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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a political powerhouse that tops spending on lobbying in Washington year after year. In the past two elections, the pro-business group doled out $69.5 million to send candidates to Congress. The checks, however, have not always translated into legislative success.
The chamber has urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, arguing an improved immigration system is "essential
Obama is currently being pressed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and corporate interests to advance a free trade agreement with Colombia that he campaigned against when he ran for president.
Through his recent retreat, President Obama has insured that the 2012 election will come with high unemployment, stagnant wages and benefits, and little sense of what might change.
The president didn't challenge the Chamber, or the American business community, enough in his speech. But it was good to see him make a strong case for the role of regulation, and for the importance of the social contract.
President Obama is speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 AM ET. Obama and the Chamber sparred in the lead-up
President Barack Obama's apparent hopes to the contrary, the head of the nation's flagship business lobby has made it clear