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Coburn and McCain: Giving the Arts a Starring Role Again

Gary P. Steuer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gary P. Steuer

Senators Tom Coburn and John McCain have issued their third list of what they present as misuse of stimulus dollars: Summertime Blues. Once again they have given arts projects a starring role.

There They Go Again: Two Senators Continue False and Misleading Attacks on Recovery Act

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Two Republican senators have released a third report critiquing 100 Recovery Act projects. And just like the last two, this one was an inaccurate and misleading attack on programs that are putting Americans to work.

Senate's Next Top Model: The Obstructionist GOP Edition (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From health care reform to the confirmation of countless Obama administration appointees, Republican members of the United States Senate have been on ...

Bill Clinton Was Right About Wasted HIV/AIDS Funding

Sen. Tom Coburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Tom Coburn

A renewed commitment to saving lives has never been more critical. Despite the significant success of the United States bilateral relief efforts the global fight against AIDS is now at risk of failure. This is unacceptable.

Truth and Reconciliation: President Obama's Global Health Initiative and HIV/AIDS -- Raising the Bar

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

Eradication of HIV is possible if the world community remains fully committed to funding cost-effective antiretroviral treatment initiatives. Treating our way out is indeed possible.

Financial 'Reform' Dodges Big Lessons

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | David Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As congressional partisans wrangle over financial reform, neither side is grappling with a fundamental lesson learned from an investigation into the c...

Jason Linkins

Goldman Sachs Hearing: Senators Wield Oversimplified Metaphors, Execs Fight Back With Stonewalling (VIDEO) [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Did you watch any or all of the seven million hours of testimony yesterday in the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing, which pitte...

Arthur Delaney

Tom Coburn's Favorite Deficit Prop: 'Who Will Protect The Madelines Of the World?' (VIDEO) | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of Congress frequently tell stories about regular people from their home districts, real folks whose real problems illustrate the need for suc...

Your Voice And Vote Do Matter

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Elsewhere in the world, any time the working class is threatened, thousands take to the streets in loud protest, toppling governments. We have no such historical tradition.

Ben Craw

Bill O'Reilly Defends Lie By Lying Some More (VIDEO) | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday we presented a highlight reel showing all the times people on Fox News had claimed that you could go to prison if you don't buy government-m...

Ben Craw

O'Reilly vs. Coburn: The Video Evidence (VIDEO) | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Tuesday night's installment of "The O'Reilly Factor", Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went after Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) for a comment Coburn made at...

If Republicans Won't Let Democrats Go Small on Jobs, Let's Go Big!

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

We should push direct government hiring programs like the Local Jobs for America Act that could create or save a million jobs. We need to fight for programs that directly give people jobs.

Arthur Delaney

Senate Finally Reauthorizes Jobless Aid Programs | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: President Obama signed the bill on Thursday evening. Full AP update below. --- The Senate on Thursday reauthorized jobless aid programs which...

Message to Tom Coburn: Blocking Unemployment Benefits Is the Opposite of Courageous

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

There is no principle here -- only fundamental disregard for the less fortunate and cowardly bullying.

O'Reilly Hits Tom Coburn For Criticizing Fox News (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

***UPDATE*** Media Matters did some research into O'Reilly's claim that no one on Fox News ever said or promoted the idea that one could go to jail f...

Time Magazine Fact Checks Fox News: No Jail Time For People Who Don't Buy Health Insurance

Time | Kate Pickert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly raked Coburn over the coals for his comment about the network. O'Reilly said no one had ever appeared on Fox News and told vi...

Cake, Anyone?

Mike Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Malloy

Tens of thousands of Americans are suffering now with little hope for a timely economic recovery, so naturally the Republicans want to cut off whatever meager unemployment benefits are keeping these families alive.

Nightmare Budget Scenario at the Pentagon

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

Military spending, which is at its highest levels since the end of WWII, is facing bipartisan opposition in Congress. In this hyper-partisan age, that's saying something.

Congress Doesn't Work for the Unemployed [VIDEO]

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

The Senate gets back to work next week after its spring break and the opening fight will almost certainly be over unemployment insurance.

Tom Coburn Defends Nancy Pelosi, Criticizes Fox News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not been getting a lot of praise from Republicans lately, especially after she helped shepherd the passage of health ca...

With Northeast Underwater, Republican Obstruction Killed Flood Insurance

ThinkProgress | Pat Garofalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), blocked an extension of unemployment benefits, claiming that they objected to granting t...

Sam Stein

Obama Deficit Commission Member Calls For Pentagon Audit | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading Republican on the president's deficit commission has called, informally, for an audit of the Department of Defense, arguing that without a t...

Arthur Delaney

Tom Coburn Might 'Pull A Bunning' On Unemployment Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After the Senate passes its health care fix-it bill on Thursday, it will take up a measure to extend eligibility for soon-to-expire enhanced unemploym...

Arthur Delaney

Senate Plays Game Of Chicken With Unemployment Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for late update... While Senate Democrats held a press conference celebrating their latest health care reform victory on Thursday afterno...

The Most Ridiculous Amendments To The Health Care Reconciliation Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans know that the health care reform process could be derailed if the Senate decides to adopt any changes in reconciling the bill passed by th...