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A Disturbing Glimpse of GOP's Low Tax/Limited Regulation Utopia

Steven Strauss | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Steven Strauss

When a politician tells you s/he can cut your taxes and reduce regulations -- without increasing the budget deficit, and/or reducing the quantity (or quality) of services -- that politician is likely a liar.

The GOP's Salvation: A Modest Proposal

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

The GOP should do something bold. Something unexpected. Something... audacious. It should nominate Goldman Sachs for president.

Zach Carter

Chamber of Commerce's Secret SOPA Email | Zach Carter | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top intellectual property lawyer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce appears to have sent out an email to underlings on Friday, notifyin...

Sam Stein

Elizabeth Warren Leaves Voicemail For Scott Brown, Asking For Third Party Détente | Sam Stein | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

One day after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pledged to be "significantly involved" in the Massachusetts Senate race, Democrat Elizabeth Warren is urgin...

Armed With Naïvete

Bill McKibben | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Bill McKibben

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, front outfit for a consortium of corporations, has bragged on its website about outspending everyone in Washington, which is easy to do when Chevron, Goldman Sachs, and News Corp are writing you seven-figure checks.

Pity Poor Newt Gingrich

Robert Weissman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Pity poor Newt Gingrich. Alright, I admit it's hard to muster much pity for Gingrich. Still, he now stands as not the first, but the most recent, pr...

Amanda Terkel

Which Senate Race Is Attracting Most GOP Third-Party Spending? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) may be soaking up national attention from progressives dur...

Gerry Smith

Chinese Hackers Used 'Spear Phishing' To Attack U.S. Chamber Of Commerce | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology

As hackers from China snooped around the computer system of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last year, many Chamber employees started receiving a dramati...

'Nonprofit' Means Personal Wealth For CEOs

The Huffington Post | Max Rosenthal | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The chief executives of major companies are frequently blasted for their massive salaries, but new reports show that the heads of the na...

Paul Blumenthal

19 Words Could Mean Big Disclosure Of Secret Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hidden within the mammoth omnibus appropriations bill crafted by House, Senate and White House negotiators is a 19-word change to a ride...

GOP and Chamber of Commerce's War Over the Bulletin Board

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Peter Dreier

Even with such lopsided pro-management laws, big business isn't satisfied. America's employers would prefer to keep their workers' rights a well-guarded secret. Thus, the corporate outrage over the 11-inch by 17-inch poster.

Amanda Terkel

Chamber Of Commerce CEO Made Record Amount In 2010 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Tom Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, made a record $4.7 million last year, at a time when the rest of the...

Dave Jamieson

Video Mocks GOP, Business Groups For 'Hysteria' Over Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back in August, federal regulators issued a rule requiring businesses to hang posters informing employees of their rights to collective ...

Recycling a Front Group to Cheat Us Out of Benefits

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The insurance industry last month brought the Health Benefits Coalition out of storage. It is now the Essential Health Benefits Coalition, and its goal is to allow insurers and employers to continue selling policies that are swelling the ranks of the underinsured.

Insurers Pressuring Obama to Defy Law So They Can Continue Keeping You in the Dark

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you have no idea what you're paying good money for when you enroll in a health insurance plan, there's a good reason for that: insurers profit from your ignorance. And they're waging an intense behind-the-scenes campaign to keep you in the dark.

Tyler Kingkade

U.S. Chamber Joins Liberal Groups Against GOP Loan Cuts | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce finds itself on the same side as environmental groups and labor unions on a budget cut that House Republica...

Women Hold Just One Percent Of The World's Wealth: World Bank

WSJ | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

By Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal The World Bank’s latest World Development Report, which focuses on gender equality around the world, o...

Paul Blumenthal

Political Disclosure Doesn't Harm Corporate Bottom Lines: Report | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Corporations should not fear disclosing their political spending, says a report co-authored by a Harvard Law School professor and the wa...

Dave Jamieson

Health Care Workers Given Easier Road To Union | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the departure of the chairwoman of the National Labor Relations Board this past weekend, the board has been issuing a slew of last-...

Dave Jamieson

Business Groups, Allies Hysterical Over New Workplace 'Poster Rule' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The federal labor board announced Thursday that it has finalized a rule requiring employers to post notices in the workplace informing w...

40 Years Ago This Week: The Blueprint for Corporate Rule

Charlie Cray | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
Charlie Cray

Forty years ago this week, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., an attorney from Richmond, Virginia, drafted a confidential memorandum for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that described a strategy for the corporate takeover of the dominant public institutions of American society.

Corporate Lobby To Blame For Economic Mess

Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

The economy is flatlining. Global financial markets are in turmoil. Your stock price is down about 15 percent in three weeks. Your customers have lost...

For Progressives, Debt Ceiling "Deal" Was a Real Downer

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

What U.S. president in recent history has lifted the rhetoric of progressivism to such lofty heights only to throw a wet blanket over the grassroots energy that responded to his vision and got him elected?

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Call On White House To Sign Campaign Transparency Order | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 60 House Democrats led by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) is urging the White House to sign a draft executive order that would req...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Conservative Groups Divided On Boehner Debt Limit Plan | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the home stretch of the debt limit debate, two of the biggest conservative groups have opened a fissure on the Republican side of the...