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David Dayen: The Untold Stories Of The Mortgage Crisis

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud.

Trump's Economic Plan Would Protect His Wall Street Adviser's Ugly Activity

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Back on July 18, Donald Trump’s campaign announced that it was backing a major Wall Street overhaul. Reinstating the Glass-Steagall A...

The Congressional Blacklist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.

Donald Trump Wants To Break Up The Big Banks

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The GOP threw a grenade into Democratic Party politics on Monday, calling to break up the nation’s big banks. The party platform app...

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

NY Daily News Claims FDR Unfit to Be President: "No Concrete Plans, Only Platitudes"

Les Leopold | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

The following is an imagined 1932 New York Daily News editorial board interview with Franklin Roosevelt during his presidential campaign. The Roosevelt statements are taken primarily from his 1933 inaugural address> and his 1936 campaign speech at Madison Square Garden.

WATCH: What We're Missing With Bill Clinton's "Awful Legacy Of The Last 8 Years" Comments

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Watch as we break down former President Bill Clinton's eight awful years comments....

Hillary's Wall Street Speeches: The Bootleg Tapes

Les Leopold | Posted 03.12.2017 | Politics
Les Leopold

The real story will be revealed only if she releases the transcripts from the three speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs for which she was paid $675,000. Her unwillingness to do so strongly suggests she has something to hide. What did she really say? Here's a reconstruction.

Financial Reform Is Working

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.08.2017 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.

Dear Bernie: I Like You, But These Red Flags Are Too Frequent To Ignore

Larry Womack | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Larry Womack

Senator Sanders, I like you. I admire you. Most of the time, I wish that we had 99 more senators just like you. And I would, wouldn't I? I'm the kind of voter that you should have a lock on. But Senator, we have a problem, and it's a big one.

Hillary Clinton Turns Stand-Up Comic: "I'm a Progressive Who Gets Things Done."

Jeff Cohen | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

In her speech claiming victory after the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton proclaimed herself "a progressive who gets things done." I had to laugh. And it wasn't just because former President Bill Clinton -- the centrist Triangulator-in-Chief -- was standing behind her, beaming and clapping.

Hillary Blames Bernie for an Old Clintonite Hustle, and That's a Rotten Shame

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Hillary knows that the disastrous legislation, the Commodity Futures Modernization Act (CFMA), had nothing to do with Sanders and everything to do with then-President Bill Clinton, who devoted his presidency to sucking up to Wall Street. Clinton signed this bill into law as a lame-duck president, ensuring his wife would have massive Wall Street contributions for her Senate run.

Bernie Sanders and 'The Big Short' Demand Real Change. Are We Ready?

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Larry Cohen

As we celebrate the New Year, let's commit to real change. Bernie Sanders has challenged us to join him in a political revolution that goes far beyond the presidency. If not now, when?

On Wall Street Reform, Bernie Sanders Is the Democrat and Clinton is the Republican

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

In 2016, only Bernie Sanders wants to address the structural issues leading to the financial crisis, while POLITICO once referred to Hillary Clinton as "Wall Street Republicans' dark secret."

Obama's 2 Mistakes That Lost the Country

David Morris | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, "If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?" Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder to sell his economic policies.

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

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) commended Hillary Clinton on Monday for proposing stronger regulations on Wall Street banks. Clinton no...

5 Reasons Why Glass-Steagall Matters

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The traditional practice of opening savings accounts, reviewing loans, and providing other customer services has largely been supplanted by high-risk gambling and the aggressive hustling of dubious investments to unwary clients.

The Lessons of Repealing Glass Steagall

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Protecting the American people from another devastating financial crash and the economic wreckage it causes begins with reflecting honestly about the past and trying to learn the right lessons.

Glass-Steagall's Political Firewall

Adam Levitin | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Adam Levitin

Until the political importance of Glass-Steagall is recognized, financial reform is doomed. Captured regulators will implement milquetoast versions of reform laws, and Congress will entertain amendments to slowly repeal the reforms.

Friday Talking Points -- Debate Talking Point Rundown

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Because of the importance of the first debate of the season for Democrats, we're devoting the entire column today to scrutinizing the various talking points (good and bad) delivered by the candidates.

Elizabeth Warren Won The First Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. Pundits say Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic presidential debate. Online polls and focus groups say Bernie Sanders did. The...

Snooze Alert

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Tamara Jacobs

The Democratic National "Debate" -- I just finished watching it or should I say enduring. It wasn't educating. It wasn't elevating and it wasn't, dare I say, entertaining.

Go Ahead, Back Hillary Clinton and Forget All About Her Record

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Go ahead and support Hillary Clinton, those of you for whom having the first female president is the top priority. Just admit that you will be voting for someone who has not only been profoundly wrong on the two most pressing issues of our time--economic injustice and the ravages of unbridled militarism--but seems hopelessly incapable of learning from her dangerous errors in judgment.

Bernie Sanders Has One Pro-Wall Street Vote

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

Bernie Sanders' campaign message is built around a central theme -- wresting economic power away from Wall Street and returning it to working people. ...

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.