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Heather Booth

Dancing in the Dark

Mike Lux | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The endless money of our opposition, the Supreme Court battering us at every turn, the nasty extremism of the right wing, and the immense size of the problems we face are all daunting, but we stand on the shoulders of those who faced much worst. We shouldn't forget that.

Fasting for Families: When We Act, We Can Change the World

Heather Booth | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Heather Booth

By day five I began to have a few more symptoms from lack of food. Eyes began to twitch and my legs began to cramp. I found my heart would race if I went upstairs. And then my heart would race at various moments. But I knew even more deeply in my heart that this was such an important struggle.

Announcing The Good Fight -- Picking up Where the Al Franken Show Left Off

Ben Wikler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Ben Wikler

That's when I found the progressive movement: the informal network of people and organizations working across race, class, sexuality, and origin to hold America to its best values, to the vision that all of us are created equal, and with inalienable rights

Women on the Verge

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Why is it that so many of the heroic leaders who have pushed the Obama administration to be more steadfastly progressive on financial issues just happen to be female?

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y !!!

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

Nearly two years after the reckless behavior of the Big Banks took our economy to the edge of the abyss and cost 8 million Americans their jobs, Congr...

When the public is watching, the Senate is forced to side with Main Street over Wall Street

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

Yesterday, after blocking three votes, Republicans relented, and allowed public debate and amendments to proceed to the full Senate on Wall Street ref...

Showdown on Wall Street and K Street

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Organizers believe that the recent victory on health care reform will help propel a similar movement to take on banking giants.

Bankers Swarm Capitol Hill Because They Love You

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

With the bankers all over Capitol Hill advocating for these reforms, it is entirely unnecessary that anyone else do so. There is no need to find out more about the bill, or to contact your congressman.

Shahien Nasiripour

Dodd To Push For Independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. Please see below. The financial regulatory reform bill that emerges from a key Senate committee will likely call for an a...

Is the Senate Afraid of Ghosts?

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

How can these bankers justify awarding themselves bonuses that rival the budgets of some small countries? It's shocking, and more than a slap in the face to those millions of unemployed Americans.

Shahien Nasiripour

Ed Yingling: Banking Industry's Top Defender Got It Wrong Over and Over Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the American Bankers Association gathers for its annual convention in Chicago amid hundreds of protesters, and sets off to kill or at least defang ...

Barney Frank Says He Will Reconsider Derivatives Rules, Acknowledges 'There May Be A Problem'

boston.com | Michael Kranish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank, under fire from some fellow Democrats and consumer groups for carving out what...