Chris Taylor-Low

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What Energy, Environment Issues to Watch in 2014

This past year saw President Obama’s aggressive pronouncement of his climate agenda, more of the same for the Keystone XL pipeline, and some of the …

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How Michael Bloomberg Became The Most Influential Mayor Of The Century (So Far)

Money mattered in Michael Bloomberg's case.<p>The billionaire's personal fortune (ranked 10th in the nation by <i>Fortune</i>) allowed him to bankroll his three runs for New York City mayor, freeing him to hire people he believed were the best and the brightest, rather than friends of donors.<p>His philanthropy …

Year of Change: Our 2013 Accomplishments

<i>Our Mission: Connecting, supporting, honoring and serving the partners and spouses of America’s LGBT service members and veterans.</i><p>2013 was a …

Crisis Withdrawal On Capitol Hill

The holidays just weren't the same without a crisis on the Hill. The regularly scheduled insanity will resume shortly.<p>Something has been missing from the holiday season this year: There's no fiscal crisis on Capitol Hill.<p>This time last year, member of Congress, their staffs, and an assembled press …

Sunday talk show tip sheet

<b>“Meet the Press” on NBC</b><p><b>•</b> Rep. <b>Darrell Issa</b> (R-Calif.), chairman, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee<p><b>•</b> Rep. <b>Joaquín Castro</b> (D-Texas)<p><b>•</b> ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project Director <b>Ben Wizner,</b> legal adviser to NSA leaker Edward Snowden<p><b>•</b> Former Utah Gov. <b>Jon Huntsman</b> (R)<p><b>“Face the</b> …

U.S. judge says NSA phone surveillance is lawful

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled that a National Security Agency program that collects records of millions of Americans’ phone calls is lawful, calling it a “counter-punch” to terrorism that does not violate Americans’ privacy rights.<p>A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering …

5 Achievements Of The 113th Congress (So Far)

The 113th Congress, which just ended its first year, has come to be defined more by what it hasn't done than what it has. With two warring and ideologically polarized parties controlling either end of Capitol Hill, Congress has more or less become a quagmire for policy.<p>Still, one of the least …

Ala. pol's resolution for 'Duck' star

An Alabama state lawmaker said Friday he doesn’t agree with Phil Robertson’s choice of words, but will soon introduce a resolution supporting the “Duck Dynasty” star’s freedom to express his own opinions.<p>“I think that we need to get out and be supportive of people like this, not necessarily because …

Administration Won't Comment On Israeli Report About Imprisoned Spy

An Israeli TV report says Secretary of State John Kerry is preparing to offer to release Jonathan Pollard. The White House and State Department refuse to comment.<p>WASHINGTON — The White House and State Department on Friday refused to confirm or deny an Israeli report that Secretary of State John …

Western Dems blast NSA surveillance

Western Democrats on the ballot in 2014 are strongly condemning the National Security Agency.<p>Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh, a candidate for Senate who is likely to be appointed when Sen. Max Baucus (D) becomes ambassador to China, is the latest in a long line of Democrats to protest, releasing a …

Rob Ford and the Sleaziest Pols of the Year

It's hard to beat Toronto's mayor for scandalous behavior, but three Americans tried.<p>2013 was a sleazy year in politics. There may not have been a …

Republicans’ Unemployment Shame

Emergency benefits have just expired for some 1.3 million jobless Americans, putting a huge dent in our economy. Why can’t the GOP do the right thing?<p>…

IRS to pay Obamacare political price

Obamacare’s rollout dented the Department of Health and Human Services in just the first month. Up next year: the Internal Revenue Service.<p>A key piece of the health care law gives Americans making less than 400 percent of the poverty line subsidies to buy insurance. But if buyers don’t alert the …

With Congress Gone, D.C. Takes On Effortless Beauty

Washington, D.C., clears out in the last weeks of December, as members of Congress and their staffs head back to their home districts for the holidays. NPR's Linda Wertheimer enjoys walking the quiet streets, and uses that time to reflect on the past year in politics.<p><b>Listen · 2:49</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>…

The Ups And Downs Of The GOP Year

The last few days of 2013 have been some of the best of the year for the Republican Party, which came out on top in congressional races in a poll this week. NPR's political editor Ron Elving joins Linda Wertheimer for a look back at the GOP's rollercoaster political year, from the partial …

Up Next For Joe Biden, A Busy Year — And A Choice

<b>Listen · 4:43</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>This was a busy year for Vice President Joe Biden: He was President Obama's point man on gun control; he traveled widely, pushing for infrastructure spending; and he recently returned form a trip to Asia, where he met with the leaders of China, …

Utah’s first same-sex married couple: A weight has been lifted from our heart

On December 21, Judge Shelby struck down Utah’s Amendment 3. Michael Ferguson and Seth Anderson wasted no time<p>Joanna Brooks<p>December 28, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>On Friday, Michael Ferguson and Seth Anderson of Salt Lake City became the first gay …

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