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Joe Henderson: Concern for the environment really depends on which party is in charge

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The words “green space” can have a different meaning depending on the person involved. Democrats generally believe green space to mean protected grasslands, pristine parks, waterways, and regulations to keep companies from belching pollutants into the atmosphere. Republicans generally appear to believe green space is a metaphor for money that can be made by paving over any empty spot of land they see. I know that’s a generalization. There are plenty of conservatives who will argue strongly for environmental protection.…

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Capitol Hill buzz: Jon Stewart lobbying for Sept. 11 responders

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Comedian Jon Stewart turned serious Wednesday as he lobbied members of Congress to permanently extend a law providing medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders. Accompanied by several first responders, Stewart met with members of Congress and attended a Democratic caucus luncheon. “If you can’t get this done, maybe we should shut down,” Stewart told reporters outside the U.S. Senate, referring to the possibility of a government shutdown this fall. “This is about as unassailable a piece of…

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