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Zach Carter

How Chuck Schumer Accidentally Built The Wall Street Reform Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

DETROIT AND WASHINGTON -- They call him "Wall Street Chuck" on Capitol Hill. He has raised at least $70 million from the financial sector for the Demo...

Shahien Nasiripour

Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Three separate events in Washington Thursday served as reminders that America’s big banks continue to pose risks to college students, consumers, and...

Senators Urge Ban On E-Cigarettes On Airplanes

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - E-cigarette use should be banned on domestic flights and those to or from the United States, seven U.S. senators sai...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Could Give Billion-Dollar Contract To Company Accused Of Cheating Soldiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is seriously considering granting a potentially billion-dollar, decade-long contract to a former unit of Sallie Mae, ...

Zach Carter

Top Obama Official Admits He Hasn't Pursued This Democratic Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rift between the Obama administration and congressional Democrats over a major free trade pact has only deepened since the president...

Arts Advocacy Wave Hits Washington

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Arts advocacy is a year-round effort, and the current climate in Washington can make advocacy a frustrating job.

Shahien Nasiripour

U.S. Knew Sallie Mae Cheated Service Members On Student Loans, But Renewed Contract Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators discovered evidence showing Sallie Mae cheated active-duty military service members on their federal student loans at least two ...

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.

Protecting You From Credit Report Errors, Unreliable Scores

Pamela Banks | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Pamela Banks

Aleta from Mena, Arkansas, has had a hard time getting a decent rate on a car loan all because of a mistake on her credit report. The problem started...

The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.

Dave Jamieson

How A Minimum Wage Boost Could Save $46 Billion

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and ties it to inflation, it could reduce federal spending on food stamp benefits ...

Sherrod Brown Is 'Really Happy' In The Senate, Insists He Has No 2016 Aspirations

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Despite MSNBC host Chris Matthews' persistent efforts, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) insists his name will not be on the Democratic presidential ticket ...

Dave Jamieson

Will Restaurant Workers Get Hosed Again In A Minimum Wage Hike?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate planning to take up a bill next month that would raise the minimum wage, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that...

Building Owner Charged With Murder Of 2 Ohio Firefighters

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.31.2014 | Crime

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The owner of an apartment building where two Toledo firefighters died in a fast-moving blaze was charged in their deaths Friday....

CEO or Caveman?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Honeywell CEO David Cote ran into trouble last week when he testified in favor of a big free trade deal before the Senate Finance Committee. After ent...

Zach Carter

CEO Pressures Congress On Controversial Trade Deal He Doesn't Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most prominent CEO proponents of a controversial new trade deal acknowledged at a congressional hearing on Thursday that he d...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Is What Scares Us About Banks In Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Federal Reserve took a potential step Tuesday to limit big banks’ activities in physical commodities, publicly outlining concerns with bank inve...

Senators Slam 'Glamorization' Of E-Cigarettes At Golden Globes

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators is taking the Golden Globes to task for showing celebrities puffing on electronic cigarettes...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...

The Best Gift to Yourself: Refinance a Student Loan and Save Thousands

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Money
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

Not to be confused with consolidating a loan, when you refinance a loan, new lender effectively pays back your old loan and you get issued a new loan at a potentially lower interest rate, with a lower required monthly payment.

Make the 1 Percent Pay for the Iran War

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Now we know that it's actually not so hard to get Washington to do the right thing if the choices are framed correctly. Having learned this lesson, let us apply it to the question of future wars, and to the proposed Iran war in particular.

Could We Make Opposition to Iran War Obligatory for Blue State Democrats?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

What if we could make examples of some blue state Democrats who are vulnerable to pressure from the pro-war forces - not punishment examples, but deterrence examples?

War with Iran? Sherrod Brown Is the Firewall

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Buckeyes, you know what to do. Sherrod Brown is the firewall to prevent war with Iran.

Has Washington Finally Woken Up to the Real Meaning of Social Security?

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Josh Rosenblum

This week as the Senate worked to pass a bipartisan budget framework that doesn't cut Social Security or Medicare benefits; a hearing without the same fanfare took place just steps away. In a high-ceilinged, wood-paneled committee room, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) chaired a hearing that might prove the more historical moment of the week.

Zach Carter

Why This Democrat Thinks His Colleagues Are 'Cockroaches'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) compared his Capitol Hill colleagues to "reverse cockroaches" on Thursday for stripping a major bipartisan budget deal of ...