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Oklahoma Public Education Under Attack: The ALEC, CRPE, Legislative Connection

Kim A. Harris, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Kim A. Harris, Ph.D.

Ellen Sweatt/Photo Today Oklahoma education is under attack. I am angry, and I think you will be angry too. Truthfully, I don't know if Oklahoma...

Boehner's History of Inaction on Border Control

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner has gone from confidently touting his and his fellow House Republicans' upcoming leadership on the issue of immigration, to now doing nothing more than groveling for Obama to solve the problem using his executive authority -- which is an ironic enough stance for a Republican to take, these days.

Samantha Lachman

McCain And Klobuchar Want You To Be Able To Get Your (Prescription) Drugs From Canada | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have revived a congressional effort to allow individuals to import cheaper prescription drugs ...

Senate To Speed Up Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post/AP | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) entered into an agreement Wednesday that will speed consideration of the Senate bill to avert a government ...

Senate Bill Would Rein In Too Big To Fail Banks

Quartz | Tim Fernholz | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Quartz: Senate staff are reviewing a draft of banking legislation that would raise equity funding requirements for financial institutions, pull the...

Zach Carter

Senate Bill Includes Help For Troubled Homeowners | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate version of the legislation to avert the so-called fiscal cliff is littered with favors for select corporations. But it also i...

A Bill to End Secrecy Surrounding Shell Companies

Stefanie Ostfeld | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Stefanie Ostfeld

Rare is the Congressional bill whose upsides so lopsidedly outweigh its downsides. With one piece of legislation, Congress can make significant inroads to combat terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal arms deals, corruption, money laundering, and tax evasion.

The Financial Crisis: We Know Enough; Now Let's Do Enough

SAFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

William Black, University of Missouri, Kansas City James Crotty, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Jane D'Arista, SAFER & ...

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Takes On Washington

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, has decided that battling financial regulation is now one of his prime responsibilities. That, at least, is the pict...

Senator Blanche Lincoln, The Last Hold Out Against 13 Bankers: Simon Johnson | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now you have probably realized -- correctly -- that "financial reform" has turned into a victory lap for Wall Street. When they saved the big bank...

Senate Bill Going Back to the House - Can We Now Get a Public Option Vote?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

I ask what we asked yesterday at our rally at Sen. Bennet's office: Will our senator now fulfill his promise to push a public option using reconciliation? Or are we going to get yet another ridiculous excuse?

The Hidden Winners of Healthcare Reform: Women Over 40

Lesley Jane Seymour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lesley Jane Seymour

The New York Times proclaimed that uninsured Americans are the biggest beneficiaries of health care reform, but the measure will also be a boon to a less obvious group: women over 40.

Financial Reform Bills Don't Do Enough To Prevent Another Financial Collapse, Says Grayson On 'Ratigan' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before the Senate passed it's version of the financial reform bill, Dylan Ratigan questioned whether the legislation addressed the causes of the finan...

A Flawed Step Forward on Health Care Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We all know how much the media love conflict, and they have fallen in love with the health care debate. To say the process hasn't been pretty would be one of the biggest Washington understatements in years.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Will Not Include Public Option In Final Bill | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that she would not include a public option in a health care reconciliation package that the House wil...

Health Care Deadline In TWO WEEKS: Dems Want Bill Finished By March 18

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deadline for accomplishing health care reform, which for months has been a moving target, has moved yet again. This time to March 18, before Presi...

Health Care Memo Outlines Possible Democratic Timeline For Easter Recess

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Inside Health Policy's Julian Pecquet and Amy Lotven report on a Democratic memo sketching out a timeline for passage of health care reform. The gist ...

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama, this is your moment for political courage, vision, leadership, and faith. We urge you to take heart and move meaningful health care reform forward.

Pass the Senate Bill, Please

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

Several months ago, I advised my fellow progressive Democrats to support health care reform even if it fails to include some of their cherished goals. Now I'm begging.

Obama Consumer Agency: President Steps Up Fight, Holds Private Meeting With Dodd | JACKIE CALMES and SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mr. Obama personally weighed in on Tuesday in a one-on-one meeting at the White House with Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut and ch...

A Path Forward: It's Time to Pass Health Insurance Reform

Andy Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Stern

The House should pass the Senate's health insurance reform bill -- with an agreement that it will be fixed, fixed right, and fixed right away through a parallel process. The suffering must stop for uninsured families.

Health Care: What We Do Now

Nicholas Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicholas Brown

The Senate already passed a health care plan though. We need to vocally and wholeheartedly support that bill without any changes.

Why It's Bad News That the Health Care Conference Committee Will Be Held in Secret

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Politicians do things because they are forced to do things, not out of the goodness of their own hearts, and if there ever is a secret plan, it's usually to pull one over on the public.

Top 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Health Care Bill

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The Senate bill isn't a "starter home," it's a sink hole. It needs to die so something else can take its place. It doesn't matter whether people are on the right or the left.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Christmas came a day early this year for health insurance and drug companies when the Senate passed a health care bill crammed with more industry-friendly gifts than Santa's sleigh. "I'll be rolling up my sleeves," said President Obama, pledging to take a hands-on role in merging the House and Senate bills. Before he dives in, the president should spend some time reacquainting himself with his campaign promises to "break the stranglehold that a few big drug and insurance companies have on the health care market," "let Medicare negotiate for lower prices," and "allow the safe re-importation of low cost drugs." Back then, Obama said, "I'll have the insurance and drug companies at the table. They just won't be able to buy every chair." Turns out they did. Here's hoping that, at the 11th hour, the president changes the seating arrangement to include the people who elected him.