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March 06, 2012 2:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Senator Grassley's "Lawsuit Abuse" Bill:  Bad Diagnosis, Worse Medicine

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January 24, 2012 10:23 am ET filed under Blog

The 27 Republican Bills That Aren't About Jobs

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January 20, 2012 3:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Chamber of Commerce is Latest GOP Ally To Undermine Party's Economic Argument

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January 12, 2012 6:04 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Five Facts And One Big Lie: A Closer Look At The Oil Lobby's Keystone XL Jobs Claims

With the 2012 presidential election rapidly approaching, the oil lobby is pushing harder than ever to frame the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) as a "job creator." However, TransCanada (the Canadian company behind the pipeline), the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have used massively inflated statistics. In fact, KXL would create few permanent jobs.

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November 22, 2011 10:30 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. West: "Why Do We Have A Department Of Commerce When We Have A U.S. Chamber Of Commerce?"

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October 14, 2011 10:21 am ET filed under Blog

Why Republicans Are Wrong About Wall Street And The Financial Crisis

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September 09, 2011 9:35 am ET filed under Fact Check

Grace-Marie Turner Distorts Data About Health Care Law's Impact On Job Creation

Last week, Grace-Marie Turner, founder and president of the conservative Galen Institute, penned an op-ed in which she claimed that repealing the health care law would create jobs. She backs this claim up by twisting statistics from anti-health care reform groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Heritage Foundation and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) to fit her goal of proving that the law is discouraging hiring and increasing job losses. But the fact remains that despite the often repeated claim that "the health law is killing jobs," health care employment has grown over the past year and repealing the law would actually reduce employment.

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September 01, 2011 11:12 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Threatens To Block Bipartisan Transportation Funding Backed By Labor And Chamber Of Commerce

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July 19, 2011 12:09 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Memo To Republicans: Default Is A De Facto Tax Increase On Job Creators

Congressional Republicans continue to insist that any deal to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the federal deficit must not include revenue increases. So steadfast and inflexible is their position that they'd rather see the economy plunge than raise taxes or eliminate subsidies. But behind the Republican Party's uncompromising position lays another reality: A higher interest rate caused by a default would increase the cost of borrowing and acquiring capital. For a small business looking to expand or hire additional workers, such an increase in interest rates has the same impact as a tax increase. But unlike the elimination of specific tax benefits proposed by the Obama administration, the de facto tax increase that would come as a result of default would have an impact directly on the small businesses that Republicans claim to be protecting. And unlike a targeted revenue increase, the higher cost imposed on businesses will not go towards reducing the deficit.

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July 05, 2011 4:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Business Lobby Support For Trade Agreements Bolsters Allegations That GOP Is "Sabotaging" The Economy

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June 28, 2011 1:05 pm ET filed under Blog

The Results Are In: Cutting Spending Has Hurt Economy

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June 09, 2011 9:44 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith's Fight to Make Bribery Easier For Big Business

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March 30, 2011 5:35 pm ET filed under Blog

Chamber Of Commerce Flip-Flops Again On Repealing The Affordable Care Act

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January 28, 2011 10:53 am ET filed under Fact Check

Chamber Of Commerce Denounces Report That Undermines Its Partisan Interests

Yesterday, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission released its final report on the causes of the financial crisis. The report concluded that recklessness and greed on the part of Wall Street, bad analysis by credit rating agencies, and a failure on the part of government regulators created an otherwise avoidable crisis. Almost immediately, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce attacked the report's conclusion. In a press release, the Chamber slammed the commission's report, writing, "The failure of this commission to do its job is more bad news for workers and businesses who depend on robust, well-regulated, world-leading capital markets to fund growth and job creation." Of course, the commission did exactly what it was tasked to do. The Chamber — which is paid to shill for Wall Street — just doesn't want to accept the facts. Not only do the Chamber's complaints about the Commission hold no water, but time and time again, the Chamber has been at the very center of problems that the commission concluded was responsible for the crisis.

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January 11, 2011 4:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Chamber Will Support Repeal Effort After Saying It Would Stay Out

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November 18, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

How Many Anonymously-Funded Campaign Ads Does It Take To Sweep Republicans Into A House Majority?

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November 09, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 20 Largest Right-Wing Groups Bought 144,000 TV Ads, 77% Anonymously Funded

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October 29, 2010 7:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 10,000 Right-Wing TV Ads In 5 Days Push Total To Nearly 110,000

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October 26, 2010 9:21 am ET filed under Blog

Former Gov. Huckabee Adds To The Confusion About Disclosure

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October 25, 2010 4:42 pm ET filed under Blog

California Ad-Quake: Right-Wing Groups Have Aired Nearly 7,000 Ads in California Since August 1

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October 25, 2010 12:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Anonymous Donor Groups Drive Total Right-Wing TV Ads Above 100,000 Since Aug. 1

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October 18, 2010 1:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 81,000 Right-Wing TV Ads Since August 1

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October 14, 2010 10:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Is A Socialist! Another GOP Attack Bites The Dust

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October 13, 2010 9:54 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Groups Have Now Aired 60,000+ TV Ads Since Aug. 1

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October 12, 2010 9:30 am ET filed under Blog

Vast Majority Of Chamber's 27,000 Ads This Year Focus On Health Care Reform

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October 08, 2010 5:14 pm ET filed under Blog

Chamber of Commerce Resorts To Right-Wing Scare Tactics

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October 06, 2010 7:08 pm ET filed under Blog

How Many Members Does The Chamber Really Have?  No One Knows!

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October 04, 2010 1:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Money Machine Bought 45,000 Ads Since Aug. 1

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September 23, 2010 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 7 Weeks, $26 Million, And 33,000 Right-Wing TV Ads

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September 10, 2010 12:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Anonymous Air Cover: Tracking The Right Wing's Ad Spending

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