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Howard Dean 'Disappointed' White House Didn't Fight For Public Option (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former DNC Chair Howard Dean, who has been a sharp critic of the compromises made to the Senate health care bill, said on Sunday that he was "disappoi...

To Create Jobs on Main Street, We Need to Kill Jobs on Wall Street

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

The Billionaire Bailout Society is not a shared society. We're not in it together. What's good for Wall Street is not good for the rest of us...they even get their swine flu shots before we do.

Shahien Nasiripour

Bank of America TARP Repayment Premature, Analyst Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A leading bank analyst says the regulators who allowed Bank of America to repay its $45 billion in government bailout funds made a big mistake because...

Sam Stein

Steele Comes Out Against Tax On Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his press briefing on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs all but invited Republicans to attack the president's proposal to tax roug...

Sam Stein

Michael Bennet: I'll Lose My Seat To Support Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a freshman Senator who is fighting to hold his seat in 2010, said he would support health care reform even if it cost h...

'Kill The Bill' Debate Rages

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a "Special Comment" Wednesday night, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann agreed with former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean that the Senate ...

Rihanna Dons Barbed Wire Outfit For 'Russian Roulette' Single

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

(AP Text, scroll for full image) NEW YORK - Rihanna (ree-AH'-nah) is exposing her fans to more than her music with her new single, "Russian Roulette...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama to Push Tax On Being 'Too Big To Fail'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama will unveil on Thursday a proposed levy on the nation's biggest financial firms structured not just to repay taxpayers for the bank ba...

Goldman Sachs Shareholders Ask Bank To Cut Down HUGE Bonuses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Think of it as an atypical example of "shareholder activism." Several of the biggest shareholders of Goldman Sachs -- which, it should be noted, has m...

Tom Harkin May Reintroduce Legislation To Kill Filibuster [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) told the Washington Post that he would introduce legislation to reform the filibuster in January. I'm going to reint...

National Geographic's Photo Contest (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The National Geographic International Photography Contest 2009, taking place now, attracts thousands of imaginative and amazing photos from around the...

Jon Stewart: Obama Is Channeling Bush (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The speech given by President Obama in which he ordered 30,000 troops to Afghanistan has faced much criticism from the media. What struck Jon Stewart ...

Arthur Delaney

One Million Will Lose Unemployment Benefits In January Unless Congress Acts

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One million people will stop receiving unemployment benefits in January unless Congress makes a move before the Christmas recess, according to an anal...

Rachel Maddow Catches Rick Warren In Blatant Lie (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reviewed Rick Warren's video condemnation of an anti-gay law in Uganda. While she said the statement was "...

Sam Stein

MoveOn Moves Against Obama On Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The progressive advocacy organization MoveOn.org formally opposed President Obama's troop surge strategy on Tuesday, calling it "wrong" and urging its...

Shahien Nasiripour

Geithner's New York Fed Told AIG To Limit Swaps Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: This post was updated at 2:15 p.m. to reflect new information obtained by the Huffington Post regarding an ongoing investigation into these ma...

3D Scans From Could Bring Jacko Back To 'Life' (via @HuffPostTech)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Michael Jackson had 3D scans made of his body in what may have been a plan to build a virtual reality double of himself, the Daily Star reports. The ...

Robert Kindler's "2BG2FAIL" License Plate Changed To "MNA GUY"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In his book, "Too Big to Fail", the New York Times scribe Andrew Ross Sorkin included a photo of a banker's license plate he saw in Greenwich, CT that...

Sam Stein

Reid Still Has Cards To Play As Health Care Enters Final Stages

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As health care reform enters its final stages in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) faces a paramount question: to what extent, if any, d...

Too Big To Fire? 92% Of Managers At Top Bailout Recipients Are Still In Same Jobs

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Among the various prescriptions to fix the financial markets, the calls for regime change in the management ranks of bailed-out institutions have been...

Madoff's Homes Get HUGE Price Cuts (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We all know it's a bad time for real estate. But even the luxury homes formerly owned by jailed financier Bernard Madoff are having a tough time selli...

Shahien Nasiripour

Heads Of Financial Crisis Commission Call Bonuses Unjustifiable, Vow To Investigate (EXCLUSIVE)

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The chair and vice chair of the federal commission charged with investigating the causes of the financial crisis had harsh words on Tuesday for the Wa...

Sam Stein

Lugar: Let's Put Health Care On Hold To Deal With Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of President Barack Obama's closest Republican allies in the Senate urged him to put health care reform on the backburner and focus on Afghanistan...

Sam Stein

Jane Norton, GOP Senate Candidate, Sits Silently As Obama Called A Muslim

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Colorado lieutenant governor Jane Norton, one of the five candidates competing in the Republican primary for the state's 2010 Senate race, is ...

Palin's Pavlovian Response to House Health Care Passage

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

I spent a lot of time in a small Alaskan church. I'm glad I did. It helps me interpret Palin's evangelical dog whistles, such as her typical and predictable response to the House health care bill.