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Buying Off the Ref

Brian Young | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Brian Young

In so many ways, the Chamber and its allies are pushing the Court in a direction where people get less and less power to counter corporate abuses.

Big Business and the Roberts Court

Doug Kendall | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Co-authored with Tom Donnelly Last week, the Supreme Court wrapped up its final arguments in what has so far been a monumental term. Understandably,...

3 Draft Picks in the Fantasy Entrepreneurs League

John Hrabe | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
John Hrabe

To inspire others, who want to start their business, but can't overcome the internal obstacle. To share tips of what works and what didn't. To support our friends and family that are putting in 12 hour days, every day.


Paula Gordon | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

If, as now appears to be the case, our elected representatives have surrendered their loyalty, their consciences, their brains and their humanity to the NRA and other political thugs, evidence is irrelevant, the will of the people is a mere nuisance.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Gathers Unstoppable Momentum

David Leopold | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
David Leopold

With Friday's agreement between the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the terms of a guest worker program it's clear that immigration reform is going to be a reality this time around.

Zach Carter

Obama's Push For Free Trade Pact Looks Like Corporate Giveaway, Consumer Groups Fear | Zach Carter | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of pressure from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the White House is following through on President Barack Obama's pledge to n...

A New Resume Tool Designed for Our Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

This week, Hiring Our Heroes and Toyota launched the Personal Branding Resume Engine, an online tool that goes beyond typical MOS (military occupational specialty) translation and takes into account all of the skills, training, and accomplishments a person has achieved in the military.

Do Asbestos Victims Deserve Compensation? And Other Questions the Wall Street Journal Never Asks

Brian Young | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Brian Young

Is the Wall Street Journal afraid to make an affirmative statement about so-called "fraud" in asbestos cases? They should be.

The Number That Could Kill Immigration Reform

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Just weeks after the "Gang of 8" bi-partisan senators presented a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform, nasty political storm clouds are forming over Washington.

We Must Seize Opportunities to Make Immigration Reform a Reality

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

The AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce came together and produced a set of principles that should guide all discussions on the future flow of workers into this country. The concessions are notable, but the common ground is even more remarkable.

Shedding a Tear for the Insurance Industry?

Brian Young | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Brian Young

ALEC and their allies in government and the media can cry their crocodile tears for the poor, downtrodden insurance companies, but I won't shed a tear for the multimillion dollar industry.

Kick the Habit, Congress

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a vacuum operated by billion-dollar corporations to siphon what little money local small business owners still have left to further dominate our economy and political process.

No Drama, Just the Right Reasons for Labor and Big Business to Seek Commonsense Immigration Reform

Eliseo Medina | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

If the odd fellows odd fellows of Big Business and Labor can try to work together, there is no reason why Congress can't see that we can live up to our forefathers' expectations by fully integrating our immigrant communities into the nation.

The Need for a National Conversation about Water Infrastructure

Michael Deane | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Michael Deane

Drought is once again becoming part of our daily vocabulary. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reports at least 36 states are expected to face water shortages by the end of this year.

Read My Lips: Yes, New Taxes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

To equitably reduce the deficit in a way that maintains good faith with the American people requires tax increases. Yes, new taxes are necessary. Especially those focused on the speculators who caused the crash.

Christina Wilkie

Fiscal Cliff Gave Big Boost To One Crafty Industry | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbying expenditures for large pro-business lobbying groups soared in the last quarter of 2012, driven by election-year politics, the l...

The Usual Suspects Who Will Benefit From Gutting Obamacare Now Want You to Worry About 'Disruption'

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Disruption. Get ready to hear that word many times in the coming weeks, especially if you hang out inside the Washington beltway.

Obama Won. Now Let's Change the System

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

However skilled Obama is as a politician -- and despite the presence of many principled progressives and liberals in Congress -- we cannot expect Congress to enact more than modest reforms until we tame the corporate plutocrats' power.

Dan Froomkin

Justice, SEC Stand Firm On Foreign Anti-Bribery Laws In Face Of Opposition | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors and financial regulators on Wednesday reasserted their intention to enforce the law that bans the bribery of foreign...

Zach Carter

Club For Growth Bests Conservative Groups In Picking 2012 Winners | Zach Carter | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although it lost three of its marquee Senate races on Tuesday, the hardline economic conservative group Club for Growth bested both Karl...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Floods 2012 Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four conservative nonprofits and the business industry's lead trade association have spent nearly $300 million on political efforts over...

Right-Leaning Group Unleashes Harsh Attack On Dem Candidate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching television and radio ads against Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in a Pennsylvania race that Republi...

Sarah Bufkin

Outside Groups, Super PACs Flood Senate Races With Cash From Undisclosed Donors | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outside groups are flooding Senate races with a record amount of campaign cash, according to a new report out from the nonpartisan Sunli...

Defying Gravity: The History of 40 Years of Wealth Falling Up

Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Dan Froomkin

Who stole the American Dream? The short answer to the question in the title of Hedrick Smith's new book is: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wal-Mart. But the longer answer is one heck of a story, told by one of the great journalists of our time.

GOP-Leaning Group Redoubles Dem Blitz

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce stepped up an ad blitz Friday that focuses on House races in solidly Democratic states, betting that contro...