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GOP, R.I.P.?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Brian Ross

The GOP may be a corpse, but it's more like a zombie from The Walking Dead. If the party continues to fight Trump, and every indication is that they will, there is a high likelihood that the party will fracture.

Here's The Legal Problem That Could Crash Uber

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ride-sharing titan Uber -- which is valued at about $68 billion -- makes a lot of its money by skirting labor laws. And one of its top l...

Coal Companies' Secret Funding of Climate Science Denial Exposed

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Recent bankruptcy filings reveal that coal companies are still funding climate science denier groups.

The U.S. Chamber's Defective Litigation Machine

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Joanne Doroshow

In 1998, I founded the first consumer organization in the nation with an exclusive mission to halt and reverse the momentum for so-called "tort reform...

A Senate Candidate Spills The Beans: Running A Positive Campaign Is For Suckers

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is a high-minded theory of politics, perpetuated by the melodramatic scripts of Aaron Sorkin, that campaigns really don't have to ...

Committed Communities Making a Difference for Vets

Dakota Meyer | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Photo by Garth Milan One of the things I love most about America is our willingness to come together when it counts. Strong communities build strong ...

David Brooks Is Wrong Again -- Trump's Rise Is Not 'Anti-Politics' but the Cancer of Big Money

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In his latest column, "The Governing Cancer of Our Times," New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks tries to explain Donald Trump's rise as a presidential candidate.

Bernie Sanders And Big Business Find Something They Can Actually Agree On

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has tried to convince Democratic primary voters that she is firmly opposed to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. ...

Meet The Most Powerful Political Organization In Washington

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics

This article was originally published in the journal Democracy. Subscribe to it here, because why not? WASHINGTON -- Coverage of the influence of mone...

Citizens United Celebrates 6 Years Of Giving A Voice To Voiceless Billionaires

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down its immediately controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commiss...

Jewish Mother Stands Up Against the Trans Pacific Partnership

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

After I gave a few examples of how the TPP can ruin the lives of Americans, (which I recorded), I admonished the young man from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his dereliction of duty in laying out the whole truth.

The Big Thing Obama Probably Won't Do In His Last SOTU Speech

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every year since 2012, campaign finance reform advocates have cautiously anticipated whether President Barack Obama would use his State ...

Did ExxonMobil Just Admit It's Still Funding Climate Science Deniers?

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Asked on PBS NewHour whether ExxonMobil funds climate change denier organizations to malign mainstream climate science, ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs replied, "Well, the answer is yes... And I will let those organizations respond for themselves."

Industry Spins the Revolving Door: Ben Quayle to Lobby on Asbestos Bill He Authored

Alex Formuzis | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Alex Formuzis

Ben Quayle, who during his one House term authored legislation to delay or deny compensation to sick and dying asbestos victims, has been hired to lobby for -- you guessed it -- legislation to delay or deny compensation to sick and dying asbestos victims.

U.S. Chamber-Backed Bill Bashed by Chamber Audience

Alex Formuzis | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Alex Formuzis

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform just devoted much of an entire day bemoaning the proliferation of breaches of Americans' personal data.

Why Did CNN's Dana Bash 'Cry Wolf' About Paid Family Leave? Is She Working for the Chamber of Commerce?

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

There's plenty of evidence that paid family leave is not a "job killer." Rather than simply repeat what Fiorina said, a responsible journalist who had done her fact-checking homework would have pointed out that Fiorina was lying -- or at least misinformed.

For-Profit Colleges Enlist Capitol Hill Supplicants, U.S. Chamber in Renewed Push Against Obama Rule

David Halperin | Posted 10.08.2015 | College
David Halperin

In many cases these schools charge too much, and they spend too little on instruction. As to admitting students whom the program won't help, sometimes these owners say they just can't predict who will succeed and who won't.

Most States Can Easily Comply With the EPA's Clean Power Plan, So Why Are Some Trying to Kill It?

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce what may be the Obama administration's most far-reaching climate change initiative: its final rule for cleaning up existing electric power plants. Dubbed the Clean Power Plan, it will require each state to submit its own individual strategy for cutting emissions.

Chamber of Commerce Threatens Health of Americans

Laurent Huber | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Laurent Huber

An opinion piece published on July 30 by Al Jazeera exposes the work of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the tobacco industry in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement negotiations.

Money Cannot Be The God of Life: How CEO Pay Drives Inequality

Heather Gautney | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Lawmakers have failed to keep the wage apace with inflation so that its value is now less than it was five decades ago.

US Chamber of Commerce -- A Smokescreen for Big Tobacco

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

Clearly, there is a deep conflict of interest between the Chamber's aggressiveness on tobacco and the interests of its health-related members. So why is the Chamber so brazenly pursuing the interests of Big Tobacco?

Mission Transition: Much Accomplished, But More to Do

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

It was an honor to present at last week's Mission Transition summit in Washington, D.C., alongside President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. I joined decision-makers from every sector and industry to discuss the transition process for post-9/11 veterans and military families. And I have to say, I am encouraged by what I saw.

Go Local

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 05.05.2016 | 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 com...

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...