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For-Profit College Shuts Down, Leaving Students Out in the Cold

David Halperin | Posted 03.16.2013 | College
David Halperin

A for-profit college suddenly shut down all its campuses last week, leaving Massachusetts and Maryland students out in the cold. Although we don't know all the facts yet, the school's abrupt demise appears to be a window into how lax standards in the for-profit college industry can harm students and taxpayers.

Dave Jamieson

Got The Flu? Too Bad, Clock In

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Business

During flu season last year, Alfredo Galdamez recalls several co-workers showing up for work at his Chicago restaurant while sick. The eatery had an o...

Lobbyist Wants NASCAR-Style Ads On Mars Rover

The Huffington Post | Emma Roller | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Will the next Mars rover come plastered with branding for companies normally associated with the Daytona 500? One lobbyist says it’s a funding optio...

Christina Wilkie

Former GOP Senator Can't Hardly Wait To Start Lobbying

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Bob Bennett plans to register as a corporate lobbyist on Thursday, marking the end -- to the day -- of the two-year period d...

Obama Is the First Facebook President -- What Now?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

No one doubts that social networking produces results in politics, from the Arab Spring to the 2012 election, where President Obama's ground game made the difference. It could change everything, but the way forward is far from clear. What's at stake is huge.

WATCH: Washington's Revolving Door Is Hazardous to Our Health

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

We've seen how Washington insiders write the rules of politics and the economy to protect powerful special interests but now, as we enter the holiday season, and a month or so after the election, we're getting a refresher course in just how that inside game is played, gifts and all.

Happy Days Here Again?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Don't be fooled by the overheated rhetoric from our political leaders or, more predictably, the media; we're back to business as usual in Washington. And we can thank those political outsiders who demanded we do things differently.

Confessions of a Coal Lobbyist -- Jeff Holmstead

Gabe Elsner | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Here's some background that the general public generally doesn't hear about Holmstead.

Christina Wilkie

Debt Lobbying Group Has Major Conflicts of Interest

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The multi-million dollar lobbying campaign to fix the national debt opened a new front this week, when a group of retired foreign policy...

The Rise of the Independents

Judy Frankel | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Judy Frankel

We're going to little league games, antique shows, NASCAR events, the mall, acting as homework helper or cabby to the kids: How can we be bothered to pay attention to politics?

"Fiscal Cliff" Casts Shadow of Secrecy

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Just like the debt limit negotiations and super committee process that helped cause it, the so-called "fiscal cliff" of expiring laws is creating another round of secretive negotiations among our political leaders.

For-Profit College Industry's Phony Pitch to Obama: Now We're BFFs!

David Halperin | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
David Halperin

Far from being the friends and empowerers of people of color, women, veterans, and low-income people, many of the big for-profit colleges have been some of their worst predators.

The Real Scandal Involving Generals

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

How can we be sure the Department of Defense is receiving unbiased counsel from retired officials whose livelihoods now depends on maximizing profits for their new employers?

Paul Blumenthal

Campaign Finance Reformers Get Back To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Political money is governed by rules, regulations and Newton's third law of motion: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Wit...

Congress for Minimum Wage

David Beem | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
David Beem

Most Americans agree that the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is attractive, especially since so many of our representatives come to Washington with significant wealth already, so why are we footing the bill?

We Pay More

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

I pay more. So do you -- either as a percentage of our income, as an effective federal tax rate, and even as a dollar amount compared to our corporate counterparts.

Jamie Dimon in Sheep's Clothing, Again

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Unleashing a deregulated Wall Street again will only make the next crash and crisis inevitable. Unfortunately, it'll likely be much worse next time than it was this time, which cost or will cost more than $12.8 trillion.

Behind the Meningitis Outbreak: Pharmacies Fought FDA Regulation

Donald Cohen | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Fifteen people have died in an outbreak of meningitis contracted from contaminated spinal steroid injections. The numbers are growing, and so is awareness of a little-known corner of the pharmaceutical industry, compounding pharmacies, which is responsible for the tragedy.

Jason Linkins

Article Claiming That Lobbyists Crave 'Comeback' Under Romney Gets Appropriately Destroyed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As tonight's debate is consuming the lion's share of everyone's attention today, with the whole of the media speculating feverishly on w...

Paul Blumenthal

Lobbyists Boost Romney Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington lobbyists helped the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by raising nearly $9 million from July through...

Dave Jamieson

Disney Helps Kill Paid Sick Time Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Thanks largely to the pressure brought by the business lobby in Orange County, Fla., it appears the most magical place on earth won't include mandated...

Jason Linkins

Money And Speech: Are They One And The Same, Because It Sure Feels Deeply Wrong, You Know?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier today, on Huff Post Live, Huffington Post D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and Republican strategist Brian Morganstern had themselves...

GOP Governor Says No To 'Obama Way', Dems Say Pay-To-Play

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) decision to headline a lobbyist-packed Republican Party fundraiser Monday evening is drawing criticism from state Demo...

Judge Gives Obama Victory Over Lobbyists

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday upheld an attempt by President Barack Obama to cut down the influence of lobbyists, rul...

Pentagon Spending: Profits and Politics Trump National Security

William Hartung | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

While the president's plan does not go as far as it could or should in scaling back the Pentagon's spending plans, he has drawn a clear distinction between his approach and the one proposed by candidate Romney.