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Cash for Clunkers

Senate Roll Call On 'Cash for Clunkers'

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Parker

Here's the roll call by which the Senate agreed to a $2 billion extension of "Cash for Clunkers." Voting yes: 51 Democrats, 7 Republicans, 2 independents. No: 4 Democrats, 33 Republicans.

Save AstroTurf for Football Season: Water Grassroots on Health Care, Not Clunkers

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

If Obama wants his legacy to include health care as a right, his moment is now. He can either buckle down and focus on nothing else until it's done, or get derailed by the political play of the week.

Congress OKs $2B Refill Of 'Cash For Clunkers'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pedal to the metal, Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday night with an additional $2 billion for "cash for clu...

WATCH: Cash 4 Clunkers Is Just the Beginning

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


'Clunkers' Program Could Add 0.5 To GDP: Bloomberg | Lee J. Miller and Marco Babic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. economy is poised to emerge from the worst postwar recession as early as this quarter, with manufacturers boosted by th...

Today's Green News Report

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Now available on Apple iTunes! Subscribe for FREE here!... IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: 'Cash for Clunkers' -- now with more cash!; 'Astroturfing' -- no...

Tales from the Lobotomy Ward: The Stupidest Republican Talking Point I've Heard in a Long Time

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

It's moronic for conservatives to believe that they will derail a proposed universal health care system by likening it to a program whose only problem is that the public loves it far too much.

The Silly Season In Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Silly season" refers to late summer, when governments go on massive taxpayer-funded vacations all over the world. This year's season could produce a bumper crop of silly.

'Clunker' Program Leads To Boost In Foreign Car Sales | Dana Hedgpeth and Sholnn Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Four of the five top-selling cars in the government's "Cash for Clunkers" program are made by foreign automakers, according to new data released Tuesd...

Cash For Clunkers Extension Likely: Senate GOP Fails To Muster Opposition

AP | KEN THOMAS and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Senate reached a deal on saving the dwindling "cash for clunkers" program late Wednesday, agreeing to vote on a plan that would...

Green News Report - August 4, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Now available on Apple iTunes! Subscribe for FREE here!... IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The Democracy of Lobbyists; The forgeries of 'Clean Coal'... PLU...

Climate Experts Not Impressed With Cash For Clunkers

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — "Cash for clunkers" could have the same effect on global warming pollution as shutting down the entire country – every automo...

"Cash for Clunkers" Is Really Economics for Dummies

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Using borrowed money to subsidize the purchase of foreign made automobiles does not make economic sense. "Cash for Clunkers" is a showroom lemon masquerading as brilliant economic policy.

Republican Party Has Become "Cash for Clunkers"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Republican Party is disintegrating in front of our eyes. The latest Gallup Poll has them leading in party identification in six states and tied in two. That means they're trailing in 42 states!

Dealers Bail Out Cash for Clunkers

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ashley Rindsberg

The auto industry (at least the retail end of it) is finally taking responsibility for itself in a way that benefits the public it serves. Perhaps Congress will follow suit.

Reid Says Senate Will Approve 'Clunkers' Funding

AP | Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting swift approval for an extension of the popular "cash-for-clunkers" program, which i...

Cash for Fatties

Wendy Wanderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Wanderman

According to a recent report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Top 5 states that have the highest percentage of overweight people are all Republican red states.

Can We Trade in Our Republican Senate Clunkers?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Republicans don't care about the unemployed, the uninsured, the economy and making this country financially healthy. To the contrary, it's in their political interest to root for failure.

Obama Administration Withholds Data On Clunkers

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is refusing to quickly release government records on its "cash-for-clunkers" rebate program that would sub...

Cash For Clunkers Program Depends On Senate Action | By COREY BOLES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Sunday that unless the Senate approves $2 billion in additional funding, the Obama administrati...

Bailout Clunkers, not Private Jets

Harry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Harry Smith

I was in Nantucket over the weekend, and I have to say I was impressed by the large number of private jets parked on the tarmac at the local airport. The rich are still doing okay.

Conservative Hating On Cash-For-Clunkers

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Government can work, and the "Cash for Clunkers" program proved it. So, naturally, conservatives have to hate on it.

Cash for Nuclear Clunkers

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

If Secretary Gates is looking to save money and make us safer, there is no better place to start than by eliminating the security liabilities we promote in our arsenal of nuclear clunkers.

Obama Pushes Senate To Refuel 'Clunkers" Program

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The White House warned Monday that the "cash for clunkers" program, already zooming toward a quarter-million trade-ins with the ini...

Another $2B for Clunkers? How About Bling for Bikes?

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cameron Sinclair

Why is it that tax paying bike owners are helping foot the bill for our gas guzzling colleagues?