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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

Is Donald Trump Too Lazy To Be President?

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 1:53 PM

Donald Trump makes big promises. But how he describes the means by which he'll fulfill them? Well, that's even more outlandish. Basically, it boils down to:

Step One: Trump hates something.
Step Two: ???????
Step Three: "Winning."

That's essentially the model...

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샌더스와 클린턴의 싸움은 순수함의 시험이 아니다. 젠더와 기업의 힘 사이의 분열이다

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 3:55 AM

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갈수록 논란이 되고 있는 버니 샌더스와 힐러리 클린턴 사이의 경선 전쟁은 트위터에서의 싸움이나 변화에 대한 서로 다른 이론보다 훨씬 더 큰 문제다. 두 후보간의 골이 깊어지고 있고, 양측 지지자들 사이의 언쟁도 더욱 험악해졌다. 젠더, 기업의 힘, 공평한 사회의 모습에...

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Hillary Clinton's 'Tough On Wall Street' Speech Wasn't Very Tough

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 11:24 PM

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said she told Wall Street to "cut it out" during a 2007 speech she gave on the Nasdaq trading floor. The speech itself, however, is far more sympathetic to Big Finance than Clinton's presidential campaign...

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Obama Just Had A Private Meeting With Key Republicans On Criminal Justice

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 5:56 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama recently held a private meeting on criminal justice reform with two key Republicans -- a sign that efforts to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill are likely intensifying.

Obama met with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)...

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The Fight Between Sanders And Clinton Isn't A Purity Test. It's A Genuine Divide Over Gender And Corporate Power.

(57) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 1:41 PM

The increasingly contentious primary battle between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is about much more than a Twitter fight or different theories of change. The deepening divide between the two candidates -- even more acrimonious among their respective supporters -- reflects a major rift within...

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Sheila Bair Says There's A Big Problem With ‘The Big Short’

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 4:59 PM

WASHINGTON -- "The Big Short" has one big problem, according to Sheila Bair, a former top regulator who battled to rein in banking abuse during the greatest financial catastrophe since the Great Depression.

Bair earned a reputation as one of the most respected...

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Elizabeth Warren: American Justice Is 'Rigged' In Favor Of The Rich

(16) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 8:50 AM

WASHINGTON -- In a scorching speech from the Senate floor on Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said the American criminal justice system is rigged in favor of the wealthy, and condemned new legislation that would make it harder to prosecute bank fraud.


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샌더스가 젊은 유권자 사이에서 힐러리를 완파한 이유

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 10:35 PM

아이오와 코커스 최종 결과 힐러리 클린턴이 아슬아슬하게 승리를 거두었다. 그렇지만 인구학적으로 봤을 때 두 후보 사이의 격차는 크게 벌어졌다. 클린턴은 나이가 많은 사람들 사이에서 인기가 많다. 밀레니얼 세대는 버니 샌더스 상원의원(무소속, 버몬트)을 사랑한다.

입구 조사에서 클린턴은 45세 이상 유권자 층에서 샌더스를 이겼다. 또한 30세 미만의 유권자들에서...

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Why Bernie Sanders Trounced Hillary Clinton Among Young Voters

(37) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 9:37 AM

WASHINGTON -- The final tallies in Monday's Iowa caucus showed a very narrow win for Hillary Clinton. But one demographic divide between the two candidates was not even close: Clinton is popular with older people....

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Republicans Start To Acknowledge They Might Face Bernie Sanders

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 11:12 PM

The GOP field has rarely acknowledged any Democratic presidential candidate besides Hillary Clinton, expecting that she will be their opponent in November. That started to change Monday night.

"If Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton get elected -- if they were to win, we would be a great...

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Zephyr Teachout Already Has Thousands Of Campaign Contributors

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 1:28 PM

Progressive law professor Zephyr Teachout declared her congressional candidacy less than a week ago, but has already received campaign contributions from more than 3000 donors, according to the campaign, with an average donation of $30.

Teachout has long been an advocate of campaign...

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Why Hillary Clinton’s Take On Abraham Lincoln Is 'Total Fantasy'

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 3:34 PM

During a Democratic forum this week, Hillary Clinton gave an account of American history that glossed over the racist terrorism that dominated the South after the Civil War.

When asked who her favorite president was, Clinton said it was Abraham Lincoln, but soon lost the plot:

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Georgia Republican: Ending Confederate Holidays 'No Better Than What ISIS Is Doing'

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 10:01 AM

Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton (R) thinks efforts to end state holidays celebrating the Confederacy are on par with terrorist acts committed by the so-called Islamic State.

"That's no better than what ISIS is doing, destroying museums and monuments," Benton said

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Joe Biden Says GOP Primary Is 'A Gift From The Lord'

(4) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 7:07 AM

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday roasted Republican leaders in what appears to have been a political stand-up comedy routine before House Democrats.

"We may have been given a gift...

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'The Big Short' Director Adam McKay Isn't Done With Wall Street

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 5:32 PM

So, that happened. Adam McKay, a multi-platform Hollywood hyphenate who helped create some of the most memorable comedies to hit the theaters, is back at the box office with his rendering of Michael Lewis' The Big Short. And he's a man on a mission: "I just feel like if another crisis comes, we're going to...

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Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren May Have Just Saved Consumers $14 Billion

(33) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON -- Cable customers who are tired of paying through the nose to rent set-top boxes are about to see some serious savings, thanks to a new proposal from the Federal Communications Commission.

The new regulation would open up the set-top box market...

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You've Probably Missed This Key Struggle Among Democrats

(5) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 12:13 PM

WASHINGTON -- The 2008 financial crisis was the most transformative event in American politics since the end of the Cold War. But while the crash fundamentally changed the way voters think about politicians, leaders in both parties have struggled to adjust their politicking to the populist currents it...

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Noam Chomsky's First Campaign Contribution Was To Bernie Sanders*

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 11:35 AM

Radical intellectual Noam Chomsky has supported just two federal political candidates with campaign contributions over the past 18 years.

Chomsky gave a total of $750 to Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential bid. But a month before he started cutting checks for that corporate reformer,...

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The Clinton Team Is Writing 'Too Big To Fail' Out Of The Financial Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 1:35 PM

Here’s a term you may remember from 2008: "too big to fail." It was the title of a best-selling book and an Emmy-nominated movie, and ultimately the foundation for a collective memory of a time when financial titans sent jobs, homes and taxpayer wealth into...

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Karl Rove Hits Hillary Clinton Over Wall Street Ties

(3) Comments | Posted January 17, 2016 | 12:49 PM

WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove's American Crossroads operation is hammering Hillary Clinton with a new ad in Iowa calling her a tool of Wall Street.

"Ever wonder how Hillary Clinton can afford so many ads? Chances are, they were paid for with Wall Street cash," the Rove ad...

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