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Obama Administration's Iraq Plans Thrown Into Doubt After Protestors Storm Parliament

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics

President Obama’s plan for fighting the Islamic State is predicated on having a credible and effective Iraqi ally on the ground in Prime Minister Ha...

Obama: Stop Wall Street Brokers From Putting Their Interests Above Clients Saving for Retirement

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

We're not suggesting that everyone who gives retirement investment advice is taking advantage of their clients, since many advisers do act in their client's best interest. But, because the law does not require them to do so, far too many do not. That's why the President's recent action is so important.

Three Buckets of Small Business Attention

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

The small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, welcomed a major benefit this tax year: a new, streamlined IRS home office standardized deduction.

Louisiana gives the green light to a publicly opposed coal terminal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...

City Pushes For Private Weed Clubs

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Wash., June 11 (Reuters) - Seattle officials are recommending that Washington state authorize private ma...

Elise Foley

Two Key Senators Driving Immigration Talk Hopes | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday they are working together on a plan for immigration reform that wil...

Pelosi Has 'Strong Concerns' Over Federal Crackdown On Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday released a statement pushing back against the Obama administration's interference with...

GOP Candidate Defends Obama Against Santorum's 'Snob' Comment

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.29.2012 | College

President Obama got support from an unlikely ally against GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's "snob" comment -- namely, Newt Gingrich. Gingr...

GOP Lawmaker's Solar Energy Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been among the most vociferous opponents of the Obama administration's energy policies. On Tuesday, he stood on the othe...

Lucia Graves

Barrage Of Pot-Related Questions Ignored In Obama's Online Chat | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama in an online "conversation" with American voters on Monday, failed to answer a barrage of questions about mar...

White House To Republicans: 'Get The Job Done'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

With some Republican opposition toward a short-term payroll tax cut extension out in the open, the White House responded on Sunday with its own intent...

Remembering JFK's Tragic Assassination

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Tuesday marks the 48th anniversary of one of the most tragic events to take place on American soil -- the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. ...

Lucia Graves

Thousands Gather In Lafayette Park In Culmination Of Tar Sands Protests | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL reached a pivotal moment on Sunday when an estimated 10,000 demonstrators g...

Consumer Confidence Rattled By Debt Deal's 'Dire Economic Consequences'

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

Consumer sentiment fell in July to its lowest point in more than two years, as anxieties over stagnant wages and rising unemployment deepened, a surve...

John Rudolf

Mexican Man Executed In Texas Despite Appeal By Obama | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Texas executed a Mexican man on Thursday night after shrugging off concerns voiced by Obama administration lawyers and a broad cross-section of legal ...

The Power of Both

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

It's no secret that success is greatest in synergy. Most of us can recall how Sesame Street taught us the importance of neighborhood cooperation. Th...

WikiLeaks Week In Review: Cablegate Highlights (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was, without question, the story the defined the first week of December 2010: last Sunday, online whistleblower WikiLeaks began an unprecedented re...

Scientific Proof of Obama's Popularity

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Colbert To Eliot Spitzer: You're Honest Because 'You've Got No Public Image To Uphold' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was a guest on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday for the first time since February of 2008, just weeks before his in...

America Absolutely Needs a National Manufacturing Policy, Urges Senator Sherrod Brown

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Over the past year, Brown held a series of hearings examining ways to rebuild U.S. manufacturing and is also fighting to ensure that our nation's trade laws work for domestic manufacturing and American workers.

Watchdog's Fate In Senate Key To Financial Reform

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The tag on U.S. financial regulation reform may as well say "Made on Wall Street" if bank lobbyists manage to gut the Obama administration's proposed ...

Dawn Johnsen Nomination Sent Back To White House For 'Reconsideration'

The Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If passing health-care reform was the Senate's Christmas present to President Obama, then the confirmation of more than 30 of his nominees might as we...

Berry: Why Obama Admin Is Denying Lesbian Couple Benefits

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

Much has been made of the Obama administration's decision to defy a California judge's order that they enroll a lesbian federal employee's partner as her health-insurance beneficiary.

Wall Street Follies: The Next Act

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It certainly sounded good. Hoping, perhaps, to persuade a dubious public that curbing reckless business practices is indeed a Washington priority, t...

Health Care Debate: Beware of Foreign Objects

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If the Angrys could just settle on one country to hold up as their agreed-upon despicable example, we could finally have a coherent conversation about things