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Carl Levin

America Wins War On Terror (9-11-01 To 12-1-11)

Robin Koerner | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

What Senators McCain, Levin and others cleverley realized is that since the terrorists are attacking America for its freedoms and "way of life", the only sure way to win the war is to eliminate all of those freedoms and way of life.

Michael McAuliff

White House Threatens Veto Of Indefinite Detention Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Accusing the Senate of "political micromanagement" of national security, the White House Friday stood by its threat to veto a defense bi...

Tyler Kingkade

Small Businesses To Super Committee: Tax Large Corporations | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outraged by a new report about America's largest corporations dodging their taxes, small business owners are orchestrating a new campaig...

As they lobby for a tax holiday, some big multinational players say they've got plenty of cash on hand

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta, iWatch NewsAs select U.S. multinational corporations push for a tax holiday on a trillion dollars parked ove...

Dan Froomkin

Congress Flips Bird To Occupy Wall Street | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as protesters fed up with corporate power are occupying Wall Street, Congress is rushing to oblige it. In an iconic example of h...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Blocks Defense Bill Over Detainee Provisions | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised that the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012 will not come up for a v...

Andrea Stone

Pressure Grows To Add Haqqani Network To Terrorists List As U.S. Patience Wears Thin | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators Wednesday urged the State Department to designate the al Qaeda-affiliated Haqqani network as a terrorist organization ...

Obama's Measured Path to DADT Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

No single individual or organization brought about the tremendous feat of dismantling "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). In the best military tradition, repeal was a team accomplishment.

Democrats May Get Flanked on Trade Policy

Peter Navarro | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Unfortunately for the Obama administration, whether they ultimately face Romney or Roemer or perhaps the both of them, the Democrats have been caught holding a bag of Clinton-Bush "free trade" leftovers.

William Alden

Senator Welcomes News Of Apparent Standard & Poor's Investigation | William Alden | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As the financial world absorbs news that the federal government is apparently investigating potential misbehavior at Standard & Poor's, th...

The Debt Ceiling "Compromise" Is a Total Democratic Capitulation to the GOP

Mitchell Bard | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We will look back and know that when the debt ceiling issue was in play, the Republicans made their case, but nobody in a position of power made the opposing argument. The Democrats just went along and will have to live with the consequences, along with the rest of us.

Stolen State Money: Trillions Lost Annually, Only Billions Have Been Recovered

Corbin Hiar | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home
Corbin Hiar

The uprisings of the Arab spring have brought renewed attention to long-standing accusations that kleptocratic regimes throughout the Middle East have plundered their nations' assets. But recovering those assets remains a daunting challenge.

Dan Froomkin

Senate Dem Pitches Tax Haven Abuse Bill As Deficit Reduction | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

To the ongoing Capitol Hill choruses of "tax the rich" and "tax the poor," Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) offered a third option on Tuesday: "Tax the cheat...

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Disappointed With Obama's Afghanistan Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers who have been pressing for a sizable and significant withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan almost universally ...

Amanda Terkel

Key Senator To Obama: Withdraw At Least 15,000 Troops From Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) has put forward a baseline number of troops that the president must announ...

Zach Carter

Gates Downplays Troop Cuts in Afghanistan | Zach Carter | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged on Sunday that the U.S. State Department is in direct talks with the Taliban in Afg...

Goldman Might Release Documents To Counter Senate Report

Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs Group Inc could release documents to counter a Senate subcommittee report that said the bank misled clients about mortgage-linked securi...

Punishment or Pushback: Financial Regulation in the Midst of Recession

David Coates | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
David Coates

While mainstream America continues to struggle with the recessionary consequences of a meltdown caused by financial excess, large financial institutions are back to profitability and back to their old ways.

Goldman Expects Federal Prosecutors To Demand Documents

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs executives expect federal prosecutors to demand to see internal documents, as the government ramps up its investigation into the way the...

John Cusack: Goldman Sachs Basically Is The Government

Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

Add John Cusack to the list of celebrities unhappy with the supposed ties binding Wall Street and Washington. On Monday night, the actor, known for...

Bipartisan Senators Indict Wall Street, Media Yawns. Six Guys Push Stale Deficit Hype, Media Goes Wild

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It should have been the lead story from coast to coast: A bipartisan panel of senators released a damning report that slammed bankers, regulators and ratings agencies. Yet the media responded with a collective yawn.

Shahien Nasiripour

Goldman Sachs Ripped Off And Misled Clients, Senate Report Says | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs, the nation's fifth-largest bank by assets, systematically misled clients, sold them financial instruments it knew to be junk, bet again...

Chris Kirkham

Well Aware Of Bubble, WaMu Boosted Bad Loans, Report Finds | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Top executives at Washington Mutual actively boosted sales of high-risk, toxic mortgages in the two years prior to the bank's collapse in ...

William Alden

Rating Agencies Repeatedly Caved To Banks' Demands And Helped Cause Crisis, Report Finds | William Alden | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The major credit rating agencies repeatedly sold out to Wall Street banks, so addicted to short-term profits that they sacrificed the accu...

Shahien Nasiripour

Goldman Sachs Values Assets Low, Sells High To Customers | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

As the subprime crisis was emerging on Wall Street, Goldman Sachs sold a client a slice of a complex security at a price nearly 50 percent higher than...