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Paul Blumenthal

Corporate Personhood Cuts Both Ways

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive activists angered by the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission allowing corporations...

Paul Blumenthal

Court Ruling: Rules Blocking Disclosure By Kochs, Rove, Chamber Invalid

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday evening, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that could begin the process of revealing the id...

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

WATCH: Fareed Zakaria's Plea To Focus On Poverty

Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact

Back on Feb. 1, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made a controversial comment on poverty. "I'm in this race because I care about Americans," Ro...

Sam Stein

Super PAC Transparency Legislation To Be Introduced By House Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid growing concern over the growing influence of super PACs, congressional Democrats are set to introduce new legislation designed to ...

If It Ain't Broke, Break It

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

Our democracy is built not only on compromise, but on trying solutions from both parties. And with an economic crisis as deep as ours, we can't afford to ignore ideas that create jobs. Our government is not broken, but Republican ideology certainly is.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Try To Shame GOP With House Floor Stunt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) held a news conference Wednesday demanding that Democrats return from vacation to extend the p...

Working to Eviscerate the Laws They Are Supposed to Support

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The three Republican Commissioners on the six-member FEC have once again shown their disdain for the nation's campaign finance laws they are supposed ...

Super Committee Plays The Blame Game

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats exchanged barbs but little else Thursday as Congress' super-committee limped toward a Nov. 23 deadline wi...

Elise Foley

Super Committee Holds More Closed-Door Meetings

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic members of a 12-member super committee with extraordinary powers to shape spending over the next decade held another ...

Howard Schultz and the Heartbreak of the Self-Hating Corporation

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Murray Hill Inc.

As the first corporation to run for Congress, we have a special responsibility to defend the values the Supreme Court enshrined in its Citizens United ruling -- corporate greed, self-interest, hegemony and privilege -- against men like Howard Schultz.

Paul Blumenthal

Super Committee Members Still Raising Money For Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super committee created by the debt limit deal to plot $1.5 trillion in deficit cuts is set to begin hearings in the next two weeks....

Alex Becker

The Super Congress's Super Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Becker | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

All eyes in Washington are on the 12 members of the new congressional supercommittee charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions over a d...

Paul Blumenthal

Former Lobbyists Could Staff 'Super Congress'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With congressional leaders having finalized their selection of the 12-member, bicameral panel designed to pinpoint $1.5 trillion in defi...

Zach Carter

McConnell Plan For Debt Ceiling May Be Final Answer, Insiders Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key liberal insider and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) indicated on Sunday that the final debt ceiling deal will likely resemble something aki...

Zach Carter

GOP Demands Constitutional Debt Ban As Price Of Debt Ceiling Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Archconservative Rep. Jim Jordan (R-S.C.) on Sunday dismissed warnings from financial professionals that failing to raise the debt ceili...

Elise Foley

Mitch McConnell: Grand Bargain On Debt Limit Unlikely

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before a major White House meeting over the debt ceiling negotiations, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sund...

Ryan Grim

Democrats Turning On Big Pharma In Debt Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have targeted pharmaceutical profits as a means of raising revenue as part of the debt ceiling deal, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-...

Elise Foley

House Dems Scramble After Obama Insists On Grand Bargain

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday evening, many lawmakers were surprised to find out that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts would be on the table f...

Elise Foley

Schumer Brings Medicare Into Heart Of Debt Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats laid out additional details on Friday of their plans to cut the deficit, signaling they would be willing to negotiate some Med...

Jennifer Bendery

Bipartisan Hill Aides Begin Search For Common Ground On Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden’s Thursday morning budget meeting with top lawmakers was little more than a chance for attendees to give i...

Dan Froomkin

FEC Sued By Democratic Rep. Over Huge Disclosure Loophole

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman on Thursday sued the Federal Election Commission in an effort to close a massive disclosure loophole before ind...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Deficit Talks Coming Apart At The Seams

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House's proposed deficit talks with Congress appear to be unraveling before they've even begun. House and Senate Republican l...

Elise Foley

Pelosi: Ryan Budget Plan Must Be 'Snuffed Out'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) laid out the Democrats' plan of attack on the Republican budget proposal, telling progress...

Cut Medicaid? You May Have to Kick Grandma Out of the Nursing Home

Linda Bergthold | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

If Republicans were to succeed in defunding health reform and returning the management of all health programs to the states, we would be at the mercy of state ideologues who apparently know very little about the programs they claim to cut.