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Wall Street Is Even More Craven Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Democrats used to see Jamie Dimon as one of the good guys on Wall Street. Once hailed as a “progressive” by The New Republic, the J...

Reflections On The Obama Presidency: The Gap Between Promise And Performance

David Coates | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
David Coates

My own first sense is that -- from all that we have seen over the last eight years, and particularly now that we know what is to follow -- we are going to miss this president, and miss him badly.

Elizabeth Warren Has Had It With Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), amplifying her her recent attacks on Donald Trump, admonished the presumptive GOP presidential nominee ...

Here's Why Hillary Clinton's Federal Reserve Plan Is A Big Deal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton endorsed a banking reform idea that is more progressive than anything she backed during her long primary battle with Bern...

The Feds Are Finally Cracking Down On Wall Street Bonuses

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business

“I’ll be gone, you’ll be gone,” are six words dangerous words on Wall Street. They get at one key reason why so many people took so many risks...

No, Obama Didn't Kill Too Big To Fail

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

President Barack Obama came into office promising to curb some of the Wall Street excesses that led to the recession and trillions of dollars in taxpa...

To Bernie Sanders Supporters From Someone Bernie's Age

Linda Bergthold | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Perhaps younger people don't realize the damage that a conservative state legislature can do to all of the proposals Sanders so strongly supports. You name the issue -- voting rights, reproductive rights, a fair and equitable wage, the right to organize -- all those issues are being systematically threatened at the state level.

There Is A New Plan To Stop Wall Street Raiders From Preying On Main Street Companies

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new Senate bill tries to make it just a little bit harder for activist hedge funds to exploit healthy companies rather than invest in ...

GOP Congressman Says Elizabeth Warren Needs To Be 'Neutered'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

A Republican congressman on the House Committee on Financial Services thinks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), one of the most vocal advocates for Wall...

This Cable News Panel Just Dismissed Bernie Sanders' Wall Street Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.20.2016 | Politics

A panel of reporters led by MSNBC's Chris Matthews agreed Saturday that Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan to use a tax on financial transactions to pay for tu...

Here's Why Obama's New Wall Street Rule Is A Great Idea

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

Most retirement advisers aren't required to give advice or pick investments in the best interest of their clients. This simple fact surprises most peo...

Hillary Clinton Is Done Pretending Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Exist

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton used to avoid uttering the name of her main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt)...

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."

Sanders' Plan To Reform The Fed Exposes A Democratic Rift On Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

The Federal Reserve is becoming the focal point of a longstanding divide between more business-friendly Democrats and the party’s populist branch ov...

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...

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 year-end...

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 in au...

Payday Lenders Hoping for a Grand Old Party in 2016

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Payday lenders spent more than $15 million during the last election to lobby and elect Members of Congress. If the CFPB comes down hard on the industry with tough new rules as is expected, you can bet they will spend even more during this election.

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...

How the Elizabeth Warren Wing Shifted Tuesday's Democratic Debate (Video)

Adam Green | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Adam Green

As Democrats get ready for a presidential debate in Las Vegas, it's clear that the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics has fundamentally shifted the ground on which candidates will stand Tuesday night.

In Search of Elizabeth Warren

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Warren has star power. She is a natural at the podium, and revels in it. At least she did at Suffolk, where the cognoscenti came out to roar their affirmation every time she threw them some red meat, which she did often.

Must-Read Investigative Report Highlights Wall Street's Latest Lobbying to Avoid Key Financial Reforms

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 08.27.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Reuters' Charles Levinson has written a must-read investigative report on Wall Street's latest scheme to avoid critically important financial reforms: change a few words in their derivatives contracts and pretend that they are not guaranteeing their overseas affiliates.

Republicans Gut Wall Street Reforms In Must-Pass Spending Bill

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to pass a $20.6 billion spending bill that would decimate President Barack Obama's si...

As Wall Street Reform Turns 5, Fight Continues to Protect CFPB

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the fourth birthday of its signature CFPB. CFPB is the little agency Wall Street banks, credit bureaus, debt collectors and payday lenders love to hate because it works for consumers, not them.

Monetary Reform and Some July 4th Thoughts

Stephen Zarlenga | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
Stephen Zarlenga

The continuing crisis for many millions of our people gives an important opportunity to reform our monetary system and eliminate the privilege banks have to create what we use for money, when they extend loans; to eliminate their power to cause financial crises and obscenely concentrate wealth into undeserving hands.