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Paul Blumenthal

What Obama Can Do To Fix 'National Campaign Finance Scandal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has been criticized before for failing to live up to promises made in his 2008 campaign on such issues as pharmac...

People "Are Occupying Wall Street Because Wall Street Has Occupied the Country"

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media
Bill Moyers

2011-11-02-djjdfjkdjfmoyers.jpgOur politicians are little more than money launderers in the trafficking of power and policy -- fewer than six degrees of separation from the spirit and tactics of Tony Soprano.

Solyndra's Screwup Can't Stop the Rooftop Revolution

Tyson Slocum | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Tyson Slocum

The Solyndra scandal highlights the flaws of the loan guarantee method of incentivizing promising technologies. It is therefore a failure of incentive design - and not of green energy.

Occupy Wall Street: A Bottom Up Revolution in Need of Leadership to Define Its Mission

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Many of us wondered when it would happen, what it would take to ignite a national outcry against those that are destroying the American Dream for millions for their own selfish gain.

Russ Feingold Is Emerging as a Significant Force Against Corporate Control of Our Government

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln's famous words of hope for a "... government of the people, by the people, for the people..." will yet ring true again -- with a little help from Russ Feingold and his growing movement.

Stand Up for Main Street!

Steve Skrovan | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Skrovan

I think they were under the mistaken impression that I was a Hollywood player. I've never been on a board before. I have no organizational experience. And everything I know about the law, I learned from the OJ trial.

Dan Froomkin

Democrats Increasingly Scared Of Angering Deep Pockets, Survey Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic congressional staffers are increasingly wary of alienating corporate lobbyists for fear of inciting a massive advertising bli...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Wonderland

Robert Weissman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Weissman

It's a good rule of thumb: If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- the trade association for large corporations -- is whipped up about something, there's p...

Dan Froomkin

Regulatory Spree Is Actually A Slow Slog, Two Groups Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The notion that the Obama administration has gone on a wild, job-killing regulatory spree has become one of the core articles of faith f...

Our Unsafe Healthcare System Is The Issue, Not Caps on Tort Settlements

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

A little-noticed proposal in the President's budget managed to squeak by without a ripple in the media, or comment from savvy political pundits and progressive activists.

A Plea to the Courts: Stop the Quiet Death of a Critical Consumer Protection

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

The right of consumers to band together to take action against corporate rip-offs is something that is enshrined in case law, enforced by the state co...

Amanda Terkel

BIG MONEY, BIG MONEY: Unprecedented Outside Spending Boosted Candidates To Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's election will be remembered not only for the historic losses by the Democratic Party in the House, but also the unprecedented ...

Stemming the Tide of Secret Corporate Money

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

When historians look back on the 2010 election, it will be remembered for three things -- a bad economy, the rise of the Tea Party, and the undertow of anonymous corporate money. Time for a pro-democracy Tea Party.

Citizens United, an Assault on Our Democracy, Needs a Constitutional Amendment

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

To neutralize Citizens United, we must have a Constitutional Amendment to retake our democracy. It won't be an easy fight, but it is a fight worth having, as our democracy depends on it.

Polls, Research Show Dems Can Win Talking Trade (GOP too)

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Recent polling shows that anger about U.S. job-offshoring and "free trade" has become a powerful election issue nationwide - across stunningly diverse...

Lessons Learned From the Appointment of Elizabeth Warren

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Some are dissatisfied with the president for not going through a confirmation process in the Senate with Elizabeth Warren. His concerns were real about getting the 60 votes to override the filibuster that was certain to come from the Republicans.

Jobs & Exports: New Report Highlights Obama Peril with Bush Trade Pacts

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lori Wallach

The growth rate of U.S. exports to the countries with whom we do NOT have Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) has been over double that to U.S. FTA partners....

Turn Away from the Cliff on Trade, State Legislators Group Tells Obama

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lori Wallach

It says a lot when the new trade policy platform adopted by the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is more progressive than w...

Your Voice And Vote Do Matter

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Elsewhere in the world, any time the working class is threatened, thousands take to the streets in loud protest, toppling governments. We have no such historical tradition.

Shahien Nasiripour

House Passes Wall Street Reform Bill With Zero GOP Votes

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.11.2009 | Business

In a close vote, the House of Representatives Friday afternoon passed a financial reform bill intended to re-regulate Wall Street and increase protect...

Arthur Delaney

Lobbyists Opposed To Derivatives Reform Outnumber Reform Lobbyists 11 To 1: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lobbyists for the financial services industry opposed to an overhaul of the derivatives market outnumber pro-reform lobbyists 11 to one since the begi...

FDA: Cautious on food safety - reckless on prescription drug safety

Sidney M. Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sidney M. Wolfe

The new guard at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has brought welcome, increased focus and action to protect people from unsafe or possibly unsa...

New Populist Heroine Sparks a Movement (VIDEO)

Harry Hanbury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Hanbury

By giving corporations the power to buy our politicians, the Supreme Court may have unintentionally sparked a grassroots wildfire that will turn our corporatocracy into a true democracy.

Julian Hattem

Andy Stern: Goldman Sachs 'Worships No God But The Almighty Dollar' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Protesters rallied outside of Goldman Sachs' Washington office office Monday and railed against big bonuses and "Too Big To Fail" banks. The SEIU and ...

Durango Group Hires Paid Military Officials To Advise Private Firms

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- In a marketplace awash in consulting firms that help defense companies sell to the Pentagon, the Durango Group has a unique advantage. ...