Tom Harkin

U.S. Investors, Take Note: The Robin Hood Tax May Be Coming

It's a simple idea: Levy a tax on stock, bond, and derivatives trades so small that it only impacts speculators and the biggest high-speed traders, and use the proceeds to fight poverty and climate change. In Europe, it's gaining momentum, and the U.S. could be next.

Senate Dems Split on Cutting Benefits to Get Fiscal Cliff Deal

Deep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether cuts to Medicare and Medicaid should be part of a plan to slow the growth of the federal debt pose a big obstacle to a deal for avoiding a potentially economy-crushing "fiscal cliff," even if Republicans agree to raise taxes.

GOP's Anti-Union Measure Fails in the Senate

The Senate rejected a Republican attempt Tuesday to overturn new regulations designed to give unions quicker representation elections in their effort to organize more workplaces.

Reform Is Coming to For-Profit Education Industry

The for-profit education industry has grown rapidly for the past decade on the backs of the most vulnerable members of society. But now, with the Department of Education on track to clamp down on abuses, and the Senate planning hearings, it looks like the party may be ending.