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Ahead of House Hearing, Committee Climate Deniers Cash In

As a key House subcommittee prepares to hold a comprehensive hearing pushing back on President Obama’s plans for action against climate change, campaign finance numbers show that denying the science of climate change can pay off—literally—for members of the subcommittee.

The Stumbling Block to Obama's Climate Commitment

President Obama’s unexpectedly strong comments on climate change during his inauguration speech—which the New York Times called “the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address”—have left many climate hawks and environmentalists excited for the prospects of action during his second term.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Third Quarter Fundraising

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 17 through October 21, 2011.

Fred Upton Holding Court with Polluters That Fund His Campaign

National Journal reports in an email this morning:

Rep. Upton Sides With Polluters...Again.

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has an oped in Investors Business Daily today attacking environmental groups for any number of things, including using hyperbole to "motivate" environmental donors.

BP's Growing Presence in Washington

Bloomberg reports this morning that the oil giant BP has hired the Republican lobbying firm Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, adding a few more lobbyists to its already strong stable of K Street powerbrokers.

Let’s follow the money:

Fred Upton's climate change evolution

Fred UptonThinkProgress reports on the “evolving” position of Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) on issues of global climate change.