Sherrod Brown

Senator Bob Corker Said He Hasn’t Read The Tax Bill, Denies Changing His Vote In Exchange For Personal Tax Breaks

In an exclusive interview with International Business Times, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn, denied knowing about a controversial last-minute …

U.S. Congress

Wait for a Social Security disability decision drags on months - and years - for many Ohioans

CLEVELAND, Ohio-- For tens of thousands of Ohioans applying for Social Security disability benefits, an underfunded and inadequately staffed federal …

Cleveland

Warren, Brown, Colleagues Call on EEOC to Address Rampant Sexual Harassment of Tipped Workers

From Elizabeth Warren Webpage<p>- Advertisement -<p><b>Sexual Harassment Remains Persistent Problem for Tipped Workers, Particularly Women of Color</b><p>Elizabeth …

Liberal View

Governors Look to Save Nafta Amid Washington’s Tough Talk

WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration continues to cast doubt on the future viability of the North American Free Trade Agreement, American business leaders, members of Congress and governors have paraded into the White House to warn about the economic dangers of unraveling the pact.<p>Government …

Politics

Democrats Blast New GOP Tax Plan: Republicans 'Will Rue the Day They Pass This'

Republicans late Friday night released their final tax bill, and shortly after, Democrats and others who stand opposition ripped it apart as “a moral …

Charles Schumer

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Sen. Orrin Hatch lambasted Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio for Sherrod’s comments on the new tax plan that Sherrod believes would mostly benefit the rich. …

Salt Lake City

Why Democrats Won't Be Investing in Hedgie Steve Cohen's Surprising Comeback

In 2013, an insider-trading scandal took apart billionaire Steve Cohen's otherwise incredibly successful hedge fund.<p>But surprisingly, at least for …

Investing

REPORT: Democrat Senator Admitted To Hitting Wife In Interview, Denied Accusations When He Ran For Congress

Tom Carper (D-DE) admitted to smacking his wife in a recently unearthed interview from 1998, despite denying the allegations when he first ran for …

Conservative View

Another winner in that takedown of Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate race: Cory Booker

WASHINGTON -- Doug Jones may still be reveling in his dramatic victory in the Alabama Senate race, but there's another winner closer to home: …

New Jersey

Reimagining the Tax Code, Getting There with Grassroots Activism

Alex Edelman/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images<p>Demonstrators rally against the GOP tax plan in front of the U.S. Capitol<p>The House and the Senate have …

Social Justice

Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore, but the blow he dealt to Trumpism may be more important

Decency still matters in U.S. politics — by about 1.5%.<p>In Alabama’s special election Tuesday, Democrat Doug Jones dispatched Republican Roy Moore — …

Elections

Net Neutrality Repeal Reactions: Hollywood, Politicians & Others Vent Their Anger Or Heap Their Praise

<b>Refresh for updates…</b> The vote is in: The FCC has repealed the Obama-era net neutrality rules, which Republican Chairman Ajit Pai prefers we call his …

Entertainment Industry

Gillibrand snags GOP backing for new Hill harassment overhaul

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand is winning significant new Republican support in her campaign to combat sexual harassment in Congress.<p>The New York Democrat on Thursday unveiled a proposal backed by eight GOP senators — including Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) — that would overhaul Capitol Hill's …

Politics

These states are running out of CHIP funding

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sixteen states will run out of federal funding for CHIP -- the Children's Health Insurance Program -- by the end of January, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Three-quarters of all states expect to exhaust funds by the end of March unless Congress can agree to fund it. <i>(Scroll to</i> …

U.S. Politics

MoveOn Members in Texas Endorse Beto O'Rourke for U.S. Senate, Vowing to Defeat Ted Cruz

<i>MoveOn: Building on Resistance wins in Alabama and Virginia, MoveOn members focus on winning power up and down the ballot in 2018.</i><p><b>TEXAS</b> — Texas …

Liberal View

Sherrod Brown and Democrats have a plan to save pensions. Now Congress must decide if it's a rescue or a bailout

WASHINGTON -- Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and top Democratic leaders want to lend billions of dollars to troubled pension plans. The pension …

Cleveland

39 Senators tell FCC: “Abandon this radical and reckless plan”

In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, 39 Senators (all Democrats, though Republicans have also voiced concern) urge the agency to stop its plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. Where the objections have come in ones and twos before, this is the largest official complaint we’ve seen against the …

Mazie Hirono

Republican Leaders Aren't Even Trying to Hide Their Immorality Lately

Republican leaders claim that they are the party of family values. They are not. They also claim that they understand and respect hardworking …

Liberal View

Opinion: A million participants in multiemployer pension plans face a loss of benefits

We’ve been focused on multiemployer pension plans in the last few weeks. My colleagues — J.P. Aubry and Caroline Crawford — and I just released a …

Business

After Kimmel, here's where the CHIP program stands

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Monday night, late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel rallied Americans to care about something many voters have probably never thought much about before: the Children's Health Insurance Program.<p>"It covers around 9 million American kids whose parents make too much money to qualify for …

U.S. Politics

Democrats silent on whether Trump should resign over sexual harassment allegations

Only six Democratic senators have spoken out publicly.<p>Last week, amid mounting sexual harassment allegations, three dozen Democratic senators called …

Liberal View

What Doug Jones' Win Means for the GOP Agenda in Congress

Republicans are plowing ahead with their plan to pass a tax bill before the new year<p>The stunning upset victory of Democrat Doug Jones over Roy Moore …

U.S. Politics

‘We dodged that bullet’: In Washington, a bipartisan sigh of relief over the Doug Jones win.

Washington awoke Wednesday to a biting cold snap and the dizzying news that a Democrat was elected in the crimson kingdom of Alabama. There were chills, prayers, elation, relief and that dusty feeling of yesteryear: hope, warmed over again.<p>Hope, yes, for Democrats, thrown from the White House and …

Lifestyle

How Wall Street Silences Women

Among the business sectors largely absent from the current deluge of sexual harassment revelations is the financial services industry, a behemoth …

Maxine Waters

Men Need Not Apply

“In Boston, the leader of a businesswomen’s group said that some women were so angry about the wave of sexual harassment revelations that they no …

Gender

Federal report finds regression for black managers in financial services industry

Anyone who works to improve workplace diversity and inclusion, in the federal government or the private sector, knows progress isn’t a straight line.<p>And statistics indicating progress do not always tell the whole story.<p>A report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) demonstrates that.<p>The GAO …

U.S. Politics

Senators React to Jones' Victory in Alabama Senate Race

Senators took to social media after Doug Jones was the apparent winner to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with many Democrats calling it a political …

Mazie Hirono

First Read’s Morning Clips: It’s Election Day in Alabama

<b>OFF TO THE RACES: It’s Election Day in Alabama</b><p><b>AL-SEN:</b> Jonathan Allen, in Midland City, Alabama: “On the eve of this state's special Senate election, Republican Roy Moore returned from a six-day campaign hiatus on Monday to attack the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Speaking in a …

U.S. Politics

Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight

Key Democrats want a government funding bill to maintain the solvency of pension plans for hundreds of thousands of workers.<p>The next potential sleeper cause of a government shutdown? Pensions.<p>Congress barely averted a shutdown last year amid a fight over miners’ health care. Now the looming …

Politics

The Gun Guy: Why Sen. Joe Donnelly must vote in favor of National Reciprocity

The National Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill would require all 50 states and the District of Columbia to recognize the "licenses to carry" or …

Gun Control