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High Tech Republicans In Your Pocket

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In 2008, there was a stark difference between Democratic and Republican technological aptitude, most forcibly represented when Sen. John McCain (R-Ari...

Grassley A No-Show At Debate With Conlin

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Democratic Senate candidate Roxanne Conlin debated Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) Sunday, although Grassley was not actually prese...

Conlin Threatens Grassley With 'The Empty Chair Routine"

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Democratic Senate candidate Roxanne Conlin sent a fax to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) inviting him to a debate Sept. 19 and warned the Senator she's ready to "do the empty chair routine" if he does not show.

Obama End-Run Amnesty Claim Is 'Nuts,' Immigration Official Says

Andrew Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Becker

Criminal immigration prosecution and deportation levels under the Obama administration rival or surpass those during the Bush era, yet Republicans have nonetheless blasted the White House for being lenient on illegal immigrants.

How They Passed Health Care: Tri-Com Unity, Climate Change Handicaps And The Offer Max Baucus Should Have Refused

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who had tried to get tough with the manufacturers of biological drugs. He wa...

NO SEC Staffers Fired In Porn Investigation | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

None of the Securities and Exchange Commission employees caught using government computers to view pornography has been fired, the agency's inspector ...

The Most Important Speech the President Has Ever Given

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Obama can't keep using Tim Geithner or Larry Summers as spokespeople on the issue of financial reform. He has to sell it himself -- strongly, forcefully, and specifically.

Time to Put the SEC Out of Its (and Our) Misery

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

In the end, Napoleon's admonition has become the SEC's Gospel: If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Wall Street Reform Conference Committee Membership Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.

Chucking Chuck Grassley

Trish Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trish Nelson

This Old Fossil A Poem by John Shumaker Ah Chuck "the man" Grassley, there's just not enough superlative invective ya can say about this old f...

The Depravity of Chuck Grassley - A Poem by Iowan John Shumaker

Trish Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trish Nelson

by Iowan John Shumaker Here's something by my current favorite poet I'd like to share: ~Its absolutely impossible to describe the depths of DEPRAV...

The FBI in Déjà vu

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

One can only hope that Sentinel quits being a demonstration of lessons learned from past failures and instead begins doing what its name implies.

Liz Cheney Visits the Sins of the Client on the Lawyer

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The greatest lawyers in this country have represented traitors, serial murderers, rapists, deserters, corrupt politicians and scoundrels of every sort. Why are suspected terrorists' lawyers any different?

Sen. Grassley Grills Goldman Sachs Over Hefty Fees For 'Build America' Bonds

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sen. Chuck Grassley (D-Iowa) is concerned that Goldman Sachs will collect sizable fees from its role as an underwriter of the 'Build America' bonds th...

FDA Considers Regulating Safety of Electronic Health Systems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative Fund Concerned about potential safety risks in health information technology, the U.S....

The Failure of Bipartisanship

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Mishel

Millions of Americans are out of work, and things aren't going to get much better for a very long time, unless the government acts boldly. The Senate "compromise" doesn't offer any real relief.

Healthcare Is Officially On The Back Burner

Andrew Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rubin

Do not let Senator Grassley tell us "it's on the back burner." We ALL deserve more than that - Republicans, Democrats, Independents, AMERICANS.

A Very Bad Week for America

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

In short, the will of 80 percent of Americans can be thwarted by representatives of 20 percent due to a quirk in Senate rules. I'm pretty sure that's not what the Founding Fathers, or anyone, had in mind.

Reckless Indifference Of The American Cancer Society To Cancer Prevention

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Early this month, top Republican Senator Charles E. Grassley sent letters to the American Cancer Society (ACS), besides the American Medical Associati...

Health Care and the 'Predator State'

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

Although Republicans have snapped up James Galbraith's catchy book title, the politicians have misunderstood his message. They need to go back over The Predator State for a second reading.

Grassley: GOP Unlikely To Get Control Of Senate In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is downplaying the effect that the retirement of two of his long-time Democratic colleagues would have on the GOP's cha...

Jason Linkins

The Chances That Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Will Be Released From Custody After His Trial Equal Zero | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is it at all plausible to suggest that KSM is going to come away from his upcoming trial acquitted on these charges, to walk among us as a free man? As it turns out, no!

Ryan Grim

Pharma Deal To Be Tested On Senate Floor | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to allow a vote on re-importing prescription drugs from Canada as an amendment to the health c...

My Response to Mortimer Zuckerman: Charity Should Be Only A Way Station On the Road to Justice

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When it comes to a basic social safety net, Europeans are far more giving than are Americans and far more effective because the safety-net is organized on a societal basis through government.

Sam Stein

Grassley To Holder: Remember O.J. Simpson Before Trying KSM | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) offered a stern warning for Eric Holder on Wednesday when addressing the attorney general's confidence that he would g...