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Zach Carter
Zach Carter is The Huffington Post's Senior Political Economy Reporter, working out of Washington D.C. His story, "Swiped: Banks, Merchants and Why Washington Doesn't Work for You," written with Ryan Grim, was included in the Columbia Journalism Review's compilation Best Business Writing 2012. He previously worked as AlterNet's Economics Editor, blogged about economic policy at Campaign For America's Future and served on the steering committee at Americans for Financial Reform. Before any of that, he worked as a banking reporter for SNL Financial News. Email him at zach dot carter at huffingtonpost dot com.

Entries by Zach Carter

「 ヒラリーを支持せよ、でなければ民主党は破滅だ」批判続けたサンダースも呼びかけ

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 3:28 AM


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Bernie Sanders To Supporters: It’s Hillary Or Bust

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 10:47 PM

PHILADELPHIA ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) walked into the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night with a tough assignment he never wanted: bringing his passionate but frustrated...

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The Clinton Campaign Wanted A Unity Fest. Some Sanders Supporters Had Other Ideas.

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 5:26 PM

PHILADELPHIA ― The first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was supposed to be a show of unity ― a moment when Hillary...

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Hillary Clinton Does Not Understand Her Own Supporters

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 3:36 PM

WASHINGTON ― Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential choice was her first true opportunity to alert the various constituencies that make up the Democratic Party of her governing agenda.

By choosing Tim Kaine, a senator from Virginia with an “Ah guys let’s be careful I...

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Tim Kaine Calls To Deregulate Banks As He Campaigns To Be Clinton's VP

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 2:54 PM

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is on Hillary Clinton’s short list of potential vice presidential nominees. He’s also actively pushing bank deregulation this week as he campaigns for the job.

Kaine signed two letters on Monday urging federal regulators to go...

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Donald Trump Wants To Break Up Big Banks

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 3:41 PM

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

The party platform approved at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland offers official support for reinstating the...

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Top Banking Committee Democrat Reprimands Loretta Lynch For Going Easy On Wall Street

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 4:03 PM

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) sent a sharply worded letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday, calling on the government’s top lawyer to rescind a drug money laundering settlement with HSBC and bring criminal charges against the British financial titan’s employees.


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Here's Why Establishment Democrats Just Repeatedly Broadcast That Party Unity Is 'Falling Apart'

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 4:51 PM

The first email showed up around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday promising readers a “FREE anti-Trump sticker” to celebrate Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Three hours later, the same account at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent another email more explicitly attempting to fundraise off of...

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Actually, Democrats Still Love Each Other XOXO

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 3:32 PM

You’ve read the stories. The HillaryBots just hate the BernieBros, and the feeling is so, so mutual.

Yeah, whatevz. Take a look at this video from the official Democratic Party platform meeting in Orlando,...

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FBI Director James Comey Just Explained Why America Doesn't Prosecute The Rich And Powerful

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON ― Americans have grown accustomed to the idea that some criminal laws target specific populations. Drug possession charges tend to hit low-income black communities harder than other neighborhoods. The sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine just happens to result in long prison terms...

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Progressive Icon Zephyr Teachout Wins Democratic Primary In New York

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 10:37 AM

Zephyr Teachout on Tuesday breezed to victory in the Democratic primary for New York's 19th Congressional District, setting the stage for a November face-off against John Faso, a Republican and former member of the New York state Assembly.

"I am running for Congress to break...

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Hillary Clinton Isn't Tacking Right For The General Election

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 4:37 PM

Presidential candidates almost always follow the same pattern of ideological movement during election years. They play to their party's base in the primaries, and then temper their message to win over moderates in the general.

Hillary Clinton isn't following this playbook on...

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A GOP Congressman Wants To Defund The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill. Really.

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 6:41 PM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has filed legislation that would block the U.S. Treasury Department from putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

King is perhaps best-known in the nation's capital for his anti-immigration rhetoric and his

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The Wall Street Bailout Didn't End In 2008

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 10:46 AM

The 2008 financial crisis was the most disruptive political event yet experienced in the 21st Century, but even for professional bank dorks, the material can get pretty dry. So it’s refreshing when authors can offer up strong character-driven narratives to make key elements of the crash...

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Here's Bernie Sanders' Plan To Save Puerto Rico And Stick It To Vulture Funds

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 7:34 PM

WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rico's economy has been in a depression for a decade. With the territory likely to default on a $2 billion debt payment on July 1, the island's ugly humanitarian situation could become even more nightmarish.

More than half of...

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Harry Reid Wants Elizabeth Warren To Be Vice President

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 2:08 PM

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) believes Elizabeth Warren should be the running mate of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to four Senate sources familiar with Reid's thinking.

Reid had initially been skeptical of the chatter around Warren,...

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샌더스는 대통령이 되지 못해도 목소리는 사라지지 않는다

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 3:52 AM

버니 샌더스는 대통령이 되지 않을 것이다.

아직 공식적인 것은 아니다. 힐러리 클린턴은 후보로 지명될 만큼의 대의원 지지를 받았지만, 슈퍼대의원들은 다음 달 전당대회 때까지 의사를 확정하지 않아도 된다. 그러니 다 끝나기 전까지 아직 조금 더 싸움이 벌어질 여지가 있다.

하지만 슈퍼대의원들은 당의 내부자들이다. 샌더스가 유세 내내 비난해 왔던 바로 그 기득권층의...

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The Bernie Sanders Campaign Didn't Matter

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 4:23 PM

Bernie Sanders is not going to be president.

No, it's not official yet. Hillary Clinton has the delegate support to clinch the nomination, but the party's extra-democratic superdelegates won't formally pledge themselves until next month's...

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Hillary Clinton Nabs Victory In New Mexico Primary

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 11:19 AM

Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in New Mexico on Tuesday, besting Bernie Sanders in a contest where she had held a substantial polling lead...

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Key Democrat Incensed Over 'Intimidation' For High Drug Prices

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 5:49 PM

In late April, Colombian diplomat Andrés Flórez sent two tense letters to leaders in Bogotá. If his government proceeded with plans to lower the price of an important leukemia treatment, it risked losing U.S. support for...

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