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Zach Carter

'It's Christmas in July for Wall Street'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Appropriations Committee approved an agriculture budgeting bill last month that would significantly restructure the U.S. bank ...

Zach Carter

Fix The Debt CEOs Bring $1 Billion From Tax Loopholes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Companies in the Fix the Debt coalition, which advocates for federal austerity policies, qualified for $1 billion or more in tax breaks ...

A Christmas Present for Only One of Millions

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Sopuruchi "Victor" Chukwueke got a gift which he describes as the "best Christmas present ever." He is a step closer to fulfilling his dream of attending medical school, thanks to a private-relief bill introduced on his behalf by Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) last year which passed both Houses of Congress earlier this week.

Michael McAuliff

White House Threatens Veto Of Indefinite Detention Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Accusing the Senate of "political micromanagement" of national security, the White House Friday stood by its threat to veto a defense bi...

Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: The Role of Investment Banks

Sen. Carl Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Carl Levin

Running through our findings is a thread that connects the reckless actions of mortgage brokers with credit rating agencies and Wall Street executives. That thread is unbridled greed, and the absence of a cop on the beat to control it.

They're Parasites

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

While "pirates," "banksters," "roaches," and "leeches" are all apt words to describe the arrogant Wall Streeters we saw testifying this week, there is a more accurate scientific term -- it is time to call a parasite a parasite.

RNC Will NOT Hold Fundraising Meeting At Blackwater Compound

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: A Xe spokesman has told Talking Points Memo that they are unaware of any plans for the RNC to hold a fundraiser at their Moyock, N.C. facility...

A Roadmap For 2010 DADT Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

President Obama has said he would sign legislation overturning the ban on gays in the military. Here's a roadmap to make sure that happens in 2010.

Slogging Towards Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The nation's armed forces are stretched thin, very thin. Repeal of DADT is a national security issue, first and last.

Former Insider Shatters Credibility of Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lt. Col. Vandeveld said, "I simply could not in good conscience continue to work for an ad-hoc, hastily created apparatus whose evident resort to expediency and ethical compromise were so contrary to my own."

Detroit's inferiority complex needs change before public will buy

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

An observation, or two: Last week, General Motors rolled-out the latest version of their plug-in gas/electric hybrid Chevrolet Volt for the corporati...

Detroit Three Expect $25 Billion -- So Who Bails Out Americans' Missing Car Payments?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It used to be said that a house was the largest expenditure in any person's lifetime; but if someone buys five or more new cars over 40 or 50 years, those purchases could easily cost more, in total, than their home.