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Sharon Silke Carty

Chuck Grassley Wants To Know Why Toyota Was Cleared | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter Thursday to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asking why the agency cleared Toyota given ...

Giffords' Shooting Survivors Ask For Senator's Apology

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Survivors and family members of victims of the January shooting in Tucson, Ariz. that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) asked Sen. ...

SAC Capital Faces Insider Trading Probe On Takeover Of MedImmune

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

SAC Capital Advisors LP faces an insider trading probe from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to the $15 billion takeover of biotech...

Chuck Grassley Slams Individual Health Care Mandate He Once Supported As Unconstitutional

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday charted a different course on his opinion of the individual mandate, declaring that the health care reform mea...

Zach Carter

Selling Out Small Business | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout Wednesday's House floor debate over the repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul, Republicans frequently claimed t...

A Big VAT Lie

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I speak of the "value-added tax," or "VAT." Republicans are horrified that President Obama has a secret plan to pass this tax, and are shouting from the rooftops (of the nearest Fox News building).

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...

Friday Talking Points [113] -- Republican Reconciliation Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the dust settles on the aftermath of the health reform summit, not much has changed. Not that anyone really expected anything to change, much, to be honest.

Behold the Results of Bipartisanship: Baucus-Grassley Produce Tiny Jobs Bill

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

If attracting large numbers of Republican votes to pass anything is considered a requirement, there's no way the jobs crisis can be addressed.

Grassley: 'I've Lived Off The Public Tit' As A Congressman (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's a new and weird mental image to add to the health care debate. On C-SPAN Tuesday morning, in a discussion over whether the Senate health care ...


Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Everyday the news is filled with statements that just don't make any sense. I write them down and then I study them later. Many still puzzle me. Maybe you can help me make sense of them.

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...

Treasury Retreats From Standoff With TARP Watchdog

The Wall Street Journal | EVAN PEREZ and DEBORAH SOLOMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Treasury Department backed away from a standoff over the independence of the special government watchdog appointed to scrutinize how last year's $...

Newsweek: Why The GOP Is Gunning For Grandma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The republicans charge that Democratic health care reform would, in Sen. Charles Grassley's words, "pull the plug on Grandma." According to Sen. Jon K...

Grassley Cites Town Halls As Reason To Throttle Back

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery and Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Charles E. Grassley, a key Republican negotiator in the quest for bipartisan health-care reform, said Wednesday that the outpouring of anger at t...

Why Is Max Baucus Sticking by Chuck Grassley?

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I walked away from Senator Grassley. I tend to work with Senator Grassley. But there comes a time when you just gotta say, 'Sorry.' These things get ...

Bloggers Back Obama's Agenda, Not His Strategy (From Netroots Nation)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Netroots Nation also drew a rather unlikely guest: Arlen Specter, the resilient, 79-year-old pol who has now managed to seriously rile the base of both political parties.

Lunatic Fringe

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

The fringe elements, carefully nurtured by fear, hatred, mistrust, and fitful bouts of fantasy are positioning the conservative opposition into a death spiral

Sen. Grassley: GOP Support For My Plan More Important Than What's In The Plan

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview today On MSNBC Senate Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley -- of recent Death Panel fame -- laid out what was most importan...

Grassley Clarifies 'Death Panel' Position

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has attempted to clarify his comments on end-of-life care meaning the government could "pull the plug on grandma." He say...

Grassley Now Claims He Was Pushed Out Of Health Care Negotiations

Politico | LISA LERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After an intimate White House lunch last week, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said he was confident President Barack Obama was working toward a truly ...

If Medicare Wants to Kill Grandma, Why Hasn't It Done So For 44 Years?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

I've never heard of anyone suggesting euthanasia for grandma, grandpa - or me (I'm now 76 and getting progressively more expensive to insure).

Sam Stein

Grassley Comment Raises Fresh Doubts About Bipartisanship | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley's endorsement Wednesday of an unfounded, extremist argument that Democratic health care legislation could empower the government t...

Who Are These People Anyway? The Gang of Six and the Politics of Health Care Reform

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

With the outcome of perhaps the most significant domestic legislation since Social Security hanging in the balance, the question arises: who are these six senators and whom do they represent?

White House Bows To Grassley On Ethanol Tariffs

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington runs on political leverage, and at the current moment few people have more of it than Chuck Grassley. President Obama is desperate to have ...