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Jim Cooper Defeats Bob Ries In 2014 Tennessee Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Cooper (D) won his re-election bid on Tuesday. Cooper, who represents Tennessee's 5th District, faced Republican Bob Ries at the polls. ...

Sam Levine

New Bill Aims To End Bias Against Women In Clinical Trials | Sam Levine | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to reduce a gender bias that is leaving women exposed to critical health risks, new legislation would require federally fun...

Rep. Wants To Stop Paying Dead Lawmakers' Spouses

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) introduced a resolution in the House this week, proposing a ban on death gratuities for spouses of deceased lawmakers. Wh...

Michael McAuliff

Obamacare Website Actually Getting Better, Officials Testify | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same day the government reported that only 106,185 people have enrolled in Obamacare so far, federal officials painted a picture ...

Preston Maddock

Democratic Lawmaker Uses Shocking Language To Discuss Voting Rights | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) rattled off a list of epithets, including the N-word, at an event in his home state last week, The Tennessean reports, in or...

Foul Play in the Senate

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The actions of Amgen and its cronies on Capitol Hill show who the real takers are -- not those who look to government for support in old age and hard times but the ones at the top whose avarice and lust for profit compel them to take as much as they can at the expense of everyone else.

Greg Rosalsky

As Afghan Security Forces Training Flounders, Pentagon Alters Progress Levels, Hearing Testimony Shows | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After more than a decade and nearly $50 billion spent on building the Afghan National Security Forces, the Pentagon is still struggling ...

House Committee Votes to Allow Illegal Loggers to Pillage World's Forests

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

It is time to stand up against illegal logging and for American business, musicians that want instruments that are untainted, American workers, companies that want legal wood, and communities around the world devastated by deforestation.

No Work, No Pay

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

If Americans struggling to make ends meet can make tough decisions to balance their books, why can't Congress?

The Bowles-Simpson Medicine Show Is Back in Town

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As soon as one pitch ends, another begins. So this ain't over, folks, because every good medicine-show pitchman knows: You gotta keep on offering the crowd that "grand bargain" until you wear 'em down and they buy it.

Adweek Announces Change In Editorial Director

Posted 12.17.2011 | Media

Adweek Editorial Director Michael Wolff is leaving Adweek. The magazine's parent company Prometheus Global Media announced the news on Monday. Jim Coo...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Who Voted Against Unemployment Benefits Soon To Be Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Those who wanted Congress to reauthorize extended unemployment insurance this summer often assumed that Democrats who opposed the benefi...

Okeedoked in Tennessee: How to Avoid Serious Discussion About Health Care Reform: Southern Style

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Molly Secours

Dr. Stewart, an OB-GYN, recently lost a 40-year old uninsured cervical cancer patient who refused treatment so that her family wouldn't be financially ruined. She died last week.

Jim Cooper On House Health Care Bill: 'One Of The Best Votes I Ever Cast'

The Washington Post | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) knows as much about health-care policy as anyone in Congress. He teaches the subject back home in Tennessee, promoted his ow...

New York Times: Lobbyists Fighting Last Big Plans to Cut Health Care Costs

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the health care debate moves to the floor of Congress, most of the serious proposals to fulfill President Obama's original vow to cur...

Public Option Likely Popular In Most Blue Dog Districts: Nate Silver

FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, Arkansas' Mike Ross, an influential Blue Dog Democrat, stated that he was opposed to a public option in the Democrats' health care reform p...

Rachel Weiner

Jim Cooper's Constituents Not With Him On Health Reform | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blue Dog Democrats have defended their reluctance on health care legislation by saying their moderate constituents can't stomach a bill that's too far...

Sam Stein

Key Blue Dog Democrat Pushes Health Insurance Co-ops (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the chief Blue Dog Democrats in the House made the case on Monday that fellow members of his party should get behind health care legislation th...

Jeff Muskus

Blue Dog Effort Threatens Dem Unity On Public Option | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The key conservative House Democrat who backed a public health care option last week appeared to be backing off that pledge Thursday afternoon when he...

Ryan Grim

Jim Cooper, Key Conservative Democrat, Backs Public Health Care Option (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key conservative House Democrat threw his support on Monday to a public health care option without a so-called "trigger" that could prevent it from ...

Please Raise My Taxes President Obama

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

When I was at Harvard Business School, we inherited a joke that has passed from class to class. It goes something like this: the whole HBS education c...

How The Centrist Blue Dog Caucus Got So Much Power

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House of Representatives is a body that produces few stars, but Jim Cooper of Tennessee is a household name inside the Beltway. David Brooks has c...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Without Stimulus Five Million Jobs Will Disappear | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House warned on Wednesday that the country would stand to lose five million jobs over the next three years should a stimulus package not mak...