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Zach Carter

Koch Brothers Throw More Money Behind Long-Shot GOP Senate Challenger | Zach Carter | Posted 07.25.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The Koch brothers are making a big push for long-shot Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby, increasing their advertising spending on b...

Zach Carter

GOP Senate Candidate Revives Romney Tax Plan | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Home

The aggressive high-end tax cuts from Mitt Romney's much-derided 2012 tax plan appear to be enjoying an unlikely renaissance thanks to GOP Senate cand...

Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common? | Zach Carter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Home

In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for the fledgling New York City condom company Lovability, citi...

Zach Carter

'It's Christmas in July for Wall Street' | Zach Carter | Posted 07.08.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The House Appropriations Committee approved an agriculture budgeting bill last month that would significantly restructure the U.S. bank ...

Luke Johnson

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduces Bill Rolling Back Secrecy | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), joined by a group of Democrats and Republicans, introduced a bill Tuesday to require ...

Dem Senator Headlining Big Conference

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Home

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) will give the opening keynote adress at the Netroots Nation conference next month in San Jose, Calif., according to an emai...

How to End the Filibuster. Tomorrow.

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
Paul Abrams

Although well-understood as a key element in D.C.-dysfunction, it is not so widely appreciated just how destructive the filibuster, as abused by the Republicans, has been.

Luke Johnson

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urges Obama To End Afghanistan War | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged President Barack Obama in a letter Wednesday to end the ...

It's Time to Get Serious in Washington. Serious About Jobs

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Home
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Mr. President, in tonight's speech, focus on jobs. Urge Congress to abandon policies that we know will shrink our economy, and present a plan for putting America back to work.

Senator: Raising Medicare Age 'A Virtual Death Sentence'

Posted 12.20.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

As the fiscal cliff negotiations continue, different budget proposals have been floated, including raising the age of Medicare eligibility. Democratic...

Zach Carter

DNC Raises Afghanistan Withdrawal Hopes For Key Senator | Zach Carter | Posted 09.06.2012 | Home

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said that the Democratic Party needs to make a speedy withdrawal from Afghanistan a major priority, crit...

Friday Talking Points -- Ads Obama Should Run

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

Obama should run a few ads right now which do not even mention the election. Instead of saying "vote for me!" these ads should say "pass my jobs bill" in as many creative ways as possible.

Merkley's Right: CBO Should Score Jobs

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

This will force the public debate to cover the entire scope of the proposals being offered up, and it would do so by providing the data the public most cares about right now: how will this create or destroy jobs?

Zach Carter

Democratic Senator Demands Action From Obama On Foreclosures | Zach Carter | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday urging him to address the nation's devastating foreclosure...

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Single Point Of Contact: Why Won't Banks Pay More Attention To Homeowners? | Zach Carter | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Tim Collette's son Aaron will get back from Iraq on August 19. On August 9, his bank, JPMorgan Chase, is taking his house in Bend, Ore. ...

Measuring Quick Sand

Matthew Hoh | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home
Matthew Hoh

All of the data and evidence available makes it clear: the insurgency's momentum and tempo of operations has not been adversely affected by our surge in Afghanistan.

Friday Talking Points [153] -- SOTU-palooza

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

The past week in politics was, quite obviously, dominated by President Obama's "State Of The Union" speech to Congress. For those of you who may have...

Sam Stein

DeMint Has Had 'A Standing Hold' On All Legislation For Past Two Years: Dem Senator | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) raised eyebrows on Monday when his office emailed GOP aides to let them know that he would block all legislation that he a...

March on Wall Street Today Boosted by Goldman Sachs Hearing, GOP Filibuster Cave

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

After the GOP folded, what's still up in the air is how meaningful any financial reform package needing a few Republican votes will be -- and whether there is support for breaking up too big to fail institutions.

Friday Talking Points [112] -- Public Option's Last Stand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

Before we begin here, I'd like to humbly propose a new law. No American television station should be allowed to have an exclusive contract for any Ol...