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Postal Service Takes Massive Loss Despite Deep Cuts

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service said Friday it lost $8.5 billion last year despite deep cuts of more than 100,000 jobs and other reductions in recent years. The post office had estimated it would lose $6 billion to $7 billion, but a sharp decline in mail took a toll. Increased use of the Internet and […]

Dem Rep. Finally Wins Reelection In Southern Nail-Biter

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler finally won his close re-election race Friday when his Republican challenger conceded 10 days after Election Day. A recanvass of the election results a few hours earlier moved just one more vote into Republican Andy Barr’s column and gave Chandler a 648-vote margin of victory. Chandler’s win […]

Cecile Richards: Why Women Need Pelosi

In the aftermath of the election, the circular firing squad within the Democratic Party has dominated this week’s news. As with any disaster, blaming those who are not responsible is a given — and the pack mentality begins. One of the folks targeted during and after the election is the highest ranking woman ever in […]

Post-Katrina Shootings Witness: Cop Said Looters ‘Deserved To Be Shot’

NEW ORLEANS — A former New Orleans police officer on trial for gunning down a man outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath said after the shooting that looters are “animals” who “deserved to be shot,” a fellow officer testified Friday. The former officer, David Warren, is charged with fatally shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover […]

Obama’s Ex-Intel Chief Talks Torture, Terror, Reform And More

Former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair sat down with Charlie Rose for an interview airing Friday night. Per the “Charlie Rose” program, some highlights from the raw transcript are excerpted below. On torture: “When I first came in as DNI, that question was before us. So I called for the experts to come in, […]

Key Democrat Who Pushed Compromise On Health Care: ‘I Was Right’

MISSOULA, Mont. — The key Senate Democrat who delayed health care reform last year while trying to get Republican buy-in is now facing the uncomfortable reality of his own prediction, leading him to weigh some bipartisan changes to his party’s signature legislation. U.S. Sen. Max Baucus’ reputation as a dealmaker will be put to the […]

Robert Greenwald and Tanene Allison: Thank You, Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson was a hero for progressive politics in Congress. On November 2nd he lost his seat in the House. Watch this video tribute and join us in thanking Alan Grayson for his fearless work. Share your stories of how Grayson inspired and affected you. We have already seen the notes of appreciation start to […]

HuffPost TV: Arianna: Debt Commission Won’t Help Obama Without Jobs Commission

Arianna appeared on CNN’s “Parker Spitzer” Thursday night to discuss the leaked draft proposal authored by the Obama deficit commission’s co-chairs and the possibility that the president could benefit politically from the commission’s recommendations. “That would have been possible if there was also a jobs commission at the same time,” Arianna said. “The short term, […]

Jim Parry: Banana Republic — A Rhyming Rant

As the rich get more wealth And the rest just get whacked And good middle class jobs Simply aren’t coming back, Oh America’s bound On a grim downward track To become a banana republic. Want some numbers? Some proof? Well, the top one percent Take a quarter of all Total income — it’s meant That […]

Robert A. Levine: It’s still L’economie globale, stupide!

The current inevitable post-election punditry has, perhaps also inevitably, gotten it mostly wrong. The Democratic defeat is attributed to President Barack Obama’s elitist intellectual style, his tactical error in focusing on health care, his ultra-liberalism, his failure to fight for liberal goals, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s harshness, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s mildness (which kept […]