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Sherrod Brown

Cromnibus Postmortem: Democrats Allowed Republicans to Gut Major Legislation

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Every single time Republicans threaten to shut down the government when they don't get what they want, we should let them, because every time they will end up forced to back down. The one thing that their ongoing extremism has done is cement in the mind of the American people that they are the crazy ones.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Must Choose Next Year: Lap Dogs Or Guard Dogs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday's failed rebellion over the omnibus government funding bill offered two radically different models for the Democratic Party ove...

Zach Carter

Progressives Livid Over Wall Street Subsidy In Government Shutdown Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats balked at a deal Monday night that would provide taxpayer backing for risky Wall Street trading, roiling negotiati...

THE ONE WHO COULD TAKE ON HILLARY

The New Republic | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

Yet, for progressive Democrats, Brown would be a nearly perfect nominee. During his two decades in the House and Senate, he has taken strong and artic...

Republicans Are in Corporations' Pockets on Tax Inversions -- Democratic Senate Candidates Should Hammer Them for It

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Sen. Schumer urged Congress to craft a stricter definition of inversion and enact a ban on "earnings stripping." Earnings stripping? You'll love this. Earnings stripping refers to a practice by which a foreign-based parent corporation loans large sums to -- wait for it -- itself.

Sam Levine

Elizabeth Warren Calls For Investigation Of NY Fed Over Secret Tapes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are both calling for Congress to investigate the New York Federal Reserve Bank after recen...

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 ...