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Zach Carter

This Rising GOP Star May Undercut His Own Crusade | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Jeb Hensarling walked into the Lehrman auditorium at the Heritage Foundation in late May, it was ostensibly to give a speech o...

Zach Carter

How House Democrats Are Caving On Key Mortgage Rules | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders Eric Cantor and John Boehner are about to secure the passage of a bill that chips away at consumer mortgage pro...

GOP Chairman Goes On Ski Vacation With Wall Street

ProPublica | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

by Justin Elliott ProPublica, April 30, 2013, 9:55 a.m.In January, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, ascended to the powerful chairmanship of the House F...

Deadline Looms As Debt Deal Appears Far Away

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As the nation's debt soared past $15 trillion, congressional Republicans and Democrats approached stalemate Wednesday in a yearlong...

Lockheed Martin's CEO Wants Your Social Security Check

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Military contractors are crying crocodile tears right now about the "fragility" of their industry. But in fact that industry is flush with cash, and will do or say anything to protect the one thing they care about above all else: profit.

Military Contractors Make Their Move on the Deficit Committee

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The new deficit commission is holding its first substantive meeting on Tuesday, and the military contractors are out in force to protect their profits.