House Democrats Lob Bribery, Tax Evasion Allegations at Walmart

By: Friday August 17, 2012 2:15 pm

Two House Democrats have come into possession of evidence of significant crimes by Walmart, including bribery. The Democrats, Henry Waxman and Elijah Cummings, sought additional documents from Walmart on possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The joint investigation by the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee is apparently ready to go with a report, but Waxman and Cummings asked Walmart CEO Michael Duke basically if he had anything to add before the final report was released. This includes access to documents which the committees requested.


Late Night: The Most Anti-Environment House in the History of Congress

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 8:00 pm

Voting 247 times in the last 18 months to undermine regulations that protect the environment, the “House of Representatives has become the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress,” according to a June 18, 2012 report (PDF) prepared for Congress members Henry Waxman and Edward Markey.

Henry Waxman (D-CA) to Obama: “If You’re Going to Cave, Tell Us Right Now”

By: Monday July 25, 2011 10:30 am

Elizabeth Drew’s piece in the New York Review of Books is making the rounds, and this passage jumped out at me.

Obama Enters Debt Limit Talks, With a Focus on Revenue

By: Tuesday June 28, 2011 9:30 am

Following up on the Filibernie post from earlier today, the president is looking at revenue increases as he enters the debt reduction talks. Too bad he is not even close to the 1:1 cuts for revenue that Senator Sanders is demanding.

How’s that Plan Going, Mr. President?

By: Friday June 3, 2011 9:20 am

Not only does the crummy economic news weaken what had been a position of relative strength for the President, but it shows that if he’s got a plan, it’s either not working or not designed to work. Obama’s plan–to focus on the deficit–only makes it more likely we’ll see ongoing cuts to public employment.

Is that really the plan, Mr. President?

Rove and the (Escape) Hatch Act: Report Shows Government Politicized (But You Knew That)

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 6:01 am

Welcome to the next decade, when we finally get the report telling us what we knew back in 2007 when this investigation started, that Rove politicized the government.

Compare and Contrast: How the White House Deals with Mitch McConnell vs. House Democrats

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 10:40 am

Funny how Republicans never get told, “Take it or leave it.”

Waxman Drops Net Neutrality Bill, Calls on FCC to Reclassify Broadband

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 4:15 pm

Henry Waxman, the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, just released a statement announcing that he would drop controversial net neutrality legislation, and call on the FCC to use their authority to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. This is a major victory for net neutrality advocates and a loss for the telecoms.

Waxman’s Abhorrent Broadband Bill Follows Google-Verizon Deal

By: Monday September 27, 2010 3:30 pm

Rep. Henry Waxman has been trying to enshrine the terrible compromise promulgated by Google and Verizon into law, by pushing a truly terrible bill on broadband that strips the FCC of rulemaking and classification ability, and gives wireless Internet providers carte blanche to discriminate in favor of their products.

FCC Opens Spectrum to Super WiFi – Just in Time for Corporations to Control It

By: Friday September 24, 2010 2:10 pm

Of course, now that we have the next generation of wireless technologies, Google and the telecoms will do their best to control and monetize them. Not only have they persuaded gullible tea partiers to join the cause, taking advantage of baseless fears about government takeovers of the Internet (strike government and replace with corporate and you’re on to something), but they’re getting help from prominent Democrats as well.

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