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Obama's Democratic Trade Critics Pin Their Hopes On The GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced that it had sealed the biggest trade deal in history. Sorta.  The actual text of the ...

Retirees, Workers Deserve to Receive Their Pensions

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

The golden years of everyday Americans who worked hard for decades to put away money for retirement are increasingly being jeopardized by the nation's pension system. But the Teamsters and a top presidential contender are working hard to change it.

Marcy Kaptur Wins Re-Election To Congress In 2014 Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) defeated Republican Richard May on Tuesday. Kaptur will continue to represent Ohio's 9th District. Below, more live u...

How we Invest to Keep our Future Safe and Secure

Charleta B. Tavares | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Charleta B. Tavares

Every dollar we spend on outdated, unnecessary nuclear weapons like the B61 is a dollar not spent on investments to move our country forward and keep our citizens safer. Ohio's 900,000 veterans deserve better.

Obama's Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.

Dim and Dimmer: House Nixes Funding for Light Bulb Efficiency Enforcement (Again)

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Burgess's amendment is more theater than anything else, given that U.S. lighting manufacturers are complying with the standards, enforcement funding or not.

Joe The Plumber Gives Three Lines Of Defense: Pee, Vomit Or Shoot

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher -- more commonly known as Joe the Plumber for his role in the 2008 presidential election -- is once again joining the national gun...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

Despite Some Victories, Tea Party Efforts Remain Largely Fruitless

Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Anti-incumbent fever is scarcely in evidence in the 2012 congressional primaries, despite costly effo...

Joe The Plumber Slams 'Asinine' Biden

Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, commonly known as "Joe the Plumber," went after Joe Biden on Thursday, calling the vice president's comments on Mitt Romney's pri...

Joe The Plumber Blasts HuffPost

Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe The Plumber" from the 2008 presidential campaign, criticized The Huffington Post for its coverage of him in ...

Joe The Plumber Dealt Big Rejection

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Federal appeals judges Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by "Joe the Plumber" that claimed his rights were violated by a state records sea...

The $7 Trillion Question That Haunts Banks

L. Randall Wray | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
L. Randall Wray

The banksters have no legal claim on the homes they are foreclosing. Foreclosure is theft. Any bank that used MERS has no legal claim on property -- there are 65 million such mortgages to which no bank has a legal claim to foreclose.

Michael McAuliff

John McCain Congratulates Joe The Plumber | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain elevated Sam "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher to minor celebrity status during McCain's 2008 presidential campaign -- a s...

As the Old Guard Liberals Exit Congress, a New Breed Must Take Their Place

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.13.2012 | Chicago
Pearl Korn

Who will pick up the mantle of this unabashed progressive voice in the House? Who will stand in Dennis Kucinich's place and demand that our government do the right thing by the People and the other nations of the world?

Joe The Plumber Goes After CNN Interviewer

Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 presidential campaign, appeared on CNN Thursday morning following his GOP ...

Dennis Kucinich: Conscience of the Congress

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

He has been a national symbol of resistance to excessive government power and waste. He has been a champion of social justice. His has been a rare voice, and one way or another it must continue to be heard. When it came to the struggle for peace over war, Dennis was the conscience of the Congress.

Amanda Terkel

Goodbye, Dennis Kucinich | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, progressives confronted the unimaginable: Congress without Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). The eight-term congressman l...

Joe The Plumber Likely To Win Republican Nomination In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

Joe the Plumber is back, possibly as a congressman. America's most famous (former) plumber, whose real name is Joe Wurzelbacher, is running on Tues...

Amanda Terkel

Dennis Kucinich's Political Career In Jeopardy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two veteran, progressive Democratic lawmakers from Ohio are battling each other to stay in Congress in a race that has been largely over...

Super Tuesday Marks The Start Of Key Primaries

AP | By ANDREW MIGA | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veteran Democratic Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur have been friends for years, but their bruising Ohio primary fight has been an...

Tom Hanks Makes Endorsement In Ohio Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) has captured an unusual trio of endorsements in the Democratic primary. Actor Tom Hanks, Republican former senator and pres...

Joe The Plumber Picks Up Endorsement In House Run

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Early voting in Ohio's primary election began Tuesday with news that Joseph Wurzelbacher, also known as Joe the Plumber, had received an endorsement i...

Amanda Terkel

Dennis Kucinich Makes Big 2012 Decision | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two longtime Ohio House Democrats will face off against each other in 2012, victims of a redistricting process that combined their congr...