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US Chamber of Commerce

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...

Greenpeace Declares U.S. Chamber of Commerce HQ a "Global Warming Crime Scene"

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The Chamber has spent millions of dollars on misinformation campaigns and lobbyists working to derail Congressional efforts to pass climate and energy legislation.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 $...

Top Ten Civil Justice Triumphs Of the Decade!

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

We look back with pride, and with some amazement really, at these great civil justice wins during the past decade. It hasn't been easy, and there are many to thank.

US Chamber Of Commerce May Be Inflating Membership Numbers

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mother Jones reports that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce likely inflates the number of businesses in its membership. While it touts having 3 million mem...

Elizabeth Warren New Model For Wall St.: 'If You Can't Explain It, You Can't Sell It' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- In Elizabeth Warren's world, credit card contracts would be so simple a teenager could read and understand them in four minutes...

Shahien Nasiripour

Another Company May Leave Chamber of Commerce Over Extreme Position On Climate Change | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The holding company owned by multi-billionaire Ronald Perelman is debating whether to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Huffington Post has lear...

The Year the US Chamber Became a Joke, And Why We're Not Laughing

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

From being caught inflating membership numbers to losing some of its largest and most influential members, one could say that the Chamber of Commerce had a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad" year.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Besieged by Critics

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Even local chambers of commerce are unhappy with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Some local chambers are even speaking out.

Shahien Nasiripour

Shareholders May Get More Power With Democratic Proposal; Republicans in Congress Protect Corporate Interests | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Democrats and Republicans faced off Wednesday in a congressional debate over whether shareholders should have an easier time nominating directors to c...

Obama and the Cowardly Goons; or, Politico's Incorrect and Appallingly Stupid "Analysis" of the President's Response to his Critics

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Obama is fighting back only because Republicans have so far spent his entire presidency trying to obstruct his every move.

Nader: Consumer Rights Regulatory Body A Necessary Instituion (VIDEO)

Yahoo Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader appeared on Yahoo Tech Ticker today to discuss President Obama's plan for a consumer f...

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.

Eliot Spitzer: Chamber Of Commerce Must Be Stopped

Eliot Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce--the self-proclaimed voice of business in Washington--has been wrong on virtually every major public-policy issue of the ...

Fox 'News' Fans Flood Anti-U.S. Chamber Campaign With Death Threats, Racial Attacks

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

"Conservative" Fox "News" fans sure do use the F-word a lot in their death threats. We're used to various death threats by now, but those American "values"-lovin' viewers have really outdone themselves this time.

No Good Times for Big Business -- They're Mad as Hell and Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Big Business is not as interested in making big plans or big money with big ideas as they are in blaming Washington for all that ultimately ails you.

Environmentalists Pressure Chamber Of Commerce Members

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Politico reports that corporations including General Electric and Nike are under pressure from environmentalist groups to drop their membership in the...

Exelon Quits Chamber Of Commerce Over Climate Change Legislation

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has lost another member because of its opposition to climate change legislation, reports the Washington Post. The natio...

PG&E Quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nike Fed Up Too

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Bravo to Pacific Gas & Electric for taking a stand against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's head-in-the-sand approach to climate change threats.

Let's Make a Deal: Beltway Edition

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Winship

While executives are dancing with your dollars, the foreclosures they helped to bring on continue to rise. Many banks are dragging their feet, enjoying the bailout bucks but failing to spread them around.