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Entries by Zach Carter from 08/2011

The Spoilsmen: How Congress Corrupted Patent Reform

Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of dead-end negotiations over raising the federal debt ceiling, President Barack Obama walked into the East Room of the Whi...

Korea Trade Agreement Would Subsidize North Korea Government

Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2004, Hyundai inked one of the best land deals in history. For a mere $12 million, the South Korean conglomerate secured the rights t...

Panama Trade Deal Would Undercut Efforts To Get Rich Americans To Pay Taxes (VIDEO)

Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a Monday press conference addressing Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment t...

Trade Deals Face Growing House Opposition Amid Continued Violence In Colombia (VIDEO)

Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On August 4, Senate leaders announced a "breakthrough" in negotiations over three trade deals currently pending before Congress that now...

Michele Bachmann Says More Stimulus Money Would Have Helped Her District (VIDEO) [UPDATE]

Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fresh from her victory in the Ames Straw Poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) had to defend her positions on government spending and ec...

Michele Bachmann's Misleading Talking Point On Federal Pay

Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While stumping on a platform of limited government, Republican presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has focused on th...

Economist: Debt Is Good (AUDIO)

Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

University of Texas Economist James Galbraith tells NPR that government debt and federal deficits are good things that create jobs and help the econom...

Did Mike Pence's Office Edit His Wikipedia Page To Make It More Flattering?

Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The office of Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) appears to have been editing the congressman's Wikipedia page to present a more flattering portra...

Corporate Power Decried By Former Lawmaker

Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers rarely speak candidly about the relationship between large corporations and government, avoiding the ugly realities surroundin...

Another Rick Perry Staffer Ensnared In Teacher Death Bond Scheme

Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor Rick Perry's ties to Swiss banking giant UBS go beyond his relationship with former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas). Perry's cu...

Obama Must Act On Foreclosure Crisis, Democratic Senator Says

Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday urging him to address the nation's devastating foreclosure...