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Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats have been hoping to see a showdown between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton for years. Instead, they're gettin...

Mr. President: The More You Attack Us, The More We'll Fight Back

Mike Lux | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

I shouldn't be giving advice to the President since he is on the other side of this Fast Track/TPP fight, but I will anyway: Mr. President, you are badly hurting yourself by escalating this fight with the progressive community over trade.

Zach Carter

Obama Fires Back At Elizabeth Warren And Trade Critics, Escalating Democratic Feud

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed back against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Democratic critics of his trade agenda on Friday, accusin...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats' Frustration With Obama Boils Over As Trade Bills Advance

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' frustration with President Barack Obama's trade agenda bubbled over Thursday, with key opponents accusing their party's leade...

Zach Carter

Democrats Balk At Obama Plan To Cut Funding For Workers Hurt By Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rift between President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats over trade policy deepened Wednesday as the administration opposed a...

Zach Carter

Bernie Sanders Is Kind Of Filibustering Obama's Trade Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is filibustering President Barack Obama's trade agenda -- sort of. Early Wednesday, Sanders forced the Se...

Zach Carter

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, ...