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New Pew Center Poll Confirms the Effects of Climate Confusion Campaign

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence, the pleadings of nation's like the Maldives -- that are being wiped off the map by rising sea levels -- Americans still question whether global warming is real or not?

Budweiser: The Beer of Climate Change Deniers?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

It's time for all the lager-lovers who support low-impact living to step up to the plate -- or, rather, the bar -- to demand better from Anheuser-Busch.

Sam Stein

Conservative Groups Load Up For Major Anti-Health Care Ad Push | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A host of conservative groups are ramping up their efforts to derail health care reform in Congress, spending more than $3.91 million for a fresh wave...

Mohawk Paper Quits Chamber Of Commerce

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York-based Mohawk Fine Paper is the latest company to quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce citing opposition to the business association's climate ch...

Shahien Nasiripour

Banks Get Small Win On Accounting Standards | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A House panel approved a provision Thursday that calls for a new oversight body dominated by bank regulators to advise on accounting rules for banks, ...

Sam Stein

Chamber Taps Board Members, GOP Donors To Validate "Free Enterprise" Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched on Wednesday a major new effort to promote business entitled the "Campaign for Free Enterprise." The campaign, w...

Chamber Me This

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce's recent actions are a complete riddle to not only me, but to many of the chamber's own members and former supporters.

Turning Up the Pressure on the U.S Chamber of Commerce

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Companies should only be members of the Chamber of Commerce if they support hyper-conservative anti-regulatory policies across the board, and aren't afraid to show it.

Jeff Muskus

GOP Boycotts Senate Climate Change Hearing (VIDEO) | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barbara Boxer is out in front on climate change in the Senate. As a result, she spent much of Tuesday sitting by herself. From the beginning, it was ...

Apple Quits Chamber Of Commerce Over Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Apple is the latest corporation to exit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, citing its opposition to climate change legislation. The New York Times repor...

Shahien Nasiripour

Shareholders May Get More Power With Democratic Proposal; Republicans in Congress Protect Corporate Interests | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Democrats and Republicans faced off Wednesday in a congressional debate over whether shareholders should have an easier time nominating directors to c...

Who Funds The Chamber Of Commerce? Help HuffPost Find Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been vociferous in its opposition to White House initiatives on financial reform, health care reform and climate chan...

AHIP and Insurance Companies Funding Chamber of Commerce Attack Ads

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

The insurance companies not only lied about their support for reform (as we've known all along), but lacked the courage of their convictions to put their money into their opposition publicly.

Green News Report - October 1, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Landmark clean energy legislation finally drops in the U.S. Senate; EPA plows forward anyway; Scientists revise their predic...

A Real Employee Free Choice Act

Wall Street Journal | Matt Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As health reform legislation hurtles toward its finale, corporate America has rushed to the barricades to make sure that big business remains at the h...

An Estate Tax Victory By Any Other Name

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Sometimes you can't declare victory until the other side concedes defeat. That's what happened Monday in the decade-long struggle over the future of the estate tax, our nation's only levy on inherited wealth.

'Leaders and Laggards' Vanishes, a Good Development

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

Two and a half years ago, The U. S. Chamber of Commerce and The Center for American Progress released a report on the condition of education in the U. S. It was the typical scare tactic, the educational form of 'Death Panels.'

Green News Report: September 29, 2009 (Audio)

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

In today's audio report: The long, long road to Copenhagen; An end to government support for fossil fuels; your national parks, 'America's Best Idea.'

Banks Aim To Kill Consumer Protection Agency -- With GOP Help

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you doubt that U.S. banks long to return to the days of impotent regulation, you need only look at one of the financial sector's top legislative pr...

Senate May Narrow Proposed Regulatory Role For Fed

Washington Post | Brady Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration's vision for revamping the nation's financial regulatory system could face significant revisions in the Senate, where propose...

Consumer Protection Should Work for Consumers

Tom Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Donohue

Creating the Consumer Financial Protection Agency to deal with consumer finance issues makes about as much sense as dictating the sizes, flavors, and temperature of coffee because a few consumers spilled their beverages and were burned.

U.S. Chamber Walks it Back: 'Scopes Monkey Analogy Was Inappropriate'

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Even some of the Chamber of Commerce's own corporate members are fed up with their attempts to derail climate legislation.

A Second Scopes Trial?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It appears that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has allowed itself to be hijacked for the purpose of ensuring that ignoramuses continue to control U.S. energy and climate policy.

Plan B For Business Groups On Health Care: Going Negative | CHRIS FRATES | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The town hall brawls over health care reform are already driving down public support for the effort -- but that's not the worst of the danger to the W...

Business Owners Far From Unified Against Health Care Reform

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the national business lobby ramps up its opposition to health-care reform, there are signs that employers around the country are divided on th...