Politics

RNC: Hurricane Gustav shakes up Republican convention

As the storm moves toward the Gulf Coast, Bush and McCain ponder skipping the event

The Republican National Convention is still going to kick off tomorrow, despite previous talk about delaying it because of Hurricane Gustav. It’s currently a Category 3 storm, but folks in the area fear it might …

DNC: Extending the olive Blanche

Sen. Blanche Lincoln on energy and climate legislation

Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln spoke about conservation at the National Wildlife Federation event in Denver this week. Since Lincoln is one of the cosponsors of the “Gang of 10” energy bill — a compromise …

DNC: The green wrap

Grist talks to enviro leaders about what the next administration needs to do on climate

Van Jones was at the Democratic National Convention this week to talk about green jobs, justice, and the economic growth potential in a new, green economy. I caught him for a few minutes to talk …

It's my Party, I can cry if I want to ...

Rove on hurricanes in August: ‘The Republicans can’t seem to get a break’

I reprint this post from TPM election central (a must-read blog for political junkies): Priorities, priorities. Check out this Karl Rove quote buried in a Fox News article about the threat Hurricane Gustav poses to …

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on CNBC's <em>Kudlow & Company</em>

McCain’s veep pick talks energy, ANWR, and the improbability of being tapped for VP

During a June 25, 2008, appearance on CNBC’s Kudlow & Company, Sarah Palin said, "Sen. McCain is wrong" on the issue of oil drilling.  She said, "I think he’s going to evolve into eventually supporting …

Voters' Voices: Virginia II

Talking with voters in central Virginia about the environment and the election

This is part of a series of dispatches from Melinda Henneberger, who’s talking to voters around the U.S. about their views on the environment and the election. Stanardsville, Va. — A harvest moon is rising …

Palin around

The eco-rundown on Alaska guv Sarah Palin, John McCain’s veep pick

Last updated 10:29 a.m. PDT GOP presidential candidate John McCain today announced that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be his running mate in the race against Barack Obama and Joe Biden. McCain’s official announcement of …

The eco-rundown on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s VP pick

In a surprise move this morning, John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin, a conservative Republican, was the ethics commissioner of the Alaska Gas and Oil Conservation Commission from 2003 …

Hurricane forecast to hit U.S. Gulf Coast next week; oil and gas rigs shut down

Next week, just days after the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina‘s landfall near New Orleans, a new hurricane could hit the area, causing heavy winds, rain, and political problems aplenty for Republicans. Already, some energy …

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