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Zach Carter

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...

Colombia Fears U.S. May Reject Peace Plan To Protect Pharma Profits

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Colombian Embassy is concerned that lowering the price of a major cancer drug may jeopardize American funding for peace talks in the...

Donald Trump Isn't Killing Democracy. Inequality Is.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

In the 1990s, a Democratic president named Bill Clinton teamed up with a Republican Congress to rewrite the rules of the global economic order. Ronald...

Here's The Legal Problem That Could Crash Uber

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ride-sharing titan Uber -- which is valued at about $68 billion -- makes a lot of its money by skirting labor laws. And one of its top l...

Citibank And HSBC Worked With Firm At Center Of International Bribery Scandal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

No business can operate without bankers -- not even the bribery business. British financial giant HSBC and American bailout kingpin Citibank processed...

DNC Chair Joins GOP Attack On Elizabeth Warren's Agency

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Payday lenders have been gunning for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since the day President Barack Obama tapped Elizabeth Warr...

Bernie Sanders' Most Radical Idea Is One He Almost Never Mentions

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The crowds always love the line. If they haven't heard it at a Feel The Bern rally before, they've seen it on TV. It's scripted and pred...

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: Obama Asks Congress If It's Okay That He Started Fighting ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

So, that happened: This week, America's ongoing battle with the Islamic State reached a new stage, specifically that stage where the president finally...

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: Against All Logic, A 2012 Loser Is Reborn

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics

This week, the 2016 presidential race was roiled by the announcement that former GOP nominee and 2012 loser Mitt Romney was, against all logic, getting his band back together to mount yet another run for the White House. This has baffled everyone.

Middle Class Tax Cut: Where Were Democrats When It Was First Proposed?

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Elections are not "locked" as early as politicians and pollsters would have you believe. Moods change, and a constant drum beat for relief of Main Street via fractional taxes of Wall Street could have permeated the electorate's consciousness.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Cuba Plan Turned Some Folks Into Wind-Up-Toys Of Outrage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

This week, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would make an effort to normalize relations with Cuba, ending a decades-long policy of distance that had been surprisingly effective in doing nothing in particular.

Zach Carter

Barney Frank 'Appalled' By Obama Administration: 'They Just Lied To People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a major political mistake by lying about the details of his health care plan, according to former House Fina...

Ibrahim Balkhy

How The U.S. Team Escaped The 'Group Of Death,' We Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What does it sound like when HuffPost Raconteur Jason Linkins and HuffPost Senior Political Economy Raconteur Zach Carter take a break f...

Sherrod Brown: Obama 'Wrong' On TBTF

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Senator Sherrod Brown joined HuffPost Live Thursday and said that President Obama and the Treasury Department are wrong to believe that Dodd-Frank has...

Obama: GOP Held Together By Love Of Rich People

Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

President Obama promoted his sequestration plan Thursday and, in the process, told Al Sharpton that he believes the one thing holding the GOP together...

WATCH: Bill Clinton Jokes About Hillary's Future

Posted 03.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Bill Clinton joked about Hillary Clinton's health -- and future romances -- Tuesday at the Clinton Foundation's Health Matters conference in Palm Spri...

Grover Norquist Makes Bold Comparison

Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist tangled over taxes with Huffington Post reporters Ryan Grim and Zach Carter on HuffPost Live Thursday. Norquist dismissed those wh...

Green Alert: Banks Use Bush Terror Team, Threat Tactics to Push Debit Card Fees

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Big banks and credit card companies have made a PR misstep in the fight over debit card charges. They're trying to use the Bush administration's anti-terror team to convince Americans that debit card fees are needed for our nation's security.

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Home

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Homeby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Earlier this month, Bank of America (BOA), the country's larges...

Weekly Audit: Will Obama Save Homeowners From Wall Street's Latest Fraud Scheme?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger A massive foreclosure fraud scandal is rocking the U.S. mortgage market. Wall Street banks and their lawyer...

Weekly Audit: Are Handouts For Billionaires More Important Than Feeding Children?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The crazy conservative assault on government spending has become one of the most irrational economic policy d...

Weekly Audit: Silencing Conservative Deficit Hawks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The same conservatives who spent the past year senselessly screaming about the U.S. budget deficit are now demanding an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

Weekly Audit: Why Elizabeth Warren Should Head New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger With the Wall Street reform bill finally cleared through Congress, activists and intellectuals are pushin...

Weekly Audit: Brown-Nosing Wall Street Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger More than two years after the collapse of Bear Stearns, the House and Senate finally ironed out their differ...

Weekly Audit: Just Who is Obama fighting for?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger Progressives have waited a year for President Barack Obama to roll up his sleeves and fight for serious finan...