Stories by Rebecca Leber

Rebecca Leber is a research assistant for the ThinkProgress war room. She graduated from the University of Rochester and holds a B.A. in political science and English with a minor in economics. subscribe to Rebecca Leber's feed

Posted on: Feb 22, 2014, Source: Climate Progress

But Big Oil Exec Rex Tillerson is fine with hydrofracking when it adversely affects others.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2014, Source: Think Progress

Controversial photos emerge.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Montana judge has a history of leniency for crimes against women.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Spending time with family this Thanksgiving? Not if you work at Walmart.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: Think Progress

8 of 10 of those gunshot wounds were caused by handguns.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: Think Progress

A former Wall Street Journal meteorologist explains why he decided to stop flying.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Kids as young as age seven were found with guns at school.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Just a few examples of how Republicans have gotten in their own way of appealing to Hispanic, black, Asian, and gay Americans.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The deputies reportedly fired about seven shots at the unarmed man.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

He also claimed that the majority of undocumented immigrants are “130-pound” drug runners with “calves the size of cantaloupes.”

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013, Source: Think Progress

He had wanted to organize an armed watch on Washington, but plans kind of fell through.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Where's the outrage over this story?

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Could you eat off $4.50 a day?

Posted on: Jun 11, 2013, Source: Think Progress

This ordeal is common for victims of sexual assault.

Posted on: May 28, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Zimmerman has dropped his Stand Your Ground defense, but he will still argue he acted in self defense when he shot the unarmed teen on the street of a gated community.

Posted on: May 21, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Inhofe is singing a different tune now.

Posted on: May 15, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Mahatma would be turning over in his grave.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Reports of Border Patrol abuse are widespread, but in cases where lethal force is used, criminal charges against agents are extremely rare.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2013, Source: Think Progress

What could go wrong?

Posted on: Feb 12, 2013, Source: Climate Progress

Although Rubio was dubbed by TIME magazine a “new voice of the GOP,” the presidential hopeful sounds no different from the old party.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Another example of a corporation screwing over employees in respons to healthcare mandate.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Idaho State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, a Republican, amplifies a debunked theory circulating on Tea Party blogs.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2012, Source: Climate Progress

After two years, the litigation is not yet over since BP faces damages from Gulf states and additional civil charges from the Justice Department.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pressed senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie on the credibility of the six studies Romney repeatedly cites to support his mathematically impossible plan.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2012, Source: Climate Progress

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Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress

Colorado's hydrofracking boom — a technology that heavily relies on water — only adds additional strain as farmers and drillers bid for a scarce resource.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011, Source: Think Progress