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More Hot Air on Climate Change

Bill McKibben never let facts get in the way of a compelling narrative that serves his narrow political interests but has only a passing relationship to the truth. In a rambling op-ed in The Washington Post today, McKibben accuses the Chamber of denying the science of climate change and "opposing

President Obama Provides Preview of Chamber Speech

In yesterday’s Weekly Radio Address, President Obama provided a preview of his speech here at the Chamber on Monday. The address, entitled, "If Business and Government Fulfill Their Responsibilities, America Will Win the Future," focuses on innovation, education and infrastructure--three issues ne

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The Latest Misinformation Campaign: The 9/11 Responders Bill

by Tita FreemanOne of the complaints about the online world is that half-truths can be hatched and spread worldwide in an instant, often posted by someone with a particular agenda - and with no regard to the facts - and then spread, repeated a thousand fold by a complicit or unwitting mob.  We have

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Chamber a Strong & Effective Advocate for Business at the Supreme Court

by Tita FreemanHope you caught this piece featured prominently in Sunday's New York Times about the National Chamber Litigation Center (NCLC), and its staunch advocacy for business before the US Supreme Court. The Chamber's NCLC has long been the voice of business in the courts on issues of national

An Advocate, Not A 'Tormentor'

A friend of mine likes to tell the story of his young grandson who proudly proclaimed that he had just learned the Lord’s Prayer. With that, the little boy folded his hands, bowed his head and began, "Our Father, who aren’t* in heaven..." As my friend observed, at that moment the boy was very close

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From the Mailbag

As you can imagine, we certainly are getting some interesting mail these days in light of the recent dust-up. And, as Tom Collamore noted below, thanks to Glenn Beck, we’re getting our share of contributions, too.   But here’s a sampling of our email just from this week, from new members who are j

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This Way to Jobs

by Tita FreemanIn a speech today at the Rotary Club in Des Moines, Iowa, Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue called on lawmakers to address the recent surge in government regulations, "The regulatory impact on the business community is pervasive, insidious, and needs to be exposed. American busin

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Lies & Damned Lies

Regarding the latest whopper about the Chamber that is making the rounds - started by John Podesta's Center for American Progress and carelessly repeated by others -  these accusations are completely erroneous. Make no mistake, this is a partisan effort to attack and silence the voice of business a

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Politics and Politics

MoveOn continues their efforts to explore the depths of intellectual dishonesty with a new campaign ad calling the U. S. Chamber: "A group recently accused of tax fraud for diverting money meant for charity towards their partisan agenda." Accused of tax fraud?  Sounds serious. Was this by the Justi

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The Big Goal - Job Growth

The title is from this Wall Street Journal article on Ivan Seidenberg's speech yesterday at Washington's Economic Club.  Seidenberg,  chief executive of Verizon Communications and current head of the Business Roundtable said that the Administration needs to: "focus on the big goal," meaning job gr