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  • From Big Energy to Congress, the money pipeline never closes

    A new website lets us follow the prodigious flow of cash from oil companies to the politicians who do their bidding.

  • Will these critters be endangered by the Gulf gusher?

    These congresscritters are top recipients of contributions from the oil and gas sector — and some of its most vocal supporters, even in the face of a catastrophically unpopular oil leak. Might the Gulf-spill mess threaten their survival? Well, don’t bet on it …  Photo: Republican Conference via Flickr Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) “I’m ashamed […]

  • John Cornyn (R-Texas)

    Sen. John Cornyn is expected to vote against a climate bill, and that’s confirmed in this letter he wrote to a constituent.  He argues that the Kerry-Boxer climate bill would “create a massive new government bureaucracy, raise energy prices, increase taxes, and send American jobs overseas.” Dear [Constituent]: Thank you for contacting me regarding a […]