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Entries by Zach Carter from 10/2011

Occupy Wall Street Protests Spark Optimism At Campaign For America's Future Conference

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive leaders have flocked to the nation's capital for a conference devoted to organizing a political movement to overwhelm the Te...

Occupy Wall Street Protests Ignite Progressive Political Fire In Washington (VIDEO)

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations inspiring scores of similar protests nationwide, a progressive conference in the nation's cap...

New Trade Deal Would Benefit Big Pharma At AIDS Programs' Expense

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

Rick Santorum Bemoans Gay Soldiers Who 'Shower With People' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum doubled down on his recent comments opposing allowing gay soldiers to serve in the U.S. ...

Colombia Free Trade Deal: Congress Prepares To Vote On Pact Despite Rampant Murder of Workers

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

Richard Lowrie, Local Wells Fargo Branch Employee, Crafted Herman Cain's '9-9-9' Tax Plan

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain's now-famous "9-9-9" tax plan was crafted by a rank-and-file investment adviser working at a Wells Fargo branch in an afflue...

Paul Ryan's Newest Tax Policy Talking Point Trips Over Reality

Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joseph Rotella is president and owner of the Spencer Organ Co., a small business with 10 employees that specializes in rehabilitating pi...

Romney Campaigns Against Foreclosure Relief In Nevada (VIDEO)

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney suggested he doesn't support foreclosure relief for the millions of Americans struggling...

Rupert Murdoch's Tax Play: News Corp. Lobbied For Trade Pact With Favored Tax Haven

Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate News Corp. lobbied in favor of the new Panama free trade pact, according to federal lobbying disclos...

Lindsey Graham Criticizes Obama On Libya Days After Gaddafi's Death

Posted 10.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a talk show appearance just days after the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) accused President B...

Bachmann: Iraq Should 'Fear' America, Reimburse War Costs (VIDEO)

Posted 10.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) condemned President Obama’s handling of the end of the war in Iraq on Sunday, and sa...

New Obama Foreclosure Plan Helps Banks At Taxpayers' Expense

Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is introducing a new program on Monday designed to lower monthly mortgage payments for more troubled homeowners...