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The $28 Billion Man: Senator Shelby's Anti-Homeowner Deficit Spree

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Republicans love to say that nothing's more important than cutting the Federal deficit. So why is Sen. Richard Shelby wasting $28 billion of taxpayer money?

Amanda Terkel

CFPB Nominee Gains Key Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of 37 attorneys general publicly gave their support to President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Financia...

The Unlikely GOP Senator Pushing Obama For Government Funds

Politico | By Manu Raju | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Republican Sen. Richard Shelby has been one of Barack Obama's most persistent critics, accusing the president of putting the country on a road to fina...

Consumer Protection: Progressive Momentum and Forbidden Love

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Harry Reid got it right when he said that the GOP is "making love to Wall Street" -- and when politicians and bankers "make love," it's the public that gets screwed.

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Must Marry, Shrink and Change

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Chautin

But the time is right to merge Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and form three separate companies. That is the best way to lead the GSEs out of federal conservatorship and repay the taxpayers.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Parker Griffith, the man who pandered to labor unions and single-payer advocates to get elected as a Democrat, met the Teabag Terror and was terrified into switching parties.

In Trade, Too Often, the Victim is Blamed

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

The U.S. media strongly supports protections for copyrighted material like movies and music, but it isn't so sympathetic of trade cases involving manufactured goods, like Chinese-manufactured tires.

Bernanke Approved For 2nd Term As Fed Chairman By Senate Banking Panel

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel on Thursday approved the nomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to run the nation's central bank for an...

Limbaugh: GM and Obama Must Fail

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

A pair of right-wing radio hosts says there's only one choice for conservatives angry about government involvement in the auto industry: Boycott GM.

Sen. Richard Shelby: Keep Stress Test Results Secret

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the top ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, thinks the government should keep the results of bank "stres...

Sen Shelby Holds Pentagon Nomination Over Tanker Controversy

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Controversy over a $35 billion Air Force midair refueling tanker contract is spilling into the confirmation of the Pentagon's next acquisition chief. ...

GOP Sen. Shelby: Geithner "Wasted" Senate's Time

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, on Wednesday lambasted Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner'...

Toyota Republicans Should Cut Their Own Pay

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

Clearly the allegiance of the Republicans who opposed the loan to save GM and Chrysler is not with the US, which would lose 900,000 jobs if just GM closed, and more than 2.1 million if the Big Three did.

What About The Government "Bailout" Of Foreign Automakers?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The domestic automakers are struggling under the same burden against their foreign competitors with the subsidies they receive as local businesses do against Wal-Mart.

Congress Bails out Those Who Shower Before Work, but not Those who Shower After Work

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

Detroit is a place where workers are unionized; Wall Street is not. And right-wing Republicans and conservative pundits have made it clear they want the union workers to suffer.