Shows featuring Ryan Grim

  • Romney’s Death Squad Ties: Bain Launched with Millions from Oligarchs Behind Salvadoran Atrocities Romney-death_squads
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing new scrutiny over revelations he founded the private equity firm Bain Capital with investments from Central American elites linked to death squads in El Salvador. After initially struggling to find investors, Romney traveled to Miami in 1983 to win pledges of $9 million,...
    August 10, 2012 | Story
  • Incoming GOP House Chairs Plan to Investigate Climate Scientists, Probe Muslim "Radicalization," Repeal Healthcare Reform Gop
    When the 112th Congress is sworn in on Wednesday, Republicans will hold a newfound edge in the House after four years in the minority. That means a field of Republican Congress members poised to helm the 23 House committees and their more than 100 subcommittees. Republicans have already promised a sweeping agenda, including investigating...
    January 03, 2011 | Story
  • After Midterm Gains, How Will GOP Run the House? Boehner-thmbsup

    The GOP takeover of the US House of Representatives means a new lineup of committee chairs, who have significant influence over the laws that get passed. The new chairs are expected to have a crucial impact on legislation relating to the budget and spending, defense, foreign policy, healthcare, energy and immigration reform....

    November 04, 2010 | Story
  • Congress OKs Final Changes to Healthcare Overhaul Obama-signature1
    Congress has approved a package of final changes to the landmark healthcare overhaul. The House of Representatives put the finishing touches on the bill Thursday night after the Senate approved the package on a 56-43 vote. The reconciliation package does not include a public insurance option, though backers of the plan said they...
    March 26, 2010 | Story
  • Dem Leadership in Final Push on Healthcare Reform, House Considers Passing Bill Without Direct Vote Healthreformweb
    The Democrat-led push for healthcare reform is in its final stages as lawmakers prepare for a congressional vote as early as this weekend. On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is considering using a tactic that would avoid a direct House vote on the less popular Senate version of the healthcare bill. We speak with Ryan...
    March 16, 2010 | Story
  • Chris Dodd Announces Retirement, Possible Successor Tim Johnson’s Credit Card Stance Worries Consumer Groups Dodd-133
    Two veteran Democratic senators, Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, announced this week they would not seek re-election in November. While many consumer groups criticized Dodd’s close ties to the banking and real estate industry, they are even more concerned about Tim Johnson, his likely successor...
    January 07, 2010 | Story
  • By 60-39 Vote, Senate Agrees to Open Debate on Healthcare Bill Health-graphic-web
    Healthcare reform cleared its first hurdle in the Senate this weekend. In a party line vote of 60-39, the Senate voted Saturday evening to open debate on the bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. All fifty-eight Democrats and both Independents voted in favor of the motion, while thirty-nine out of forty Republicans...
    November 23, 2009 | Story
  • Public Option Faces New Test with Pelosi House Proposal, While Uncertainty Grows over Prospects in Senate Pelosi-web
    The healthcare debate on Capitol Hill is expected to intensify today with the unveiling of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s healthcare bill. The measure reportedly includes a government insurance option and an expansion of Medicaid but drops a proposal to include a public option that would establish reimbursement rates to providers...
    October 29, 2009 | Story
  • Congress Considers Revoking Health Insurance Industry’s Exemption from Antitrust Laws Congress-web
    Democrats say the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945 has granted the insurance industry a captive market with no curbs on price fixing and other anti-competitive practices. Last week the Justice Department’s top antitrust regulator, Christine Varney, voiced support for a repeal. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker...
    October 20, 2009 | Story