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Elvis Costello in the Nineties

Elvis Costello in the Nineties

This week’s guest on SPECTACLE, President Bill Clinton, is probably the single most defining figure of the 1990s. His election in 1992 marked the triumph of the Baby Boom generation on the global stage, and during his two terms in the White House, the United States enjoyed peace and unprecedented prosperity; the record federal budget…

As Commerce Secretary, Richardson Will Govern Air, Oceans

As Commerce Secretary, Richardson Will Govern Air, Oceans

CHICAGO, Illinois, December 4, 2008 (ENS) – President-elect Barack Obama has tapped New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to be his Secretary of Commerce, a position with many natural resources responsibilities. Richardson will be in charge of rebuilding the U.S. economy on a basis of clean energy and green jobs – two of the essential pillars…

Environmental Pledges Flow from First Clinton Global Initiative Asia

Environmental Pledges Flow from First Clinton Global Initiative Asia

HONG KONG, China, December 3, 2008 (ENS) – Commitments to clean Hong Kong’s beaches, produce carbon-free energy from rice residues, and raise awareness of climate change in India are among the results of the first Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Asia. Today, at the conclusion of the two-day meeting in Hong Kong, former President Bill…

Stan Greenberg

Stan Greenberg

Leading Democratic pollster and political strategist, Stan Greenberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. Greenberg has served as polling advisor to President Bill Clinton, President Nelson Mandela, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, and their national campaigns. Greenberg’s work for private sector organizations – including…

Paul Begala

Paul Begala

Paul Begala is a Democratic strategist who serves as a political contributor for CNN, appearing frequently on CNN’s The Situation Room as well as other programs on all CNN networks. Begala was formerly co-host of Crossfire, CNN’s political debate program. Begala first entered the national political scene after the consulting firm he and fellow Democratic…

Wyoming Judge Again Blocks Roadless Area Conservation Rule

Wyoming Judge Again Blocks Roadless Area Conservation Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, August 13, 2008 (ENS) – The national nonprofit Wilderness Society said it will challenge Tuesday’s decision by a federal judge in Wyoming to block the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule. For the second time, U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer issued a permanent injunction against the Clinton era roadless rule, saying it violated the…

Robert Dole, George McGovern Awarded 2008 World Food Prize

Robert Dole, George McGovern Awarded 2008 World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 13, 2008 (ENS) – For their international school feeding program and lifelong devotion to food security, former U.S. Senators Robert Dole and George McGovern have been selected to receive the prestigious $250,000 World Food Prize for 2008. Announcing the award in a statement today, the World Food Prize said, “By exerting…

Merchandise Mart First to Retrofit Under Clinton Climate Initiative

Merchandise Mart First to Retrofit Under Clinton Climate Initiative

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 25, 2008 (ENS) – Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, the largest commercial building in the world, has signed the first project development agreement in the United States under the Clinton Climate Initiative. Under the agreement to retrofit the huge building with energy-saving technologies announced today, TAC Energy Solutions will reduce the amount of energy…

Report Card: Lack of Federal Funding Hinders Ocean Health

Report Card: Lack of Federal Funding Hinders Ocean Health

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2008 (ENS) – The United States earned an overall grade of C for ocean restoration efforts in 2007, slightly up from a C- the previous year, according to the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative in its annual report card issued today. The report card assesses the nation’s progress in 2007 toward implementing…

New York City Public Housing Gets Green Lighting, Heating

New York City Public Housing Gets Green Lighting, Heating

NEW YORK, New York, December 10, 2007 (ENS) – New York public housing buildings are getting new, green upgrades for lighting, heating and hot water services at a special low price under the first sustainability partnership between the city of New York, the federal government and the Clinton Climate Initiative. On Friday, New York Mayor…