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Richard Berman

The Deflategate Saga Continues

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.26.2015 | Sports

And the Deflategate saga continues. The NFL filed an appeal Monday against a federal judge's decision in September to nullify New England P...

Federal Judge To NFL - Your Deflate Gate Case Is Puny

Michael Lazar | Posted 08.21.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Tom Brady has got to be feeling in high spirits. He nimbly strolled away from the federal court hearing regarding his suspension to resume practices with his team, and a judge basically just gave Rodger Goodell and the NFL a big, fat bird.

Why LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich Hired a Phony Corporate-Backed 'Research' Firm to Kill the Minimum Wage Plan

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has hired a corporate-sponsored lobby group and PR firm to conduct a so-called "study" of the minimum wage.

Lobbyist Behind Front Groups Attacking Obama Power Rules

The Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. To Washington insiders he is ...

ALEC Sharpens Attack on Environmental Safeguards

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

At the group's most recent conference, held earlier this month in Washington, D.C., more than 400 predominantly Republican state lawmakers and industry reps formulated sample legislation that will serve as templates for statehouses across the country.

PETA Really Needs To Respond To The Charges That Its Workers Stole And Killed A Family's Dog, Then Sent A Fruit Basket

Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Arin Greenwood

It's past time for PETA to explain what happened to Wilbur Cerate's dog. Because until we know more, all we can say about this terrible story is that a family is grieving, and some professionally sinister mustache-twirlers working for the meat industry have that much more ammunition in their war against animals.

Why Fossil Fuels Are Dirty Politics as Well as Dirty Energy

Carl Pope | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Why is it that extracting coal, oil and natural gas so often ends up being at odds with the rule of law and the premises of democracy? Is Richard Berman right -- does the industry have a choice between winning dirty and losing clean?

Political Consultant Encouraged Energy Executives To Use These Nasty Tactics

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Richard Berman, the political consultant called Dr. Evil for his below-the-belt tactics, told energy executives in June that they needed to play dirty...

The National Restaurant Association Spends Big to Keep Wages Low

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

For years, the "Other NRA" has flexed its political muscle to keep wages low and to freeze the tipped minimum wage at just $2.13 per hour. Plus, thanks to non-stop NRA lobbying, the House last month passed a bill changing the threshold for employer-provided coverage under the ACA to deny health care to employees who work 30 hours per week.

Corporate Shills Take Aim at Workers Fighting for a Living Wage

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Ian Reifowitz

Imagine if, instead of pumping millions of dollars into public relations and fake science, these corporations just put those funds into the wallets of their employees.

Judge Scolds Government For 'Troubling Pattern' On Immigration Documents

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday questioned whether the government was trying to hide or obscure something by failing to give information t...

Prosecutors: Judge's Demands For Immigrant Detainee Data Are 'Not Feasible'

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they can't meet a judge's demands they quickly deliver documents about thousands of immigrants who've been d...

Justice Department Won't Retry Watchdog Whistle-Blower Case

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department said Thursday it will not try again to sue a watchdog group that shared money from a whistleblower settlement wit...

Are You Going Green or Going for the Green?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

In our pious zeal to feel better about the mess we're collectively making of the planet, many of us have settled on personal steps to green things up a bit. But are those steps really worthwhile, or just sops to make us feel less guilty?

What Really Goes On In Organizing Campaigns

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edwin D. Hill

The idea that union intimidation is the hugest threat to the right of workers to decide to unionize flies so greatly against the reality of an organizing campaign, that it can't stand unchallenged.

The Smear Becomes More Clear

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wayne Pacelle

It hasn't been a good PR week for multimillionaire PR flack Rick Berman. This past weekend, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune exposed his attack on The Hum...

Richard Berman: The High Life and Low Road

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Today, The Humane Society of the United States joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving in filing a complaint with the ethics commission in New York again...

Ad Wars: Dr. Evil vs. Unions Over Employee Free Choice Act

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

There is a savvy, if deceptive, ad blitz against the Employee Free Choice Act led in part by Richard Berman, whose specialty is attacking public interest organizations, including MADD.