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Fluke won't seek California congressional seat after all

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Sandra Fluke, the law school student who became a liberal hero for standing up to criticism over birth control access, will not run for Congress in California.
Sandra Fluke running for California state Senate

Sandra Fluke running for California state Senate

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- All speculation aside, Sandra Fluke isn't going to run for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's congressional seat.
Gabrielle Levy

Democrats push bills in House, Senate to restore net neutrality

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and the House have introduced legislation to restore net neutrality rules at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Sandra Fluke running for Congress in California as Democrat

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Sandra Fluke, the women's rights activist who became a national celebrity when she was attacked by Rush Limbaugh, is running for Congress in California.
Sandra Fluke files to run for Henry Waxman's seat

Sandra Fluke files to run for Henry Waxman's seat

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Women's advocate Sandra Fluke has taken the next step in a run for retiring California Rep. Henry Waxman's seat in the House.
Gabrielle Levy
Waxman retiring after 40 years in U.S. House

Waxman retiring after 40 years in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., says he is retiring after 40 years as one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill.
House Democrats want hearings on fracking quakes

House Democrats want hearings on fracking quakes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Ranking Democrats serving on House energy committees have called for hearings to discuss possible seismic activity associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Democrats want hearing on methane emissions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Two Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives said they wanted to hold hearings to assess methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sector.
39 Democrats defect on healthcare vote, Obama meets insurance execs

39 Democrats defect on healthcare vote, Obama meets insurance execs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- President Obama Friday met with insurance company executives to discuss his plan to allow some policyholders to keep their current healthcare plans for a year.
Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius was told to bring health coverage data when she returns before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce panel.
The Issue: Obamacare rollout

The Issue: Obamacare rollout

Ever marvel at a magician pulling a quarter out of someone's ear or guessing the card someone is holding is the Queen of Hearts?
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Republicans rail against healthcare.gov glitches

Republicans rail against healthcare.gov glitches

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Republicans railed against healthcare.gov and its rollout problems as Democrats highlighted efforts to fix the glitches at a U.S. House hearing Thursday.
Lawmakers want probe of first responders radios at Navy Yard

Lawmakers want probe of first responders radios at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Two U.S. House members Monday called for an investigation into reports first responders' radios didn't work during the Washington Navy Yard massacre.

U.S. lawmakers mull climate impact of LNG

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A bicameral task force on climate change called on the Energy Department to assess the environmental impact of liquefied natural gas exports.

Critics say Keystone XL review flawed

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Two Democratic lawmakers said the Keystone XL oil pipeline planned from Canada does not hold up to environmental scrutiny.

Democrats may fight Obama on changes to Medicare

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Many on the U.S. left are prepared to fight the Obama administration on proposed changes to Medicare, The Hill reports.

GAO: Climate Change a risk for the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Climate change is a high risk for the United States government, says the Government Accountability Office.

Is climate change next for GOP?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's plan to rebrand the Republican Party neglected to address a priority for the Obama administration as well as many Americans -- climate change.
STEPHANIE YANG, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

U.S. Democrats push green agenda

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said forming a task force on climate change is the right step to take given last year's weather.

Emissions report blasts Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Given the recent trend in climate-linked catastrophes, approval for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline should be withheld, a U.S. lawmaker said.

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Letter challenges Walmart on bribery case

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Top Walmart executives may have contradicted themselves concerning when they became aware of bribery allegations in Mexico, leading House Democrats said.

BP asked to be open about gulf accident

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- British energy company BP is suspected of withholding evidence about a new oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico, Democratic lawmakers said.

BP in hot seat for Gulf of Mexico sheen

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers said they were turning to the U.S. Coast Guard to get information about sheen from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident.
Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Tired and victorious, Barack Obama returned to Washington Wednesday after becoming the third U.S. president in recent history to win a second term.
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