There's a new "Medicare" proposal - sorta.
Four Republican Senators — Thune, Toomey, Hutchison, and Brown — held a press conference today, to remind Americans about their job creation legislation.
As China's Vice President Xi Jinping visits the US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasts President Obama for not being tough enough on China. Meanwhile Romney says nothing about House Republicans keeping the China Currency Bill from being brought to the floor for a vote.
I want to send a warning to working people in Europe: when you let your businesses save money by mistreating workers in other countries, it might teach them to think they can save money by mistreating you, too. Over here in the US we have learned this the hard way.
I hate what I've learned about Apple's outsourcing to China.
“If you want to have an argument about whether you want to help people making $40,000 or people making $1 million, we’re happy to have that argument,” Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, was quoted today by the Christian Science Monitor
China is very, very "business-friendly." Corporate conservatives lecture us that we should be more "business-friendly," in order to "compete" with China. They say we need to cut wages and benefits, work longer hours, get rid of overtime and sick pay -- even lunch breaks.
In this morning's Progressive Breakfast, I referred to Mitt Romney's Michigan TV spot as "Romney's Auto Bailout Spin-Out.
Not that we didn't already know it, but the wingnut welfare industry is thoroughly corrupt and it turns out that one of the most thoroughly corrupt is the climate science skeptic sector:
Governor Scott Walker and his new team of criminal defense lawyers will be meeting with the Milwaukee County District Attorney soon to answer questions in a multifaceted "John Doe" probe being conducted by the DA into potentially illegal activities of Walker’s staff during the time he served as Mi...
Chinese Vice President Xi is visiting the United States.
I'd like to urge Mitt Romney to disregard his fellow Republicans' warnings not to destroy Rick Santorum, and step up his attacks on
In honor of Valentine’s Day, HBO airs a must-see documentary tonight about the triumph of right over wrong and the loving commitment of an interracial couple, Mildred and Richard Loving.
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games.
Americans love an underdog.
Saying the country can't "cut our way to growth," the President has some serious infrastructure money in his budget, along with serious help for America's manufacturers. This will create jobs and make our economy more competitive. Republicans are already blasting it as "more government spending."
The Republican coalition, and indeed American conservatism itself over the past 30 years, has been characterized as an odd, almost unnatural pairing of "culture warrior" social conservatives and Ayn-Rand-fixated fiscal conservative, held together by little more that intellectually inconsistent rheto...
I have always wondered why the libertarians almost always choose the right wing party in America, when theoretically, they could just as easily choose the left.
Get to know the name Xi Jinping.
GOP White House hopefuls want taxes on the rich cut even lower than they've already been cut. What might a tax-the-rich-even-less future bring? The land of the kiwi offers one frightful answer.
For the last several days there has been an absolute furor over the Obama administration's decision to require employer health insurance plans to cover birth control.
An analysis of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) from Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Media Director Steven Capozzola.
"Producers" and "parasites." Cruel language justifying extreme greed seems to be mainstream now. Even Presidential candidates feel free to disparage 99% of us!
I have to admit, for a progressive being at CPAC can feel like being a "stranger in a strange land.
This week a $25 billion settlement was announced in which big banks pay up for a portion of their bad deeds in the home foreclosure crisis.
Rick Santorum arrived at CPAC today, but he was everywhere at CPAC yesterday.
OK. I'll admit it. Newt Gingrich got me on this one. I walked into the CPAC 2012 conference this morning with my guard down (first mistake), and picked up what I thought was up updated schedule of events for the main ballroom. Then I read it.
President Obama is preparing to roll out his 2013 budget. If he wants a budget that gets rid of the deficit, meets human needs and does the things that polls show the public overwhelmingly wants done, The People's Budget Is The Template!
I knew it was going to be a good day when the first thing I saw at CPAC was Herman Cain's bus. I'm going to give Herman the benefit of the doubt that he sat in the front of the bus this time.
Michele Bachmann's speech at CPAC 2012 wasn't quite the start turn that her appearance in 2011 — when Americas Bachmannia infection started spreading.
I caught most of Sen.
They’re at it again.
The Federal government and the Attorneys General from 49 states have signed a deal with five major banks over charges of fraud, including reported acts of widespread perjury and forgery, in the so-called “robo-signing” scandal.
A Missouri grand jury handed down multiple felony indictments for foreclosure fraud on Monday.
As Election Day nears, President Obama is regaining his populist mojo.
The bank settlement of $25 billion over three years from five major banks for robo-signing forgeries is being hailed in Washington and
Economist Christina Romer had an op-ed in the NY Times this weekend, Do Manufacturers Need Special Treatment? The question that keep coming back to me is why did she feel the need to write an op-ed to diss manufacturing? Is it just an economist thing?