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Here’s one of those anonymously-sourced bitch pieces Politico so loves to do, and this one is about Wall Streeters warning Hillary Clinton not to pick Elizabeth Warren for VP: Most big donors don’t want Warren on the ticket because she is the most accomplished anti-Wall Street populist in the Democratic Party. But many also think […]

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An independent federal report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) found that the trade agreement between 12 countries would have only modest benefits to the U.S. economy and job growth. The report was mandated by US law as a final step before President Obama could send legislature to Congress for a vote. The highly anticipated report, […]

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John Oliver’s weekly 20-minute rants have a knack for seeping into the mainstream. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced new, stronger regulations on the payday loan industry, nearly two years after Oliver called them out for their predatory business model. At Oliver’s urging, viewers sent 45,000 emails to the Federal Communications Commission urging them […]

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Charles Pierce: If there is a single, overriding lesson in the unfolding Trump University scandal, it is this: If you are the defendant in a civil trial in which you are accused of a massive and grotesque act of fraud, it’s probably best if you don’t get up in public and imply (loudly) that the […]

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Were you one of the millions who lost your home, job or both in 2008 when the housing market crashed? It shouldn’t surprise you to discover that Donald Trump was one of the guys sitting on the sidelines waiting to profit from your misery. This happened while he was peddling his bogus Trump University courses […]

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Via Pro Publica: Why do many school districts fail to meet the needs of their students? One commonly cited response is our country’s disparate school funding system: because most districts rely heavily on local property tax for funding, schools in poor districts are often left with fewer resources than schools in wealthier areas. Even though […]

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Today we learn of another puzzle piece regarding Herr Trump’s shady financial dealings and wow, this one is a doozy. For months, Herr Trump has been dodging requests to show his taxes and just yesterday said “There’s nothing to learn from them.” Ironic, considering in 2012 he publicly blasted Mitt Romney for being slow to […]

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By new EU austerity measures: During the debate, opposition parties argued pension cuts and tax hikes would prove recessionary, dealing another blow to a population fatigued by years of austerity. “The measures will be a tombstone for growth prospects,” said Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the conservative New Democracy party which leads in opinion polls. Tsipras […]

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I think we all relate; so many people who are struggling like this. Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency: I know what it is like to have to juggle creditors to make it through a week. I know what it is like to have to swallow my […]

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I can’t believe only one of my friends has called herself since the recession. A few of them are still teetering: Numerous studies have found a strong connection between right-wing economic policies and suicide. Recent research from sociologists David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, for example, found that suicide rates in both the US and UK […]

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