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AppRights: A Mobile Privacy Initiative

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 10.13.2012 | Technology
Rep. Hank Johnson

Pointing to SOPA and CISPA as cautionary tales, Congressman launches open legislative project at Last month, I launched, a...

Elise Foley

Dream Act Supporters Sue The Senate | Elise Foley | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Would-be Dream Act beneficiaries aren't just angry that the bill failed in the Senate in 2010: Some also are joining a lawsuit seeking a...

Santorum Not The Only Politician With A Google Problem

Roll Call | Kate Tummarello | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Congressional staffers control the content on Members' websites....

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

The One Sentence Solution To Job Creation

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The executive order that I am suggesting would create an estimated 1.8 million net new jobs annually. It would require neither new spending nor spending cuts. It wouldn't even require new taxes.

Mike Sacks

Democrats Try To Overturn Supreme Court's Anti-Consumer Rulings | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not abortion or affirmative action -- or, for that matter, campaign finance -- but a series of recent cases on arbitration has shar...

Could a Simple Bill Save the World Economy?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.24.2011 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama really wants to create jobs and save the world economy, he will keep his campaign promise and support and sign the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act.

Tyler Kingkade

Worker Activists Deliver Petitions Against Jobless Discrimination To Capitol Hill | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor advocates delivered 250,000 petitions in support of an initiative to ban hiring discrimination against the jobless on Wednesday, h...

Tyler Kingkade

Who's Afraid To Hire The Unemployed? | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Job advertisements that require applicants to be "currently employed" are easy to find online. Yet attempts to trace the origins of such...

Laura Bassett

The Unemployed Can Now Apply: New Jersey Bans Discriminatory Job Ads | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

In New Jersey, it is no longer legal for employers to specify in their job ads that unemployed persons will not be considered. Gov. Chris Christie ...

Do the Unemployed Face More Discrimination Than African-Americans?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

It looks like the civil rights movement has not become a relic of the past after all. It's just taking a different shape. Instead of primarily helping people of color, it must now help those of all colors who need their rights protected by the government.

Laura Bassett

New Bill Would Ban Discrimination Against The Jobless | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, employers cannot discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, or nation...

Jobless Claims Soar as Obama Continues to Shortchange Small Business

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama has allocated only a fraction of federal stimulus funds directly to the 27 million small businesses that create virtually 100 percent of America's net new jobs.

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson Champions Small Business Legislation

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Based on his strong track record for small businesses, The American Small Business League (ASBL) has endorsed Congressman Hank Johnson (D - GA) for reelection.

Hank Johnson Thinks Guam Is Going To 'Tip Over' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Unfortunately, this is not an April Fools Day prank, just a member of Congress acting hilariously aloof. After debating the exact size of Guam for a f...

Department of Energy Surrenders in Legal Battle for Bechtel Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Thursday, May 20, the American Small Business League (ASBL) won its 7th legal battle against the federal government in Federal District Court, Nort...

Carter Racism Charge Triggers Next U.S. Race Debate

Christian Science Monitor | Patrik Jonsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In asserting that some Obama foes are prejudiced, the ex-president rekindles a difficult discussion. The right sees it as a way to squelch legitimate ...

Conyers Introduces Bill to End Health Insurer's Anti-Trust Exemption

David Dayen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dayen

The concentration of the health insurance market among regional monopolies leads to higher costs for consumers, almost by definition.

Rep. Johnson Applauds American Small Business League for its Work on Small Business Contracting

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Gunn

Johnson proposed the "Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act of 2009," to provide small businesses across the country with billions of dollars in additional contracting opportunities.

New Bill Could be Powerful Economic Stimulus for Middle Class Firms

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Gunn

Since '03, more than 15 federal investigations have uncovered the diversion of billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to Fortune 500 corporations and thousands of other clearly large firms.

Gun-Control Advocates Accidentally Side With NRA

CQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As they study the vote in Congress to ease gun restrictions in national parks, the National Rifle Association and gun-control groups agree on one impo...

Arthur Delaney

Consumer Protection Measure Introduced In Senate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would prevent companies from forcing consumers and employees into arbitration agreements....

Support John Conyers' Truth Commission

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are you frustrated by all the "we need to look forward, not backward" language from Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders? Well, now you can do something about it.