Tom Steyer stars as liberal donors gather

Kenneth P. Vogel and Andrew Restuccia Politico 4/13/2015

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s fingerprints are all over this week’s spring meeting of the Democracy Alliance — an indication that the influential coalition of liberal donors intends to spend big to elevate climate change, and that Steyer plans to be at the forefront of the push.

The […]

Obama Adviser Podesta Caught Green-Handed In Major Ethics Violation

Richard Pollock The Daily Caller 1/29/2015

In 2013, John Podesta was paid $87,000 by a shadowy foreign billionaire whose passion is preventing energy exploration on American land.

Just two years later, Podesta is a member of President Obama’s inner circle, and the driving force inside the White House to block 12 million acres of land […]

Center for American Progress Donors Buy Clinton Access, Experts Say

Supporters of a Clinton presidential run pour money into think tank devising Hillary’s likely platform

Lachlan Markay The Washington Free Beacon 1/22/2015

Supporters of an independent pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC are pouring money into the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank expected to be the ideological nerve center of a Clinton presidential […]

John Podesta now running the country? I must have missed that election...

John Podesta issues warning to GOP on climate regulations

Brian Hughes The Washington Examiner 5/5/2014

White House senior adviser John Podesta had a clear message Monday for Republicans trying to undo President Obama’s environmental regulations: It won’t work.

Podesta, dispatched to the White House briefing room Monday to preview a forthcoming report from the administration […]

Gas attack: How Democratic donors benefit financially from climate policy

Matthew Continetti The Washington Free Beacon 3/21/2014

…Steyer pledged to remove himself from the operations of his hedge fund, Farallon Capital Management, in the waning days of 2012, when he was being considered as a possible secretary of Energy in the second Obama administration. But he remains an “outside limited partner” with the firm, and […]

Podesta: Obama's 'Warmed Up' to Executive Action; Will Use It for 'Climate Change and Energy Transformation Agenda'

Susan Jones CNS News 1/28/2014

President Obama has “warmed up” to using executive authority, and when he believes “he has the authority” to “make progress” without action by Congress, he will do it, White House adviser John Podesta told NPR Tuesday morning.

“But he doesn’t like to do this, does he?” the NPR host asked […]