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Romney adviser on list of lobbyists who fought efforts to lower gas prices

10/26/12 02:30PM

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s economic policy director played a role in Wall Street’s efforts to block new regulations intended to lower gas prices, according to federal forms. The website Think Progress reported earlier this month that Pierce Scranton, the Romney campaign's economic policy director, worked as a top lobbyist for JPMorgan Chase through August of this year, fighting a wide array of provisions in the Dodd-Frank law aimed at reforming Wall Street. read more

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As foreign policy debate nears, Sensata worker calls Romney's 'hypocrisy' on China 'mind-boggling'

10/22/12 08:31AM

An employee at an Illinois manufacturing plant whose job is being transferred to China by a Bain Capital-owned auto parts company called Saturday on Mitt Romney, Bain Capital's founder and former CEO, to intervene to save his job, and said the "hypocrisy" of Romney's promise to safeguard American jobs and crack down on unfair trade practices by China was "mind-boggling." read more

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Silence on climate change at the debates

10/20/12 02:34PM

Four years ago, when Barack Obama and John McCain met for a town hall debate, they met as two men who each accepted the scientific consensus that fossil fuels were warming our planet. They met as two candidates with competing plans to deal with this challenge, though their plans differed on the details. And over the course of the evening, they were even asked a direct question about the issue.
 Questioner: I want to know what you would do within the first two years to make sure that Congress moves fast as far as environmental issues, like climate change and green jobs? read more

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CEO to employees: 'Help yourself' by donating to Romney

10/20/12 09:48AM

The CEO of a Florida-based software firm has repeatedly solicited his more than 1,300 employees not only to support Mitt Romney, but to donate up to the maximum $2,500 to Romney's presidential campaign, suggesting that their jobs may be at stake if Romney doesn't win, according to emails obtained exclusively by Up w/ Chris Hayes. read more

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Exclusive: CEO suggests his employees may lose their jobs if Obama wins

10/14/12 09:06AM

Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel came under fire this week for sending an email to his employees demanding that they vote for Mitt Romney and threatening to downsize the company if they don't. But Siegel's email isn't an outlier. It fits a pattern of imperious CEOs attempting to marshal the support of their employees in pursuit of their own political interests. read more

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Koch Brothers use company to round up votes for Romney

10/14/12 09:05AM

Koch Industries, the multibillion-dollar company owned by conservative brothers Charles and David Koch, sent a mailing to its 50,000 employees earlier this month offering guidance on how to vote in this year's presidential election. It also listed the Kochs' favorite candidate for president: Mitt Romney. The documents were obtained by In These Times magazine and provided to Up w/ Chris before publishing their report. The packet sent to employees includes a letter, dated October 1, from Koch Industries president and Chief Operating Officer David Robertson. Robertson writes:
 
 Dear co-worker, read more

The Koch Brothers use their company to round up votes for Romney

10/14/12 09:05AM

Koch Industries, the multi-billion-dollar company owned by conservative brothers Charles and David Koch, sent a mailing to its 50,000 employees earlier this month offering guidance on how to vote in this year's presidential election. The documents were obtained by In These Times magazine and provided to Up w/ Chris before publishing their report.The packet sent to employees includes a letter, dated October 1st, from Koch Industries president and Chief Operating Officer David Robertson. read more

The European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this week. Reaction to the award was widely laced in mockery, but Up host Chris Hayes’ Story of the Week steps back to highlight the “beauty of process.”

The beauty of process

10/13/12 04:16PM

ABC's Martha Raddatz did, I thought, on the whole, a pretty good job moderating Thursday night's vice presidential debate, particularly when asking questions on her area of expertise, foreign policy. But her final question of the night, about the negativity and sordidness of electoral politics, really bothered me. Here's what she asked:
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Hayes: The beauty of process

10/13/12 08:50AM

ABC's Martha Raddatz did, I thought, on the whole, a pretty good job moderating Thursday night's vice presidential debate, particularly when asking questions on her area of expertise, foreign policy. But her final question of the night, about the negativity and sordidness of electoral politics, really bothered me.Here's what she asked: I recently spoke to a highly decorated soldier who said that this presidential campaign has left him dismayed. read more

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Chris Hayes fact checks Romney debate claim about green energy

10/07/12 11:13AM

During Wednesday's presidential debate, Mitt Romney said that the Obama administration has invested $90 billion into green jobs, and that half of the companies receiving that money have subsequently gone out of business. On Sunday's Up with Chris Hayes, host Chris Hayes graded both those claims false. read more

Who's 'kissing' Wall Street?

Who's 'kissing' Wall Street?

10/06/12 01:04PM

During Wednesday night's presidential debate, Mitt Romney sought to cast himself as a crusader for financial reform, championing tough new Wall Street regulations and sparring with President Obama over delays in the implementation of several key provisions at the heart of the Dodd-Frank Act.Romney also sought to paint the president as an ally of Wall Street banks, charging that Dodd-Frank enshrined the status of the "Too Big To Fail" financial institutions, thus guaranteeing future taxpayer bailouts. read more

VIDEO: Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz responds to jobs numbers conspiracy, calls allegations 'literally absurd'

10/06/12 11:19AM

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton, responded Saturday to baseless allegations that the Obama administration may have manipulated the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly jobs report to make it look better than it actually was, calling those allegations "literally absurd."In an interview on Up w/ Chris Hayes Saturday, Stiglitz said the accusations leveled by Republicans and their supporters on Wall Street -- including Rep. read more

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Cooked-books conspiracy is 'literally absurd'

10/06/12 11:19AM

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton, responded Saturday to baseless allegations that the Obama administration may have manipulated the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly jobs report to make it look better than it actually was, calling those allegations "literally absurd." read more

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The return of fuzzy math

10/06/12 08:50AM

The contemporary Republican party faces a fundamental political problem and it is this: the policy position to which the party is most committed is very unpopular. Over the last decade the single most urgent, durable domestic priority of the Republican Party is reducing taxes on wealthy Americans. If there is one thing you can bank on when the Republicans are in power, it's that. read more

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