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Americans Voted for Jobs and Economic Growth

Tom Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Donohue

Today Americans sent a powerful message to Washington: Focus on job creation and economic growth.

A Letter From a Progressive to President Obama

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.

Watch: The People vs. Unlimited Coporate Elections Spending

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matthew Filipowicz

This past weekend, I attended Barack Obama's "Get Out The Vote" rally in Chicago for Alexi Giannoulias. As tens of thousands of people filed in, I pu...

Is the Chamber of Commerce a Subversive Organization?

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Local chapters would do well to reject the national Chamber of Commerce's politically subversive activities by shedding the national body and continuing their good work with members in their own communities.

Simon Johnson: Foreign Money In The Midterm Elections -- And Beyond

Baseline Scenario | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Campaign contributions by non-citizens are a huge issue lurking behind the midterm elections; they will be even more important in 2012....

A Short and Clear Guide to What a Midterm Vote Really Means

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

When you pull a lever on Tuesday, you may think you are voting for one candidate or another, but, in the big picture, the vote won't be for a person. Instead, you will be voting based on these opposing principles.

"Capitalists" Didn't Build America; We Did

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Listening to certain segments of American society from the rapidly becoming notorious US Chamber of Commerce to the most local political advertising, ...

The Corporate Financing of Voter Suppression

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

2010 is seeing an increase in corporate funded Jim Crow-style voter suppression campaigns -- conspicuously orchestrated efforts by Republicans and Tea Party groups to intimidate voters of color and keep them away from the polls.

Surprised Political Legend

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

An irrepressible visionary housed in a levelheaded package, Ferial Masry is the progressively Democratic candidate for her 2/3 white, majority Republican district.

Winning is Preferable

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

True story: This election season, big business in Atlanta aggressively targeted an uncompromisingly progressive state senator. They lost. He won. Ho...

The Corporate Money Denial Game

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Michael Steele dares us to produce evidence of massive corporate spending in elections, knowing that his party has done everything it can to hide that evidence.

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.

The Chamber, Citizens United, and the Campaign for the Third Branch

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

While the success of the Chamber of Commerce's attempt to influence the mid-term election remains to be seen, we already know that its decades-long effort to influence the United States judiciary has been a resounding success.

President Should Stop BP Administrator Feinberg From Helping The Chamber Of Commerce

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Why is President Obama letting one of his most important appointees give credibility to his biggest opponent and the BP spill victims' greatest enemy, the Chamber of Commerce?

Money Laundering in Nonprofits

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lucy Bernholz

When you think of money laundering, trust and integrity are not what comes to mind. Yet trust and integrity are the calling cards of nonprofits.

New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Disaffiliates from National: Let's Make it the First of Many

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce has had enough: It's so fed up with the shameless politicking that's being done in its name that it disaffiliated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce earlier this month.

This Senate Seat Isn't For Sale

Alexi Giannoulias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexi Giannoulias

Two years after Blagojevich, a confluence of Republican front groups think a Senate seat is still for sale. The $9 million they've poured into my race has funded a litany of debunked attack ads.

One More Thing to Worry About in Middle School - Energy Regulations?

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Mary Anne Hitt, the director of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, is a new mom and has some words for those trying to greenwash schoolkids and col...

Sam Stein

Chamber's Alleged Use Of Foreign Funds Leaves Lobby Group Scrambling For Nuance | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid the heightened rhetoric over the role that foreign money may be playing in the 2010 elections, there have been few voices willing to defend the r...

Green News Report: October 21, 2010 (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: Is Beck the...

Amanda Terkel

Enemies Of 'Big-Government Health Care' Rush To Defend Government-Funded Medicare | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican candidates around the nation are running on a platform of repealing health care reform, arguing that "Obamacare" will do nothing to bring d...

Scholastic Steps Into the Chamber of Hypocrisy

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

Politico reports that the Scholastic company – producer and distributor of a wide range of educational products to our nation’s school systems –...

The F Word: Fight for Your Right to Vote for CEO Pay

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

CEO pay has spiked alarmingly over the last decade or so, causing dangerous rifts as ordinary working people struggle to get by and watch their jobs go poof.

Amanda Terkel

Dem Commerce Chair Hits Chamber Funding | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At an event sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, featured speaker Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the powerful House Energy...

Marcus Baram

Chamber Of Commerce Still Suing Yes Men Over Last Year's Prank | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's been exactly a year since international pranksters, The Yes Men, made headlines by posing as Chamber of Commerce officials and staging a press co...