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Earth and the Balance of Powers: What the Citizens United Ruling Means for the Environment

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Corporations are not just citizens united to make protected speech, but artificial structures entitled to legal and tax advantages different from individual citizens. They exist for the avowed purpose of making money -- not advocating policy.

8 Pool Parties In East River State Park For 2010

BrooklynVegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A news release from Chuck Schumer's office confirms that Jelly NYC Pool Parties will be held again at East River State Park in 2010. The series' secon...

When Corporations Rule The World (thanks to the Supreme Court)

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

With its ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Supreme Court has granted corporations even further unfettered access...

The Lion, the Glitch, and the Centerfold

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

The Liberal Lion is rolling over in his grave His seat even the President could not help save A state senator for only five years Has brought the Democratic establishment to tears

Bannerman Castle Gets Senator Schumer To Champion Its Cause | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sen. Charles Schumer is meeting today with members of the Bannerman Castle Trust for a briefing on how to prevent the rest of the landmark on a Hudson...

Decembuary 0: A Cure for the World's Hangover

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Una LaMarche

New Year's Day is rife with pressure. You then wake up hungover, tired, feeling worse than you have felt in a long time... at least since last New Year's. Which brings me to Decembuary 0.

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

Gift Card Crackdown: Federal Reserve Has New Rules Ready To Protect Consumers

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve on Monday proposed new rules to protect consumers from unexpected costs or restrictions on gift cards. More than...

Pet Peeves for the New Year

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Didn't the bankers and industrialists just ruin the global economy? What gives them the right to ruin the public schools?

Jason Linkins

WSJ, CNBC Hysterically Misinform On Executive Compensation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Kenneth Feinberg is the White House Special Master for Executive Compensation, and he is tasked with placing restrictions on the pay showered upon the...

How Credit Raters Fended Off Oversight From Congress And The SEC

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Editor's Note: This is the second of three articles by the Investigative Fund on the credit rating companies. Read the first article here. When the n...

The 15 Biggest Congressional Recipients Of Wall Street Campaign Cash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reforming Wall Street is a hot topic on Capitol Hill these days. Congress is currently weighing two financial reform bills that would, to varying degr...

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

Friday Talking Points [96] -- The Impressiveness of Alan Grayson

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

First, let's get rid of the distractions this week. Chicago will not be getting the Olympics in 2016, even after President Obama went over to Copenha...

Jason Linkins

Why Did Sen. Schumer Attempt To Limit The Press Shield Law? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The U.S. Congress has been working all year on the development of a federal shield law, which would offer journalists a "qualified privilege against d...

The Five Democrats Who Voted Against The Public Option

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Senate Finance Committee voted down an amendment by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. VA) today that would have included a public option in health care r...

Leaders Absent at Health Care Demonstration in Midtown

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

Somehow not a single Democratic politician, official or one of their minions in the entire state of New York was available to make an appearance.

Hassan Nemazee, Democratic Fundraiser, Indicted For $292 Million Ponzi Scheme

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors have charged a wealthy fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top Democrats in an alleged $292 million P...

Schumer: NYC Airspace Is Like "Wild West"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing new measures he says would help prevent another crash over the Hudson River like the one that killed ni...

Tainted Obama Fundraiser Gave To Schumer, Gillibrand

AP | Valerie Bauman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, freshman U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy, and U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are among t...

Sen. Schumer Wants Milk Price Investigation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a federal investigation into why a decline in retail milk prices hasn't matched the...

Wall Street Is Right -- This Time

John Standerfer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Standerfer

In this post-Madoff environment, where the SEC needs all the credibility it can muster, it's critical that the agency not provide a knee-jerk response to every whim of the media and politicians.

Addicted to Health Care

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Americans are addicted to health care. They demand more and more of it, at any cost, whatever the consequences.

Senate Vote at Noon on Nationalizing Concealed Handgun Laws

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

After more than two decades, at noon today the gun lobby's efforts to enact a national concealed handgun law will have its first chance at success when the U.S. Senate votes.

Senate Set to Nationalize Concealed Handgun Laws That Have Killed 7 Cops, 44 Private Citizens

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

For over two decades a top priority of the gun lobby has been establishing and expanding state laws that allow the carrying of concealed handguns by private citizens. This effort may culminate as early as today.