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Sam Stein

Business Lobby's President Backs Health Care Repeal Vote | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 10 months after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation's preeminent business lobby, said it would not spend money to push for r...

On Day One, Republicans Cripple Construction Industry

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

It took just hours for the new Republican House majority to craft a dangerous set of rules that threatens not just the way Congress works, but puts American jobs on the line as well.

Darrell Issa Invites His Capitalist Cronies to Cry Wolf

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Darrell Issa wants to hand the government over to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a who's who of corporate America. Here comes the latest installment in a long history of corporate lackeys in government practicing crony capitalism.

Business Lobby's War On Obama Just Getting Started

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's apparent hopes to the contrary, the head of the nation's flagship business lobby has made it clear that the corporate campaig...

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.

The Chamber and the Court

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Nowhere is the conservative bloc's support for the Chamber of Commerce more apparent -- or more important -- than in close cases decided by a five-Justice majority in the Supreme Court.

Report Reveals Significant Findings On Supreme Cout Justices Offering Receptive Ear To Business Interests

The New York Times | Adam Liptak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chamber's success rate is but one indication of the Roberts court's leanings on business issues. A new study, prepared for The New York Times by s...

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oligarchy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev'rywhere you go; Take a look in Tiffany's store, glistening once again With Wall Street bonus trinkets a...

Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Donations Alone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, ThinkProgress published an exclusive story about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's foreign fundraising operation. We noted the Chamber raises ...

Surprise! Chamber Of Commerce Helping Some Democrats

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans and their allies in business are howling that a Democratic charge that "secret foreign money" is fueling GOP campaigns is a dog that just ...

The Effort to Claim That Economists Support Obama's Capitulation on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

William K. Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William K. Black

You know the Obama administration is desperate when it creates a web page citing economists who support its capitulation on taxes. And what do you know, these economists are all "wealth managers" or from major banks.

Keeping Commitments

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond Baker

This year's International Anti-Corruption Day is marred by a U.S. Chamber of Commerce attempt to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), our nation's flagship anti-corruption legislation.

They Should Leave in Droves: Help Undermine the US Chamber of Commerce

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

The right-wing US Chamber of Commerce is living a lie: It does the bidding of big business's baddest boys, but maintains its standing by exploiting the good names of local chambers of commerce.

Chamber Of Commerce Hosting Event With Foreign Bank Members Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tomorrow, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to hold a reception for the Bahrain Banks Association, a trade group for banks operating in the Kingdom o...

Obama: Election Groups 'That Receive Foreign Money' Are A ‘Threat To Our Democracy' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pressure has been mounting on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since a ThinkProgress investigation published Tuesday revealed that the right-wing business...

After Bailout, Business Groups Now Turning On Former Allies

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — During the worst of the economic crisis, the nation's most powerful business lobby pleaded with Congress to prop up financial insti...

UAW Gets 800 Jobs for Endorsing Obama's NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal, Which Will Cost 159,000 US Jobs

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Hamsher

By endorsing this agreement, UAW President Bob King demonstrates that the UAW has become a Chinese-style union: much closer to the interests of management and government than its line workers.

The New American Oligarchy: Creating a Country of the Rich, by the Rich, and for the Rich

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Kroll

You can't understand how the rich seized control of American politics, and arguably American society, without understanding how a small group of Americans got so much money in the first place.

Chamber Of Commerce Raising Money To Fund Lawsuits Against Regulation, Reform

The Center For Public Integrity | Peter H. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as it plowed tens of millions of dollars into ads this year to help mostly Republicans notch Congressional victories, the U.S. Chamber of Commerc...

Amanda Terkel

Chamber Of Commerce's Lobbying To Extend Bush Tax Cuts Would Reap Millions For Wealthy Backers | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The labor-backed advocacy group U.S. Chamber Watch is taking aim at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a new report, arguing that the indus...

Stupid Politics From a Smart Administration

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.

Jason Linkins

Obama Needs To Coddle Wall Street Even More Or He's Doomed, Argues Politico | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico has a cover story today filled with lament over that time the Obama administration was mean to the business community. Doesn't Obama want to extend his political career? Isn't that the whole point of being president?

Sam Stein

Robert Gibbs: Obama Interested In Speaking To Chamber Of Commerce | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed reports on Monday that the president was entertaining the idea of making a big speech...

Whose Side Is Your Senator on?

Bob Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Whose side is our Senate on? Hedge fund billionaires, oil executives and health insurance honchos looking to secretly buy our elections; or the American people who have a right to know who's behind the spending?

Sam Stein

The White House, Chamber Of Commerce Attempt Rapprochement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The relationship between the Obama White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has always been too complicated to define as simply acri...