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Help Not Wanted?

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

2010-10-13-farmworkers.jpgI have no interest in bickering over the strategic wisdom of Stephen Colbert's appearance before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, but I do have a bone to pick with his message.

Saxby Chambliss: Anti-Gay Slur Likely Originated From My Office

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that a derogatory slur left on an Internet discussion over the rights of gays to serve in the U.S. mi...

Did Saxby Chambliss Staffer Make Anti-Gay Slur?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss' office is investigating whether one of his staffers left a derogatory slur on an Internet discussion over the rights of gay...

Financial Reform: Why The Bill May Actually Be Getting STRONGER | Noam Scheiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The reason the recent developments are so remarkable is that all reforms tend to weaken as they get closer to passage, as legislators hash out comprom...

Democrats Hold The Line Against Wall Street Derivatives Lobbying

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats are "resisting a last-ditch lobbying push from big Wall Street firms" and "moving toward a sweeping revamp of financial regulation th...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Reform Package Is Being Toughened By Public Debate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Battling to delay Wall Street reform from hitting the Senate floor, Republicans worried that once the bill was being debated in public, it would be ha...

Focus on the Mission: Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Rachel Laser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Laser

They serve in Iraq. They fight in Afghanistan. Their names are etched in marble at Arlington National Cemetery. And three out of four Americans believe they shouldn't be forced to lie to serve the country.

Campaign 2010: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Michael Winship Comparisons are odious, the old saying goes, and certainly Democrats are dealing with some smelly, stinky realities as they stare dow...

John McCain's No Longer a Hero: His Stance on Patriotic Gays is Shameful and Un-American

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Watching the Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, I couldn't help feeling relief John McCain was soundly beate...

The Bernanke Confirmation: Incompetence, Indifference and Institutional Inertia

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

The Fed is an impersonal and opaque institution. We all know it is there, but not very many people understand its role in our economy. Senators are no exception to the general rule.

51 Votes Should Be Enough

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

If Republicans filibuster health care they will be overplaying their hand. Democrats should come up with a bill that reflects the principles of our party and stand up against the filibuster.

Lawmakers Go Golfing, Party With Bruce, Raise Cash

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This upcoming weekend will see a number of lawmakers hosting multi-day Fall retreats at resorts and hotels across the nation, according to invitations...

Ryan Grim

Defense Department Opposed Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When thirty Republicans lined up against an amendment that would have required defense contractors to allow their employees access to U.S. courts in c...

Cass Sunstein Attacks Frustrate Conservative Fans

Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...The campaign against Sunstein has largely written itself. One of the most regularly cited legal scholars, the author, co-author, or editor of dozen...

The Fierce Urgency of Never

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Barack Obama apparently got it wrong. It's "never" rather than "now" that stirs the human soul.

Sahil Kapur

Defense Contractors Lobby For More F-22s, Obama Threatens Veto | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The F-22 stealth fighter jets may no longer be needed, but its manufacturers, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, are lobbying aggressively to keep them in th...

Putting a Hold on Compassion

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Politicians should consider a compassionate concern for animals to be a personal and even political asset for candidates for major executive offices.

Cass Sunstein Nomination Blocked By Saxby Chambliss

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has blocked Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein from heading the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs because of ...

I Just Don't Get It

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

It seems pretty clear that Obama is actually insisting that we change the approach that led the economy off a cliff. I just don't get it.

It's Not Just AIG, Friends

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Gordon

I don't think being outdoors should be life-threatening. Southern Company, a power company behemoth providing some 5% of the United States' electricity, acts on a very different premise.

The Daily Szep: Caricature of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga)

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Szep


Night of the Long Pointing Fingers

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Republican politicians all seem to be trying their hand at historic re-creationism to transform both the history and future of the Republican party into their own image.

Huckabee: GOP Needs To Move Away From "Mushy Middle"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Fox News' "Hannity and Colmes" recently, Mike Huckabee said Saxby Chambliss' win in Georgia shows the solution to GOP ills: the party needs to move...

RNC Chair: Chambliss Win Shows "Liberal Mandate Nothing But Hot Air"

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When your party gets shellacked at the polls, you look for any sign of hope. So Mike Duncan, chairman of the Republican National Committee, is trying...

Nate Silver: Chambliss Win Gives GOP 2010 Strategy

FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I tend to think that we should not be too dismissive of Saxby Chambliss's win in Georgia tonight. Although the outcome was expected, and although runo...