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No Slam Dunk for Billionaires

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

Using public funds to build professional sports facilities is an ineffective, inefficient strategy for promoting economic development -- and, one might infer, an especially unseemly use of scare resources in a city like Milwaukee where 29 percent of its nearly 600,000 residents live in poverty. But in our new Gilded Age, big money has no shame.

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Becomes The First Openly Gay Senator | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been nearly 40 years since Pam Bin-Rella has flown on an airplane. But she broke with her routine in order to be in Washington, D.C...

$60 Billion in Preventable Medicare Costs

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Whether from tumbling off a ladder while hanging Christmas lights, skidding on an icy sidewalk, tripping over a tree root in the front yard, stumbling over clutter inside the living room, swooning from over-medication, or slipping in the bath tub, more than 20,000 older Americans die each year from falling.

Arthur Delaney

Congress Disputes Impact Of Hiring Discrimination Against Older Workers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Philadelphia resident Sheila Whitelaw lost her job as a manager at a clothing store when the store closed in 2010. She suspects she hasn...

Love, Leadership and Facebook Privacy Settings

Tom Fox | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Jon Leibowitz is the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. Prior to his tenure at the FTC, Leibowitz served as the democratic chief counsel and st...

Democrats Pick Up Key Endorsements In Scott Walker Recall

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

The two frontrunners in the Democratic primary in the recall race to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) rolled out big endorsements on Wednesday. ...

Amanda Terkel

Watch Out Wisconsin: 'Every Right-Wing Sugar Daddy' Will Be Pouring Money Into Recall | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Democrats came together to turn in more than 1 million signatures in the effort to trigger a gubernatorial recall election aga...

Resale Royalties Are Roiling the Art Market in the U.K. and California

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.18.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In the past 15 months, several lawsuits by artists have been filed against collectors, art galleries and auctioneers Christie's, Sotheby's and even eBay, for failing to pay a percentage of the profits, referred to as royalties, when artworks are sold in California on the secondary market.

The Samba of Bad Moves: Eric Schmidt Changes His Testimony -- Again

Chris Castle | Posted 02.20.2012 | Technology
Chris Castle

It is an important Sherman Act question if Google used its profits from its dominance in search to subsidize its dominance in video through YouTube. Google should honestly answer that question.

The NBA Lockout, Congress and Senator Herb Kohl

Brian Frederick | Posted 12.11.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Only Congress can force owners to explain why their own profits should trump the massive public investment we've made in the game. But when Congress is made up of an NBA owner and at least 244 other millionaires, don't hold your breath.

Ryan Grim

Spreading Freedom: Google And The War For The Web | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You can't swing a dead cat video in Washington lately without hitting a lobbyist, consultant, attorney or adviser on retainer to Google ...

Russ Feingold Is Emerging as a Significant Force Against Corporate Control of Our Government

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln's famous words of hope for a "... government of the people, by the people, for the people..." will yet ring true again -- with a little help from Russ Feingold and his growing movement.

Tommy Thompson For Senate In 2012?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. - Two GOP sources tell The Associated Press that former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson will strongly consider a run for the U.S. Sena...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan Will Decide This Week On Senate Run | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he will decide this week whether he plans to run for the Senate seat that Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) wi...

Sam Stein

Potential Feingold Candidacy Has Democrats Torn | Sam Stein | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The abrupt announcement by Senator Herb Kohl that he will retire at the end of this term has left a void in the Democratic Party -- and ...

Herb Kohl Retiring In 2012

Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) announced on Friday that he will not seek reelection in the next election cycle. Earlier this year, speculation began to sw...

Senate Panel Warned AT&T-Mobile Could Be Step Toward Monopoly

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

A proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile may result in an industry-wide duopoly, or it may provide better access to broadband Internet for more consumer...

The Case for Antitrust Action Against Google

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Why not force Google to act more competitively? Antitrust restrictions will likely make Google products better and allow new competing products a better chance to reach consumers -- plain and simple.

Elise Foley

Senate Rejects Government Funding Bill With $60 Billion In Cuts | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As expected, the Senate rejected on Wednesday two budget proposals that would have exacted cuts in federal spending in exchange for fund...

Herb Kohl Retiring In 2012?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Could Senator Herb Kohl have plans to retire his seat at the end of the term and forgo running for reelection in 2012? His spokeswoman told Roll Ca...

Wisconsin Is Front Line of GOP War on Democrats, So Where Are the National Democrats?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It's time the Democrats recognize that the GOP has declared war on them and their core constituencies. The cower and cave strategy has never worked in the past, and it won't work now.

Judiciary Committee Member to Block Leonhart for DEA

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Citing Michelle Leonhart's controversial position on prescription pain-killers for terminal patients suffering intractable pain, the Senate Judiciary Committee blocked her nomination to head the DEA.

Mark Udall, Michael Bennet Sign Letter Supporting Exemptions In Cap And Trade For Coal

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado U.S. Sens Mark Udall and Michael Bennet with 12 other Senate Democrats signed onto a letter urging Senate leaders weighing climate legislatio...

Why Your Representatives Should Make You Mad as Hell

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Congress should be America's representative body, yet too many of its members bear little resemblance to those they have been elected to represent.

Democratic Senators Summoned To White House

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News has learned that President Obama will be meeting with 16 Democratic senators (and one "Independent Democrat") this afternoon at the White Hou...