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The Waxman-Dingell Showdown

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Kate Shepard has tons of info about Rep. Henry Waxman’s efforts to unseat Rep. John Dingell from the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. But all you really need to know is this — Waxman’s been the solid liberal chair of Government Oversight for a while now, but that’s no fun with a progressive in the White House. Meanwhile, Dingell is from Michigan, and it’s just very hard to robustly represent the parochial short-term economic interests of Michigan while also acting responsibly with regard to climate change.