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Is Ted Cruz an Anti-Semite as Well as a Hypocrite?

Les Leopold | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

The New York area has 13.8 percent of all the Jews in the world, and accounts for 31 percent of all the Jews in the U.S. So when speaking of New York values that "everyone understand" the odds are high that "everyone understands" that New York is very Jewish.

Bernie Sanders's Plan to Tame Wall Street Riles Clinton Camp

Mary Bottari | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Rather than relying on regulators to do a better job of policing the massive financial services sector, Sanders downsizes and leashes the largest players on Wall Street and overhauls the Federal Reserve in an effort to put America's central bank to work for working families.

Bernie Sanders References Gordon Gekko: 'Greed Is Not Good'

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday sharply criticized Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton during a fiery Manhattan spee...

A Stronger State of the Union Begins With Reining in Wall Street

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

As President Obama prepares to deliver his final State of the Union address on January 12, it's difficult to remember how incredibly bad the economy was when he took office seven years ago and how important financial reform is to getting the economy working again for all Americans.

Commonly Encountered Federal Business Fraud Statutes

Brad Reid | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Violating a federal fraud statute easily becomes a personal and business disaster. This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational overview o...

Wall Street Got Burned In Washington This Year, For Once

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. It was a tough year to be a bank lobbyist in the nation's capital. Wall Street's biggest banks worked both houses of Congress, the ...

Elizabeth Warren Praises Aspects Of Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Reform Plan

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

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Hillary Clinton Targets Big Banks In NYT Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

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The Need for Transparency and Consistency in the Designation Process Of Global Insurers

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The average American couldn't pick the Financial Stability Board (FSB) out of a lineup. But every fall this shadowy group of international regulators ...

Obama Won't Tolerate Wall Street Gifts, Treasury Secretary Says

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday warned Congress against attempting to slip financial deregulation efforts into must-pass ye...

Kochs Brothers' 'Freedom Partners' Investments Exposed

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The Koch network's secret bank, "Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce," spent big during the 2014 midterm elections, including bankrolling efforts to roll back Wall Street reform. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has been digging into some of the Freedom Partner funding streams.

Big Oil and the SEC Delay Transparency Law for 4 Years

James North | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
James North

All over the world, politically active citizens and grass roots organizations are surely disappointed that the U.S. oil industry has for more than 4 years successfully delayed a vital new American law that should already be requiring oil and mining companies to stop concealing their payments to foreign politicians and governments.

Why 65 Dems Are Trying To Strip Financial Safeguards For People Of Color

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats are scrambling to prevent their colleagues from supporting a bill that would pave the way for racial discriminati...

Dozens Of Democrats Are About To Side With Racist Car Dealers

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of House Democrats are expected to vote this week in favor of legislation that would open the door to racial discrimination...

Republicans Swore A Coded Oath To Wall Street During The Debate

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

On Tuesday night, one Republican presidential hopeful after another lined up to offer coded oaths of fealty to Wall Street donors, pledging to empowe...

House Republicans Are Trying To Slip Bank Deregulation Into The Highway Bill

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are angling to slip two pieces of bank deregulation into a major highway funding bill that is expected to pass with b...

Elizabeth Warren Warns Democrats Against Wall Street Defections

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday warned House Democrats to oppose a series of GOP-backed bills designed to roll back the 2010 ...

The Banking Industry's Transparent Attempt To Weaken The CFPB

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Votes over the CFPB present the same choice today that they always have -- a choice between big banks and predatory lenders on one side and families on the other. It's time to say no to the big banks and no to their lobbyists, their lawyers and their Republican friends in Congress.

Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Reform Plan Is A Rebuke To The Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton on Thursday detailed her plans to crack down on risky Wall Street behavior, delivering a sharp rebuke to the Obama admi...

House Democrats Joining GOP Attack On Elizabeth Warren's Agency

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

  UPDATE: After pressure from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former House Financial Services Committee Chair...

5 Reasons Why We Are Waiting Longer to Buy Our First Home

MoneyTips | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
MoneyTips

The housing market has been slow to recover from the Great Recession, and one of the main reasons why is the lack of first-time homebuyers. Millennials are more likely to rent for a longer time before purchasing a home or conclude that home ownership just is not worth the expense.

Why Social Security's Complexity is a Strength, Not a Weakness.

Paul Solman | Posted 08.29.2015 | Politics
Paul Solman

Dodd-Frank. ObamaCare. And most recently, Social Security, on the occasion of its 80th birthday this month. All have been blasted of late, if not since inception. And in each case, the charge is the same: Complexity.

How SEC Chair Mary Jo White Gave Congolese Warlords Some Unexpected Help

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Warlords in the Democratic Republic of Congo got some help from two conservative judges on Tuesday, when a federal appeals court for th...

Disciplining Corporate Directors: The Real Culprits in CEO Pay

Dean Baker | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

More than five years after the passage of Dodd-Frank the SEC finally issued rules on disclosure of CEO pay last week. This is useful information for trends in inequality. Corporate lobbyists have spent the last five years complaining that this disclosure would impose an enormous burden.

Obama Administration Rails Against GOP Bill To Deregulate Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Wednesday came out swinging against a bill that would hold funding for bank regulators hostage by tying it ...