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A sign is seen at the entrance of the Exxonmobil Port Allen Lubricants Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Is ExxonMobil Responsible For Lying About Climate Change? Republican Senators Say Fraud Is ‘Free Speech’

A group of Republican senators has written a letter to the U.S. Attorney General to stifle any future federal inquiries concerning climate change, claiming it violates the First Amendment rights of corporations like Exxon, which suppressed its research into the phenomenon for several decades.

May 27, 2016
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Is Now A Comic Book Hero

The Massachusetts senator plays the title role in “Female Force: Elizabeth Warren,” which chronicles her journey from a working-class upbringing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to becoming Wall Street’s biggest foe in Washington, D.C.

April 18, 2016
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks with a fellow guest as they arrive for U.S. President Barack Obama to sign the Every Student Succeeds Act into law in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Elizabeth Warren Takes On Tax Preparation Industry With New Legislation To Make Filing Easier

The bill would direct the IRS to create a free tax preparation and filing service.

April 13, 2016
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Bernie Sanders Should Stick To The High Road

The Democrats have respected his candidacy. And it has given him a platform he’d never have gotten on his own. But the welcome mat shows holes.

April 5, 2016
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Warren: Voting For Trump Like Calling An Arsonist For A House Fire

Elizabeth Warren loathes Donald Trump, and she’s made no secret of it.

March 31, 2016
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Calls Donald Trump A Loser On Twitter, Facebook

Yes, it’s news when a beloved progressive — and Senator — attacks the Republican frontrunner.

March 21, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive on stage ahead of the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee

His Respected Friend: But What Does Bernie Really Think Of Hillary?

It is wrong to accuse Clinton of “pay for play” when the available evidence doesn’t support that accusation. And if Sanders wants to hold her to a standard of absolute purity, he should apply that same measure to himself.

February 13, 2016
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Skipped 2016 Run, But Has Stayed In Picture

Warren has been noticeably reluctant to lend her name to Sanders’s presidential campaign, because, her advisers say, she’s determined that Democrats should hold on to the White House after Obama leaves office and is not convinced Sanders could win.

January 18, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with rival candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and thanks him for saying that he and the American people are sick of hearing about her State Department email controversy and want to hear about issues that effect their lives as they participate in the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Carbon Tax, ExIm Bank, Glass Steagall: Hard Questions For Democratic Debaters, Please

The Democratic candidates ought to be asked about their differences in dealing with the most challenging issue of our time: global climate change. So far Clinton has failed to endorse a tax on carbon emissions, which Sanders supports and many experts believe is essential if the world is to avoid a climate calamity.

November 13, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks at the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and Girls Club of America campaign event in Laconia New Hampshire

Will Debate Be Hillary Clinton’s Moment Of Economic Truth?

Hillary Clinton has drifted noticeably leftward on economics to fend off attacks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who did not enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, and from Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who did.

October 12, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Clinton addresses the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting in Minneapolis

Hillary Clinton Supports Ban On ‘Revolving Door’ Corporate Bonuses

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed a proposed law on Monday that would prevent corporate firms paying bonuses to their executives for leaving to take senior government jobs.

August 31, 2015
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington

More Democrats Crack Open Door For Biden Presidential Run

Speculation grew on Saturday that Biden may soon challenge Clinton for the Democratic nomination as the vice president met with Senator Elizabeth Warren.

August 23, 2015

Obama’s Lonely Road

Foes of a Trans-Pacific Partnership argue that it would ignore environmental and labor standards. Actually, it would impose rules that did not exist before.

June 30, 2015
Members of the House of Representatives meet on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC

In Case You Missed It: What To Know About Trade Promotion Authority

The Obama administration has been pushing trade promotion authority in order to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, but the fight hasn’t been easy. Here are 5 things to know about the upcoming vote.

June 11, 2015

Endorse This: Elizabeth Warren Goes ‘Network’

Watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) slam the inaction by politicians on issues such as our decaying infrastructure and income inequality — and channel her inner Howard Beale to deliver an ultimatum.

May 28, 2015
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Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Authority For Obama, But House Fight Looms

The authority would allow the president to submit a negotiated pact knowing that Congress must vote it up or down with no amendments.

May 23, 2015
Eliabeth Warren

Progressive Frenemies

It seems that there is a big struggle over the Democratic Party’s soul and the meaning of progressivism. After all, that’s what the media talk about incessantly.

May 21, 2015
Right to Work Michigan

A Future For Unions, If They Can Keep It

The path forward for unions is murky. Union members are ebbing. Campaigning for issues takes money, which takes members who pay dues.

May 21, 2015
Barack Obama

Obama’s Ugly Show of Presidential Petulance

Why an American president — especially a Democrat — would embrace this private usurpation of our people’s sovereignty is a mystery, but the great majority of congressional Democrats are not going along.

May 20, 2015
Elizabeth Warren

The Left Is So Wrong On Trade

The left’s success in denying President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ugly to behold. The case put forth by a showboating Sen. Elizabeth Warren is almost worse than wrong. It is irrelevant.

May 14, 2015
Bill De Blasio

The Magnetic Left: How Non-Candidates Are Changing The Conversation

By capturing the spotlight and forcing the conversation, progressives are gently nudging the Democratic party’s needle towards broad reforms.

May 12, 2015
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Senate Democrats Filibuster Obama-Backed Trade Measure

Senate Democrats fight on behalf of the U.S. dollar and the middle-class by voting against Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership.

May 12, 2015

ISDS: A Corporate Cluster Bomb To Obliterate Our People’s Sovereignty

ISDS — which creates a system of private, international tribunals — is an intentionally arcane phrase meant to hide its democracy-destroying impact.

April 29, 2015
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