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The Garbage Collectors...

Joel Sucher | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Joel Sucher

The article focused on Fortress Investment's Peter Briger, a/k/a "king of debt" a/k/a "junkyard dog," a man who scored big by buying up the so-called "distressed assets" that banks didn't want and were willing to sell off cheap. So, if you're one of millions of struggling homeowners be afraid, be very afraid.

Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles

Steve Horn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The NDAA also included a provision that opened the floodgates for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the U.S. -- cars that would largely be fueled by gas obtained via fracking.

Carl Levin Retires: The Senate's Last of the Just

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Levin is a lovely man, a sweetheart, if you will. But not to those who stole from the American people and especially his beloved Michiganders. The senator who wouldn't take a picture frame was hell on wheels to those who thought nothing about taking millions or billions.

Michael McAuliff

Conservative GOP Senator Tries To Strip Government's Ability To Detain Americans Indefinitely | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) mounted a largely symbolic bid Friday to end the White House's authority to indefinitely detain Americans without...

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand's Military Sexual Assault Reform Bill Is Shot Down Again | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

Nearly a year after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) military sexual assault reform legislation fell five votes short of passing the Senate, she ask...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Raids Ancestral Native American Lands With Defense Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Terry Rambler, the chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, woke up Wednesday in Washington, D.C., it was to learn that Congress wa...

On Preventing Iran War, Gary Peters is No Carl Levin

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The still too quiet majority must ramp up its engagement to defend diplomacy. If enough Michigan Democrats get on the horn, maybe Gary Peters will find a phone booth and change into Carl Levin.

Will the Law Finally Catch Up to Goldman Sachs?

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Remarkably, Goldman Sachs, one of the richest, most powerful, politically connected (aka Government Sachs) too-big-to-fail Wall Street banks, has demonstrated a Teflon-like ability to bounce back from egregious misdeeds, if not outright illegal conduct, and horrible publicity.

Senate: China Hacked U.S. Military Contractor Networks

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, bre...

Senators Shut Down 'War-Like' Protesters At ISIS Hearing

The Huffington Post | Adriana Usero & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate conversation on the threat posed by the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS, came with plenty of homegrown int...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Probe Of IRS Scandal Finds Liberals Targeted Too | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest congressional report on the Internal Revenue Service's botched review of nonprofit status applications by politically active ...

SEC Chair Mary Jo White's Upcoming Test

Micah Hauptman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Micah Hauptman

The indications we've been given -- although no one is willing to state definitively what the final rule is likely to include -- suggest that we shouldn't get our hopes up that our chief concerns will be comprehensively or even meaningfully addressed. We hope we are reading those indications wrong.

Senate Panel Probing High-Frequency Trading Talks To 'Flash Boys'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

A Senate panel probing high-frequency trading on Wall Street has spoken to the people behind IEX, the upstart trading venue prominently featured in Mi...

GOP Senate Candidate Acknowledges Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R), who's running to replace retiring Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), acknowledged in two tweets Wednes...

GOP Senate Candidate Overwhelmed By Reporters: 'I Can't Do This'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate running for Senate in Michigan, walked into a scrum of inquiring reporters at a forum on Wednesday and didn'...

Sam Stein

NBA Player Says He Was Approached To Run For Senate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier told ESPN's Grantland that he was approached by the Michigan Democratic Party about a potential r...

Michael McAuliff

House Rejects Bid To End The Endless War On Terror | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With U.S. forces leaving Afghanistan and gone from Iraq, Congress reaffirmed America's endless war Wednesday, with the House of Represen...

Democrats Take Aim At Corporate Tax Dodges

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

By Kevin Drawbaugh and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - Taking aim against corporate tax avoidance, 14 Senate Democr...

Congress Criticizes IRS Failure To Audit Most Big Partnerships

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released...

Dem Says Company Avoided Billions In Taxes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. has used an aggressive tax strategy to shift profits overseas in order to avoid paying billio...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Dems Introduce Longshot Bills To Tackle Keystone Pipeline Problems | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced two bills on Thursday related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The first would require any oil...

Kate Sheppard

The House Did Something Good For The Environment For A Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has finally broken its lengthy dry spell on granting wilderness protection to designated areas of the country. On Tuesday, t...

Wanna Shrink The Deficit? Go Arrest These Guys

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billions of dollars in U.S. taxes are going unpaid because Americans are exploiting Swiss bank accounts, and the U.S. government h...

A Midwest Republican Senator Crusades Against the Corruption of Money in Politics

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Dale Schultz, a Republican state senator from Richland Center, Wis., has held his seat for 23 years, and served in the state assembly for 10 years before that. Now, Schultz has announced he won't be seeking re-election, citing the rise of dark money in politics in the wake of Citizens United.

Ryan Grim

Microsoft's Bermuda Subsidiaries Subject To Tax Inquiry, Documents Show | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business

Three Bermuda subsidiaries of Microsoft Corp. are involved in a tax inquiry launched by another country, according to documents made public by the Ber...