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Damon Silvers

Shutdowns and the Real World

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The shutdown is the story of the moment. But there are also other real things going on in the real world that have huge consequences for, yes, real people -- and the media shouldn't ignore those other stories.

Zach Carter

Labor Union Threatens To Support Progressive Challenger To Key Democrat Over CEO Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest labor union federation on Friday threatened to challenge the powerful chairman of the Senate Banking Committee in t...

Foreclosure Hearings Show Homeowners Who in Washington Cares

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

While the result of recent mortgage foreclosure and HAMP hearings remains to be seen, there's a sense that a handful of government officials get it and seem to be looking out for the rest of us.

William Alden

Kenneth Feinberg, Former Pay Czar, Admits Contradiction In His TARP Role

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Testifying before the Congressional Oversight Panel on Thursday, Kenneth Feinberg came close to admitting that he had failed in his job as pay czar, s...

Jane Hamsher Gets It Wrong on Unions Not Leading the Fight Against the Banks

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

AFL CIO President Richard Trumka has been the leading voice of the progressive movement on these issues, twisting the arms of Democrats behind the scenes to get them to push for tougher financial reform legislation.

TARP Oversight Panel Says It's Been Ignored By Geithner And Paulson

Congress Daily | By Bob Kemper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Congressional Oversight Panel, the group charged with overseeing how the federal government allocates $700 billion to prop up the nation's financi...