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Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Josh Gershonowicz

One of the most efficient and cost-effective decisions a small business can make is to invest in their community by joining their local chamber of ...

Insurers Hire a Liberal Congresswoman to Lead Their Newest Phony Front Group

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The health insurance industry took advantage of Washington's infamous revolving door last week when it named former Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania, perceived by many to be a liberal Democrat, as the face of its latest K Street-operated front group.

Christina Wilkie

Top Lobbying Groups Spent $64 Million To Influence Congress, White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top 10 lobbying spenders shelled out a combined $64 million in the first three months of this year to influence federal policy, acco...

Energy Firms, Health Insurers Deftly Use Others to Spread Propaganda

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While we know how much insurers and oil and gas companies dole out to political campaigns and lobbyists, we don't have a clue how much of their cash is used to establish front groups or how much of it winds up in the pockets of either pundits for hire or tax-exempt organizations that do their bidding.

Taking Control of the Transition

Dakota Meyer | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Although the employment situation for veterans has improved since I left the military, the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells me we still have work to do. Every man and woman who has honorably worn the uniform of this country has the ability to make our nation stronger. I know because they already have.

Armchair Quarterbacking of the Unemployment Rate

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

While the unemployment rate is respected as the final score and indicator of employment in the U.S., we feel like it is humming along consistent with a commendable 5.6 percent rate of unemployment. Clearly, this is not the only measure that should be considered.

Resources Without Accountability Won't Work Any Better Than Accountability Without Resources

Kati Haycock | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Kati Haycock

At first, our coalition of national civil rights, business, and disabilities organizations may seem like odd bedfellows. Indeed, during the course of...

Is Your Head of HR Thinking About Supply Chain Management?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

Amidst what seems like 1,000 panel discussions in 1,000 Washington, DC conference rooms every month, a truly revolutionary idea for unlocking business growth emerged from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just before Thanksgiving.

CSX Civil Lawsuit, Midterm Victories Are Tort Reform Victories (Update)

Sara Warner | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

Don't look now, but the midterm elections are not the only huge November win for the politically conservative Koch brothers, and likely not even their most relevant. The CSX Transportation company, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, also scored a huge civil court victory.

Paul Blumenthal

Remember Who Held Election's Purse Strings As Congress Sets 2015 Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following the Republican wave that swept away the Democratic Senate majority last week, reporters, advocates and pundits debated the eff...

Paul Blumenthal

Current and Incoming Republican Senators Set Out Pro-Corporate Agenda For Next Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans senators, including those already in office and incoming new members, discussed across morning television shows on Sunday wh...

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While big donors like Tom Steyer and the Democratic Party insiders running Democratic-leaning outside spending groups might not be celebrating over it now, big money -- even losing big money -- matters in Washington.

Chamber Of Commerce Not Helping Republican In Close Senate Race

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Sen...

Climate Change Emerging as Hot Topic in Key Senate Races

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The issue of climate change has emerged in nearly every Senate race this election season. Candidates are discussing it, debate moderators are asking about it, and journalists are covering it.

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and the Chamber of Climate Liars

Rick Claypool | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Rick Claypool

Bravo to Schmidt for withdrawing Google's membership over ALEC's climate denialist agenda.

Zach Carter

Why The Top GOP Corporate Lobbying Group Is Fudging The Math To Help Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's flagship corporate lobbying group seems to have a problem with math. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a reliable backer of t...

APSCU, Chamber Sought to Stack Rulemaking Panel With Execs From Troubled For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
David Halperin

What is striking is that APSCU not only demanded a super-sized contingent of for-profit college representatives on the panel but also proposed for membership some of the most abusive for-profit college companies.

The Chamber Of Commerce Just Threw Some Major Shade At A GOP House Candidate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (R) may feel a little more than stung by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's endorsement of his Democratic ...

Our Hidden Heroes Need Your Help!

Justin Constantine | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Justin Constantine

Many of us who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have survived injuries that would have killed us in previous wars, and while that is of course a cause for celebration, it also demands incredible sacrifices by our caregivers.

Joni Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Recent Democratic political messaging and a number of news reports have compared Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst to tea party darling and ...

Why Do We Put Up with Washington's Cynical Misinformation Game?

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.

Don't Forget the Millennials -- Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

We really need to give millennials, born during much more trying times, the chance to prove their mettle and it looks like that is already happening.

Zach Carter

Really: Corporate America Can't Catch A Break In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's most powerful corporations just can't seem to catch a break. After spending more than a year trying to defeat tea party li...

Longer Than Pinocchio's Nose

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We all remember the childhood story of Pinocchio and the valuable life lesson it taught us about the importance of telling the truth. I've repeated the same story to my own children in hopes that a growing nose may dissuade them from lying. Unfortunately, the Pinocchio story doesn't seem to have impacted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or Crossroads GPS.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...