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New Obama State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist

Steve Horn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The U.S. State Department recently announced that Amos Hochstein, currently the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will take over as the State Department's top international energy diplomat.

Zach Carter

Chris Dodd Warns That It's Not Just Leftists Who Hate The Banks Now | Zach Carter | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rise of anti-corporate conservatives is a significant threat to the American banking establishment, according to former Sen. Chris D...

No Law Is Perfect

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation that I voted for and was signed by President Obama in 2010. Was it perfect? Of course not. No massive piece of legislation is perfect -- and that's why we constantly work to improve the law.

Award Season Isn't Just About Red Carpets

Chris Dodd | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Chris Dodd

The 2014 awards season got off to a rousing and hilarious start Sunday night as more than 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehle...

How a U.S. Senator Can Avoid "The Senate Curse" and Get Elected to the Presidency

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Between 1960 and 2008, 50 U.S. Senators sought the Presidency and lost. U.S. Senator Barack Obama broke the nearly half-century "Senate Curse" in 2008 by wining the Presidency.

Will Russia's Follow-Up to Snowden Be Copyright Reform?

Max Keiser | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Max Keiser

Russia's economy is both cursed and blessed by oil. Now is the time to grab the bull by the horns and take an initiative that will provide decades of non-oil based revenues and millions of new jobs that capitalize on Russia's bright, young, technologically gifted generation.

Film and Television Play Vital Role in Driving Innovation, Strengthening US Economy

Chris Dodd | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Chris Dodd

The production and distribution of film and television continues to be one of this country's most valuable cultural and economic resources.

The MPAA, Disney and Blind People: Data Point for Campaign Finance Reform and the Weakness of Human Character

James Love | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
James Love

On Monday, I published a 4300-word account of efforts by the MPAA and its members to undermine negotiations for a new UN treaty on copyright exception...

MPAA Supports Meaningful Treaty for Visually Impaired

Chris Dodd | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Dodd

The international community, through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is currently negotiating a treaty intended to improve access...

Disney, Viacom and Other MPAA Members Join Book Publishers to Weaken a Treaty for the Blind

James Love | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
James Love

The World Blind Union and its members and supporters in the negotiation are now concerned that that Obama Administration and the European Commission are making demands that will render the treaty far less useful, or even derail the negotiations entirely.

Obama Proposes Credit Score Stimulus: Everyone Gets a Perfect 850

Adam Levin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

For a three-month period, every American will get a perfect credit score, and the federal government will guarantee all loans made as a result of this "score stimulus."

The Politics of Entertainment

Lindsay Caldwell | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Lindsay Caldwell

Politics and entertainment may not be so far removed from each other. Politicians and filmmakers are two separate divisions, yet both share the ability to ignite change, or shift the patterns of traditional thinking.

Shootout at the U.S. Constitution Corral

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Who's responsible for the gun violence in America? The First and Second Amendment have a stand-off.

The Value of Service

James Goldgeier | Posted 04.13.2013 | College
James Goldgeier

In his 2011 School of International Service commencement address, then-Peace Corps director Aaron Williams noted that "service is not a moment, it's a mindset." For Peace Corps and other service volunteers, the years spent in formal service are just the beginning.

Zero Dark Thirty Is a Despicable Movie, Even if Bigelow and Boal Didn't Intend It That Way

Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Froomkin

Do yourself a favor, and don't go see Zero Dark Thirty. Don't encourage film-making that at best offers ambiguity about torture, and at worst endorses it. Spend the two and a half hours and the $10 on something more valuable, and moral.

Thanks to Chris Dodd, Dodd-Frank Is Toothless and the Revolving Door Keeps Spinning

Jane White | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Jane White

As a result of this lack of courage to tackle the toxic effect of money on politics, expect that taxpayers will once again be on the hook for even more reckless banks.

U.S. Gets A C-Minus When It Comes To Nation's Children

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

A joint report by Save the Children and First Focus has awarded the U.S. a C-minus overall grade when it comes to providing for and ensuring education...

Co-Author Of Financial Reform Legislation Says JPMorgan Loss Was 'A Big Deal'

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

* Dodd co-authored Dodd-Frank financial reforms * Bill aimed to limit risk-taking by banks * Citi's Gutierrez says fears...

Google Network Shows Hollywood Trap: Between Fiddlers and Franklin

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.04.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The entertainment industry should no longer fear technological change. It should no longer cling to a precarious balance on the roof of an industrial structure constructed long ago. It's time to look on technology as an opportunity, and to conquer its fear of the unknown.

CinemaCon In Las Vegas: A Celebration of Movie and the Movie Industry

Ellen Sterling | Posted 06.26.2012 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Before he left, he invited the audience to a surprise screening of The Dictator at 11 that evening in a local movie theater and, as he left, he stopped to kiss Katzenberg's head.

MPAA Chief: Hollywood Must Befriend Silicon Valley

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 06.24.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Dodd, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, said Tuesday that Hollywood and Silicon Valley must work togethe...

Key Anti-Piracy Bill Backer: SOPA Is 'Dead'

Bloomberg | Eric Engleman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Hollywood-backed legislation to fight online piracy, shelved this year after an Internet protest led by Google Inc. (GOOG) and Wikipedia, is "dead," s...

This Week's Top Tech Quotes

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 02.25.2012 | Technology

It feels like the pace of change in the tech world is only getting faster. In the past two months alone, competition between tech giants has become in...

Marcus Baram

Industry Pressure On Dodd-Frank Slows Progress On New Rules | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

It's been more than a year and a half since President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law, promising that the new financial regulations "d...

Piracy Shmiracy: We Need New 21st Century Business Models

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
John Tarnoff

The MPAA and NATO are panicking because they don't know how to replace revenues lost not to piracy, but to newer commercial content platforms like Netflix or YouTube. This is a better explanation for the brinksmanship over the now-tabled SOPA/PIPA legislation.