Government records on campaign contributions shows that GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell takes more money from Wall Street than any other sector.
Deputy Treasury Secretary Neil Wolin declared yesterday that "the administration will oppose efforts to provide exemptions for certain kinds of lenders."
As they celebrate their success with health care reform labor and its allies are already focusing on strengthening the financial reform legislation just approved by the Senate Banking Committee.
Nationwide college students are celebrating and applauding leaders of the House of Representatives after they passed major student aid reform along with the historic health care bill on Sunday.
The White House predicted today that the president's health care reform plan will pass the House this week and, in a related development, even the public option is looking like a very real possibility.
If we can break through on health care then the rest of that change agenda can move, and if we don't break through on health care it won't.
The following is an interview with Communist Party Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner in response to President Obama's January 27th state of the union address. It was conducted Thursday January 28th.
WASHINGTON— In the wee hours of a snowbound Monday morning the U.S. Senate voted 60 to 40 to terminate debate and move toward a final vote on health care reform legislation before they adjourn for Christmas.
WASHINGTON—The Democratic Senate leadership claimed victory in securing 60 votes to end the Republican filibuster of a health care reform bill Dec. 18 but organizations representing millions of voters said basic changes must be made to the bill to win their support.
Democrats in the Senate who thought they had a compromise progressives and "centrists" could both support learned this weekend that independent Sen. Joe Lieberman can be counted on to do just about anything to sabotage health care reform.