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Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's a real-life disaster movie, one that's left neighborhoods in ruins all across the country, killed thousands of people, and ruined millions of lives. You might call it a "Banknado."

Ryan Grim

Warren Video Of Exchange With Bank Regulators Surges Past 1 Million Views | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A clip of Massachusetts freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren posing a simple question to bank regulators this past week has been viewed more t...

Wall St. CEOs To Congress: 'The Consequences Of Inaction ... Would Be Grave'

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Top financial industry executives urged the Obama administration and...

Wall Street Lobbying Reaches Astonishing Milestone

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

On Capitol Hill, it pays to pay. Wall Street certainly pays, and a new report unveils just how much, as well as what it gets in return. Since 2006,...

A Wall Street Gambling Tax: The Remedy to Inequality

Dean Baker | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

As the presidential election builds up steam, the Washington elites in both parties are actively scheming to find ways to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits for retired workers. The media have widely reported on efforts to slip through a version of the deficit reduction plan developed by Morgan Stanley director Erskine Bowles and former Senator Alan Simpson. The Washington insiders hope to spring this one on us after the election, when the public will have no say. That is the sort of anti-democratic behavior we expect from elites who naturally want to protect their own interests. For the 99 percent there are much better ways of dealing with whatever deficit problems may arise down the road.

Pelosi Wall Street Probe In The Works

San Francisco Gate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying that the American people are demanding "discipline and accountability" after the multibillion-dollar fed...