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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...

Dems: U.S. Chamber Altered Ohio Sen's Photo In Ads

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Democrats are accusing a leading national business federation of altering a photo of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and misrepres...

Jack Daniel's Toasts Failure Of Proposed Whiskey Tax

AP | By JOE EDWARDS | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jack Daniel's officials are toasting the defeat of a proposal to tax whiskey at its celebrated Tennessee distillery. The Moore Co...

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.

Chamber Of Commerce Wades Into Health Care Constitutionality Question

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has been a fierce opponent of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, is taking a more nuance...

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...

Zach Carter

GOP Struggles To Please Business Allies Without Giving Obama Win On Trade Deals | Zach Carter | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

This piece is the first in a three-part collaboration with The Dylan Ratigan Show focused on trade issues, called Trading Our Future. WASHINGTON --...

The Reality TV Version of Harry Potter: The US Chamber of Commerce

Molly Haigh | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Molly Haigh

Today, the web crew over at is excited to announce the launch of a new site called "US Chamber of Secrets," a real-life spoof on the final installment of Harry Potter.