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America Wakes Up to the Importance of Liability and the Stupidity of "Caps"

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Teachable moments can come almost anytime, from anywhere. The recent history of corporate and professional breakdowns and mess-ups should provide a n...

Coal's Next Stand

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Colorado's coal industry has filed two ballot initiatives to gut the state's renewable-energy standard and undo an agreement with its largest public utility to shut down remaining coal plants.

The Coming Policy Debate Even Uglier Than Heath Care

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

One of the dirtiest political fights in memory is over (sort of). But if you think the health care debate got rough, wait until President Obama and Congress turn to energy and climate.

Revealed: Rahm Emanuel Nixed DOJ Review of Political Prosecutions of Don Siegelman and Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

The Supreme Court is to address whether a U.S. citizen can be convicted and imprisoned for donating to a political campaign without the court requiring any evidence of an explicit quid pro quo.

Green News Report -- March 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: World Water D...

'Save GE' Amendment: Manufacturers Push For Exemption From Financial Regulation Bill

washingtonpost.com | Jia Lynn Yang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The amendment, which the Senate might vote on early this week, could make it difficult for federal regulators to address threats to the global financi...

Where Businesses That Support Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Should Go

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

It turns out that when it comes to climate change, US businesses aren't so conservative after all. That's why a group like American Businesses for Clean Energy is so important.

Green News Report -- March 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADI...

Ask the Chamber of Commerce: Why Is Too Much Not Enough?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Living in these United States, there comes a point at which you throw your hands up in exasperation and despair and ask a fundamental question: how much excess profit does corporate America really need?

Supermarket Contract Stops 36,000 Workers From Strike

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Ann West

Due to the recession, supermarket workers are feeling the pain: low wages, escalating health care costs, and a reduction in pension benefits. However, unionized workers have locals watching their backs, and negotiating fair wages and benefits.

Green News Report -- February 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green medals at the Vancouver Olympics; Early spring in Japan; Slow boats to China; EPA under fi...

The Corporatists - Running the Nut House from Bizarro World

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 02.17.2010 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

With virtually infinite resources, corporate America has had a grip on the executive and legislative branches of government for some time.

The Greed Olympics: Banks and Insurers Battle for the Gold

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

As the Greed Olympics heats up, it is time for Americans to stop being spectators. The President and Congress shouldn't be the only ones judging the competition and handing out the medals.

New Poll Results Reveal the Impact of Decades-Long Climate Confusion Campaign

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

Fifty-seven percent of Americans polled believe climate change is happening, compared with a figure of 71 percent in October 2008, a 14 point drop.

Progressives: Don't Mourn, Organize

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Tragic events continuing out of Haiti make all the bad news for progressives this week wither in comparison. Nonetheless, over these last few days, fo...

Will Exxon and Goldman choose our next president?

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

The Supreme Court didn't just open the floodgates yesterday, it breached the dam that has held back untold sums of special interest cash for the bette...

Chamber Businesses Pressured To Take A Stand On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Politico reports that businesses which make up the ranks of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are taking the heat for the business association's controvers...

Baucus And White House Wooed Industry Groups For Support

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Politico reports that the White House and Sen. Max Baucus helped create a corporate-backed health reform campaign by fostering a relationship with ind...

Climate Controversy Damages Chamber's Reputation

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

The Chamber's tone-deaf response to the situation is contributing to reputation damage that is hurting the organization's credibility.

Ask Budweiser to Step Down From the Chamber of Commerce

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Filipowicz

Many companies have quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its extreme anti-environmental views and actions. Apple has quit. Nike has quit. Exelon ...

Wal-Mart of Construction Industry Launches Another Assault on Its Workers

María Elena Durazo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

The anti-worker Associated Builders & Contractors has teamed up with its right-wing friends to fight President Obama's health care reform efforts.

The Incredible Shrinking U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

It turns out that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce only has 300,000 members, not the more than 3 million it claimed to represent just a day ago.

Singing Of The GOP Sirens, Joe... Joe... Joe...

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

As an Epic Fail saga, Joe Lieberman is basking in the fading limelight that is diminishing with time. What will he come up with next to flip those who used to support him as he continues this mad journey?

Who Funds The Chamber Of Commerce? Help HuffPost Find Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been vociferous in its opposition to White House initiatives on financial reform, health care reform and climate chan...

Chamber Of Commerce Spends $34 Million On Lobbying In Three Months

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The US Chamber of Commerce reported that it spent a mind-boggling $34.7 million lobbying Congress in the third quarter of 2009 -- far surpassing the $...