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Changing the Rules for Workers

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

It's no surprise that Republicans are up to their old games. Having successfully blocked efforts to strengthen the right of workers to organize, they now want to stop workers from learning their rights too.

The White House Hoists White Flag of Surrender

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

What is most astonishing is the spin that that the president has been really hard on business in the first two years of his Administration, and now he's pulling back. You have to be kidding.

President Obama's Challenge to Business: "It's Time to Invest in America"

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill George

Even if it took a "shellacking" in the mid-term elections to serve as a wake-up call, President Obama clearly understands that America needs to invest at home in order to win the competitive race for jobs and investment.

Green News Report: February 8, 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: Was the Whi...

Mr. President, You've Asked Nicely. Now What?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Perhaps the president is resigned to the notion that you can't argue with lazy businessmen. If his Obama Chamber address was as much warning as supplication, it was the right tone to set. Warn of consequences and ask for compliance.

Obama at the Chamber: Strategic Retreat

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Through his recent retreat, President Obama has insured that the 2012 election will come with high unemployment, stagnant wages and benefits, and little sense of what might change.

Obama: Too Many Boats Have Been Left Behind

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Corporate America is on our minds today, because President Obama just gave a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. With the future decidedly uncert...

Obama's Chamber Speech: The Debates About Regulation and the Social Contract

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The president didn't challenge the Chamber, or the American business community, enough in his speech. But it was good to see him make a strong case for the role of regulation, and for the importance of the social contract.

Obama Addresses U.S. Chamber Of Commerce

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 AM ET. Obama and the Chamber sparred in the lead-up to the 2010 midterm elections...

New Era in Washington? AFL-CIO, Chamber Join Hands, Liberals Win One on Social Security

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

The announcement by leaders of the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO backing spending to promote the nation's infrastructure squeezes the GOP's leadership between the wishes of their leading corporate donors and biggest-spending lobbyists.

Sam Stein

Chamber, AFL-CIO Back Infrastructure Spending In Rare Joint Statement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, often bitter foes in conflicts between business and labor, released a rare joint statement...

GOP Austerity Plan Is an Assault on Blacks and Latinos

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

It is a tale of two cities in early twenty-first century America. This new wave of austerity is a con game, and it's racist too.

The Corporation in Chief

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

Many Americans were surprised by the Citizens United decision, and a few recognized it for what it was -- the inevitable conclusion of a four-decade-long strategy.

Zach Carter

Selling Out Small Business | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout Wednesday's House floor debate over the repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul, Republicans frequently claimed t...

The F Word: Obama's Deregulation Dance With Wall Street

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

With a new Republican Congress, it was only a matter of time before some politician vowed to get rid of regulations. We just didn't think it would be Barack Obama.

Weekly Pulse: Giffords Shooting Reveals Flaws in U.S. Mental Health Services

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a constituent outreach event in a supermarket...

Green News Report: January 11, 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: The final r...

Sam Stein

Business Lobby's President Backs Health Care Repeal Vote | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 10 months after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation's preeminent business lobby, said it would not spend money to push for r...

On Day One, Republicans Cripple Construction Industry

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

It took just hours for the new Republican House majority to craft a dangerous set of rules that threatens not just the way Congress works, but puts American jobs on the line as well.

Darrell Issa Invites His Capitalist Cronies to Cry Wolf

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Darrell Issa wants to hand the government over to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a who's who of corporate America. Here comes the latest installment in a long history of corporate lackeys in government practicing crony capitalism.

Business Lobby's War On Obama Just Getting Started

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's apparent hopes to the contrary, the head of the nation's flagship business lobby has made it clear that the corporate campaig...

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.

The Chamber and the Court

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Nowhere is the conservative bloc's support for the Chamber of Commerce more apparent -- or more important -- than in close cases decided by a five-Justice majority in the Supreme Court.

Report Reveals Significant Findings On Supreme Cout Justices Offering Receptive Ear To Business Interests

The New York Times | Adam Liptak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chamber's success rate is but one indication of the Roberts court's leanings on business issues. A new study, prepared for The New York Times by s...

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oligarchy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev'rywhere you go; Take a look in Tiffany's store, glistening once again With Wall Street bonus trinkets a...