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Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked about the latest poll numbers in Iowa, showing him closing to within 7 points of Hillary Clinton, and to give specifics on what specific policy differences there are between himself and the former Secretary of State by CNN’s Jake Tapper this Sunday: SANDERS: I think that the business model of […]

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Even without “Norma Rae,” it looks like the next generation is wising up! Good news: Six out of every 10 Americans now supports labor unions – a phenomenal five-point jump over the previous year. That’s the latest from a Gallup poll released this week showing that during the past year, Americans’ approval of unions skyrocketed […]

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Bill Maher took apart America’s obscene worship of extreme wealth in this Friday’s New Rules segment: Bill Maher excoriates the rich, ‘What about the sick culture of wealth?': Bill Maher went after the excesses of the rich on this week’s Real Time. He started the segment with the dentist who paid over fifty thousand dollars […]

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So either they’ve gone full-on clickbait, or one of the Times muckety-mucks is on the same charity board as one of the Koch brothers: The New York Times published a fawning front-page profile of the Koch brothers last Friday. The article never mentions their efforts to secure unfettered fossil fuel consumption, which would destroy humanity’s […]

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Because a giveaway to Big Pharma is really unpopular — but without it, Republicans don’t want to support the bill: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal the United States is negotiating with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, is a big, complicated document. But if you want to boil the fight over the deal down to […]

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Oh look, another Clinton myth debunked: One of the most persistent knocks on Hillary Clinton is that she’s too close to Wall Street and Washington’s K Street lobbying industry. It’s true that Clinton, a former New York senator, has strong ties to the titans of finance: Big banks and investors are generous donors to the […]

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But of course, he also wants to get rid of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is taking a position to Hillary Clinton’s left on financial reform, and pushing for a policy to break up big banks staunchly advocated by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The GOP presidential candidate laid out his […]

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This is interesting: A federal judge on Monday rejected Citizens United’s effort to block New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from demanding that the conservative group disclose more information about its major donors. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan refused to impose a preliminary injunction that would stop Schneiderman from requiring charities to disclose […]

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This doesn’t even make sense, does it? So Hillary Clinton took money from banks for speeches, and the Clinton Foundation took money from some misbehaving banks, and suddenly the fact that they weren’t prosecuted is her fault? What am I missing? I thought she was Secretary of State, not the Attorney General. If the author […]

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The Nation’s Michelle Goldberg on Hillary Clinton’s economic plans: The obvious progressive rejoinder to this is that Hillary—negotiator of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, onetime member of Walmart’s board—is simply saying what she feels she needs to in order to get elected. To which I’d say: exactly! Clinton is a politician who believes in expediency and pragmatism, […]

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