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Sam Stein

Last Minute Oil Lobby Contributions To House Members Yield Results

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the month leading up to an early May vote over whether to expand oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and open the coastal waters of V...

Sam Stein

Sponsors Of Oil-Drilling Expansion Bill Received $8.8 Million In Industry Contributions

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chief sponsors of a bill to expand oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and open the coastal waters of Virginia for exploration have r...

Playing for Keith

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

At some point, traditional media outlets will finally wise the hell up and realize that we're well past the point where it is considered unforgivable to express an opinion.

Walmart 'helps' 'inform' employees

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

A Walmart employee sent me a link to a website called "Walmart Community Votes," which allegedly exists to help inform employees about political candi...

Hidden Under Tax-Exempt Cloak, Political Dollars Flow

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alaskans grew suspicious two years ago when a national organization called Americans for Job Security showed up and spent $1.6 million pushing a refer...

Fundrace: Powering Campaign Transparency

John Aristotle Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Aristotle Phillips

While celebrities are known to contribute big bucks in political support, what about your neighbors or your boss? Starting today, Huffington Post visitors have access to this information in just a few clicks.

The Unintended Benefits of Corporate Free Speech

Ronald J. Colombo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ronald J. Colombo

By treating business corporations like citizens, the Supreme Court may have unwittingly encouraged business corporations to act more like citizens. And that would be a good thing.

Myths and Realities

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

There is a persistent and pernicious myth that maintains that "Jewish money" is the determinant factor shaping all aspects of U.S. Middle East policy. And with Netanyahu's upcoming visit to the U.S., that myth is now front and center.

Could Bankers Turn the Tables on Obama in 2012?

Charles Gasparino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Gasparino

For all the talk about Obama's grassroots fundraising prowess, it may have been Wall Street funds that gave him the edge in 2008. There are now signs that those funds may not be there for him in 2012.

Why Do Good People Form Bad Corporations?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Reinhold Niebuhr was one of Martin Luther King's favorite theologians. Niebuhr is President Obama's favorite theologian, too. It's too bad the Suprem...

Glenn Beck Isn't Blocking Health Care Reform

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

It is worth remembering that Glenn Beck is not blocking the passage of a good health care bill. The old and new carny acts of the right aren't undermining the energy legislation or frustrating financial reform. To focus on who and what is standing in the way -- follow the money.

Dear Fellow Owners

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pat Choate

I never wanted to own part of a bank, insurance company, or automaker. But now I do. If you are a U.S. citizen, you do too.

Trying To Strangle American Innovation

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pat Choate

If Big Tech succeeds in Washington, a greatly weakened patent system is likely to destroy American innovation and invention-led job creation in the next decade.

Congress on Sale! Saints of the Hill Who Take Less Than $20,000 in Health Care $$ - The List - Part VI

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

While they land on either side of the fence on the issue, these are some of the most interesting players in the unfolding health care reform drama.

The Front Group Behind Cockfighting Criminals

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

VGBA wants to keep weak laws on the books for strapping razor-sharp knives to the legs of roosters, forcing them to hack each other to death for gambling profits and spectator enjoyment.

General Motors Executive Doesn't Recognize Global Warming as Fact -- He Should Be Fired

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Originally posted at The Seminal. The Green Miles has the scoop:General Motors Vice Chairman of Global Product Development Bob Lutz was just on The C...