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PHOTOS: Thousands Of Environmentalists Flood DC Streets In Protest

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

Thousands took over the streets of Washington, DC today -- standing up to reclaim their future from big polluters and call for bold leadership towards a clean and just energy economy.

U.S. Chamber Has No Idea What's About to Hit Them

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The environmental movement has spent the last 20 years pleading with Congress. It's like pleading with the cashier to address your complaint. Sooner or later, you have to take your problem to the manager.

Are Seniors Paying Attention to Paul Ryan's Plan for Medicare?

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

I'm betting that many of them, if they're paying attention to what Rep. Paul Ryan wants to do to the Medicare program, are having some serious buyer's remorse.

Sam Stein

Chamber's Tom Donohue: Walker's Anti-Union Bill 'Well Worth The Cost' | Sam Stein | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) has, undoubtedly, paid a price for ramming an anti-collective bargaining measure through the state Senate. I...

Green News Report: April 7, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More U.S....

Dan Froomkin

Lobbyists Unperturbed By Government Shutdown Brinkmanship | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- K Street lobbyists aren't too worried about a possible government shutdown this weekend. They anticipate a short one, at most -- and no...

Pay Much Attention to the Insurers Behind Paul Ryan's Curtain

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Democrats who think Ryan has guaranteed the GOP's demise by proposing to shred Medicare will soon be rudely disabused of that notion. Insurers have shown time and again they can persuade Americans to act against their best interests.

An Economic Handover in Afghanistan

John Sullivan | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Afghanistan's economic and security futures are intertwined; neither will be secure without the other. After ten years of NATO engagement in Afghanist...

It's Elizabeth Warren Vs. JPMorgan Chief On Financial Reform

Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Kevin Drawbaugh) - Elizabeth Warren, the Obama administration's defender of financial consumers, will venture into the corporate li...

Labor Boosted by Proposed Merger

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Will Marshall

America's embattled labor movement hasn't had much to celebrate lately, so it's worth noting when a major union welcomes a business mega-merger.

Arizona's Shock Doctrine? Children Call Out Legislators on Immigration Bills Defeat

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

On the heels of an unforgiving year of outrageous state rebellion, children in Arizona have had to create their own book of humanity, if only to defend their state's diverse heritage and basic human rights.

Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Cries Wolf Over Earned Sick Days

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jake Blumgart

Business owners tend to be small "c" conservative: Afraid of any change and eager to keep conditions stable, and uncomplicated. That's fine. But we shouldn't let their status quo bias prevent us from protecting our citizenry.

The Chamber's Latest on Regulations: Crazy Costs, Mythical Benefits

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rena Steinzor

The Chamber of Commerce has issued a breathless report on how many jobs we could save if we did away with environmental, land use, and utility regulations.

Hacked E-Mails Show Web's Usefulness In Dirty-Tricks Campaigns

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Although much of K Street spends its time plying the halls of Congress on behalf of well-heeled clients, there is a growing dark side to Washington's ...

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour: Obama Is Deliberately Trying To Drive Up Gas Prices | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is accusing the Obama administration of deliberately driving up energy costs, comparing the destructi...

Zach Carter

In Stealth Lobbying Move, Wall Street Coordinates With Check-Cashers, Payday Lenders To Gut CFPB | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wall Street banks are deploying little-known lobbying organizations who represent companies like Pizza Hut and Radio Shack in a new push...

My Life as a Communist

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Say this for Glenn Beck, he works fast. Less than 48 hours after we launched our campaign to let businesses say that the US Chamber of Commerce didn't represent them, Beck hit back.

NC Consumer Advocates Seeing Red Over Bait and Switch by One of the Blues

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Health insurers are demonstrating once again -- this time in state capitals -- that they cannot be trusted to do the right thing for consumers when health care reform is up for debate.

Money Pollution: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Darkens the Skies

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is anything but a benign umbrella for American small businesses. Quite the opposite: It's a hard-edged ideological shop that has long opposed environmental standards.

Green News Report: February 17, 2011 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Heavier s...

Spy vs. Spy As Hackers Square Off Over DC Dirty Tricks

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Kreig

Famous political reporters typically voice bromides about public moods or trends without probing the arsenal of dirty tricks the pros can use to change public perceptions.

Could the Chamber of Commerce Leak Scandal Rouse America's "Facebook Generation"?

The Yes Men | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Yes Men

Late last week, a still-unfolding leak story revealed a shocking conspiracy of misdeeds that seem to implicate a law firm representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an attempt to use hackers and falsified documents to discredit the Chamber's critics.

Green News Report: February 15, 2011 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S SPECIAL RADIO REPORT: A...

Colombia's Anti-Union Violence Rules out Free Trade Agreement

Ross Eisenbrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ross Eisenbrey

Obama is currently being pressed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and corporate interests to advance a free trade agreement with Colombia that he campaigned against when he ran for president.

Obama and the King Who Knelt in the Snow

Rakim Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rakim Brooks

Corporate business interests have had a strangle hold on Washington for many decades now. And the President's kneeling reveals that there is no easy way to break this corporate death grip.