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Why Hillary Clinton Left Obama To Fend For Himself On Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's trade agenda took a beating on Friday, as House Democrats threw cold water on his bid to fast-track the biggest...

The Angst of the Rich and Powerful

Mike Lux | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

Millionaire bundlers for presidential candidates are feeling hurt that candidates, now more focused on billionaires, aren't courting them in the manner to which they are accustomed. And the angst of these millionaires is bipartisan. The ultimate pal for Wall Street and big money in the Democratic Party may fall to a crashing defeat: Rahm Emanuel is in real trouble.

Political Threats to the Health of Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced bills and proposals about how best to proceed, we live in an era where money and politics take precedence and the question of doing what is "in the best interest of children" is far too often forgotten or ignored. That must end.

The Senate Blockbuster Showdown on Trade the Media Missed

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Dave Johnson

A fight is coming because past trade deals have cost jobs and wages, devastated entire regions, and accelerated corporate power and income/wealth inequality -- which it is becoming clear was the intent.

Jennifer Bendery

Lawmakers Honor Civil Rights Marchers But Do Nothing On Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It took the Senate Banking Committee about two minutes on Tuesday to unanimously pass a bill honoring those who walked in the historic 1...

Zach Carter

Leading Democrats Fight Rand Paul On Federal Reserve Transparency

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top progressive senators are running away from a bill authored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to audit both the Federal Reserve's monetary po...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Call Out Union Busters

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans looking to block one of the biggest labor law reforms of the Obama era, Senate Democrats are telling the National Labor...

America's Retirement Security Crisis Is Huge and Quickly Approaching

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

You've heard about boomerang kids -- adult children in their 20s and 30s who have returned to live in their parents' homes. Well, get ready for boomerang parents, formerly independent middle-aged people who -- 10, 15, 20 years hence -- will have no choice but to move into their adult children's homes because they cannot afford to maintain their own.

Today's GOP: Too Much 'Rand' and Not Enough 'Paul'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The GOP and its allies on the far right have been engaged in a prolonged campaign of hysteria-mongering designed to convince the American people that Social Security's disability insurance program is riddled with fraud.

Cromnibus Postmortem: Democrats Allowed Republicans to Gut Major Legislation

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Every single time Republicans threaten to shut down the government when they don't get what they want, we should let them, because every time they will end up forced to back down. The one thing that their ongoing extremism has done is cement in the mind of the American people that they are the crazy ones.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Must Choose Next Year: Lap Dogs Or Guard Dogs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday's failed rebellion over the omnibus government funding bill offered two radically different models for the Democratic Party ove...

Zach Carter

Progressives Livid Over Wall Street Subsidy In Government Shutdown Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats balked at a deal Monday night that would provide taxpayer backing for risky Wall Street trading, roiling negotiati...

THE ONE WHO COULD TAKE ON HILLARY

The New Republic | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

Yet, for progressive Democrats, Brown would be a nearly perfect nominee. During his two decades in the House and Senate, he has taken strong and artic...

Republicans Are in Corporations' Pockets on Tax Inversions -- Democratic Senate Candidates Should Hammer Them for It

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Sen. Schumer urged Congress to craft a stricter definition of inversion and enact a ban on "earnings stripping." Earnings stripping? You'll love this. Earnings stripping refers to a practice by which a foreign-based parent corporation loans large sums to -- wait for it -- itself.

Sam Levine

Elizabeth Warren Calls For Investigation Of NY Fed Over Secret Tapes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are both calling for Congress to investigate the New York Federal Reserve Bank after recen...

Zach Carter

How Chuck Schumer Accidentally Built The Wall Street Reform Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

DETROIT AND WASHINGTON -- They call him "Wall Street Chuck" on Capitol Hill. He has raised at least $70 million from the financial sector for the Demo...

Shahien Nasiripour

Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Three separate events in Washington Thursday served as reminders that America’s big banks continue to pose risks to college students, consumers, and...

Senators Urge Ban On E-Cigarettes On Airplanes

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - E-cigarette use should be banned on domestic flights and those to or from the United States, seven U.S. senators sai...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Could Give Billion-Dollar Contract To Company Accused Of Cheating Soldiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is seriously considering granting a potentially billion-dollar, decade-long contract to a former unit of Sallie Mae, ...

Zach Carter

Top Obama Official Admits He Hasn't Pursued This Democratic Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rift between the Obama administration and congressional Democrats over a major free trade pact has only deepened since the president...

Arts Advocacy Wave Hits Washington

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Arts advocacy is a year-round effort, and the current climate in Washington can make advocacy a frustrating job.

Shahien Nasiripour

U.S. Knew Sallie Mae Cheated Service Members On Student Loans, But Renewed Contract Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators discovered evidence showing Sallie Mae cheated active-duty military service members on their federal student loans at least two ...

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.

Protecting You From Credit Report Errors, Unreliable Scores

Pamela Banks | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Pamela Banks

Aleta from Mena, Arkansas, has had a hard time getting a decent rate on a car loan all because of a mistake on her credit report. The problem started...

The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.