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Geeze, they’re not even subtle anymore. If there was any doubt that the fox was in the henhouse, this little episode has clarified things considerably, am I right? Think about this: The president of the United States and unindicted criminal Jamie Dimon were working together to push a bill that will bail out Wall Street’s […]

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Party at Jamie Dimon’s house! Looks like this thing passed the House. Goes to Senate now. pic.twitter.com/EY0HKuYsex — GovExec (@GovExec) December 12, 2014 Never bet against torturers or Wall Street. — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 12, 2014 And the conservative/Libertarian base is all excited because nothing says conservative small gov like another Wall St bailout. […]

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She gave a barnburner of a speech yesterday: Speaking at the liberal Economic Policy Institute, Warren cast her opposition to Weiss as part of a bigger battle against the influence of the finance industry in Washington. “Why does the revolving door matter?” she said. “Because it means that too much of the time, the wind […]

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Yves Smith on the nomination of Antonio Weiss to head Treasury, and the ensuing attacks on Elizabeth Warren. Go read it all, it’s fascinating. But this is a key point: So what Sorkin is trying to spin as a plus is something we warned about earlier: that the Obama Administration is now making important policy […]

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Bernie Sanders revealed his economic plan on the floor of the Senate yesterday: Sen. Sanders said, “Are we prepared to take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class or do we continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy?…Today, millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages. In inflation-adjusted […]

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Sure wish these craven tools weren’t in charge. Oh well! WASHINGTON — Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying to use a massive appropriations bill to loosen campaign finance rules. The Republican leader’s office is attempting to attach a policy rider to the omnibus bill that would effectively end limits imposed on coordinated spending by federal […]

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No, really. They’re not even Swedish! They’re a “charity” that’s based in the Netherlands, allegedly to promote design and architecture. But they don’t spend much of their money – they seem to be a big old tax shelter: Ikea’s association with Swedishness and Swedish values is so ironic that one would be hard pressed to […]

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Real shocker, right? We might be out of this mess by now if they’d thrown these people in jail: U.S. government protection of big banks is a policy the Obama administration has adamantly denied, but during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Friday, William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, candidly […]

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