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Entries by Zach Carter from 01/2014

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Politics Are Now 'Pure Savagery'

Posted 01.08.2014 | Politics

Author and activist Noam Chomsky said that the congressional controversy over extending unemployment benefits is evidence that American politics has d...

House Democrats Balk At Efforts By Obama, Boehner On Controversial Pacific Trade Deal

Posted 01.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats balked Thursday at a bill designed to clear congressional hurdles for President Barack Obama's controversial Trans-Pacif...

Noam Chomsky: MIT Shares Blame For Aaron Swartz Tragedy

Posted 01.10.2014 | Politics

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology bears some of the blame for the tragedy of Internet activist Aaron Swartz's suicide, according to author and...

Noam Chomsky: Obama Trade Deal A 'Neoliberal Assault' To Further Corporate 'Domination'

Posted 01.13.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is an "assault," on working people intended to further corporate "domination," accordi...

New Spending Bill Blocks ACORN Funding Four Times, Even Though ACORN No Longer Exists

Posted 01.14.2014 | Politics

The massive new appropriations bill unveiled Monday night includes four provisions that block funding to the Association of Community Organizations fo...

CEO Pressures Congress On Controversial Trade Deal He Doesn't Understand

Posted 01.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most prominent CEO proponents of a controversial new trade deal acknowledged at a congressional hearing on Thursday that he d...

Key Republican Rips Income Inequality, Calls For New Stimulus

Posted 01.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair sharply criticized Congress for failing to approve economic stimulus measures, saying elected lawmakers wh...

CEO ... or Caveman???

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Honeywell CEO David Cote ran into trouble last week when he testified in favor of a big free trade deal before the Senate Finance Committee. After ent...

New McConnell Campaign: Further Left On Healthcare Than Obama?

Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

The success of Obamacare in Kentucky may be pushing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the left in his 2014 re-election campaign, at le...

Elizabeth Warren Explains Why Income Inequality Has Gone Up Under Obama

Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about economic policy. See what she had to say about income inequality in th...