Ending Too Big to Fail

Last week, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the first bipartisan legislation aimed directly at putting an end to "too big to fail" financial institutions and preventing future bailouts of America’s behemoth banks.
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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Fix the Debt

As sequester cuts start to bite a little harder, the Fix the Debt gang is pushing for a “grand bargain,” deep cuts to earned benefit programs like Social Security and […]
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Is Right to Work Next on Walkers Agenda

Many are wondering if making Wisconsin a "Right to Work" state is next on Governor Scott Walker's agenda if he wins the recall election on June 5.
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Will Scott Walkers Love Affair with Realtors Be Part of the John Doe Investigation

Governor Scott Walker and his new team of criminal defense lawyers will be meeting with the Milwaukee County District Attorney soon to answer questions in a multifaceted "John Doe" probe being conducted by the DA into potentially illegal activities of Walker’s staff during the time he served as Mi...
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Stress Testing Tim Geithner

Thanks to Occupy Wall Street, in the State of the Union this week President Obama struck some of his most populist themes yet.
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Scott Walker’s Plutonomy An Economy for the One Percent

While volunteer after volunteer from each of Wisconsin's 72 counties marched into the state's election board to deposit over one million signatures for the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Walker was no where to be found.
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1 Million Petition for the Recall of Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker

The petition drive to recall and remove Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has surpassed all expectations, collecting one million signatures in just 60 days. The signatures represent the largest recall effort in the history of the United States.
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Break Up Bank of America Before it Breaks Us

On Monday, Bank of America (BofA) stocks briefly traded for under $5. Yes, you could buy a share of BofA for less than the noxious debit card fee they tried […]
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Walkers Anything But Jobs Special Session Wraps

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has promised to create 250,000 new jobs. In advance of a planned gubernatorial recall election, Walker announced last month that the State Legislature would focus “like […]
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Robin Hood Tax Gains Ground at the G-20

The G-20 meeting in Cannes got underway yesterday. The sunny beach resort, playground to movie stars and media moguls was an odd choice for a somber G-20 meeting. As President […]
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Chicago to Wall Street Pay US Back

While the Occupy Wall Street movement is sweeping the country and peaceful arrests are mounting, Chicagoans took to the streets this week to hold the big banks accountable for crashing […]
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Is Scott Walker John Doe

Wisconsin has been riveted in recent days by reports that more of Governor Scott Walker’s top aides may be implicated in a secret “John Doe” investigation into potentially illegal campaign […]
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Nurses to Obama Heal America Tax Wall Street

Janesville, WI — As President Obama gets ready for his big jobs speech Thursday, America’s nurses have a message for him. “Heal America, Tax Wall Street!” the signs read as […]
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Fire Fighters Turn off the Spigot

Remember when the fight broke out in Wisconsin over the right to collectively bargain and President Obama and a phalanx of national democratic leaders spread out across the country fighting […]
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Sarah Palin The Koch Brother’s Union Maid

Tax Day was approaching and the righties were out to denigrate government workers and government spending. Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, who quit her job in 2009, headlined a […]
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Wisconsin Governor Defies Court Prepares for Coronation

Wisconsin continues to spin out of control and a constitutional crisis looms as a judge this week again ordered Walker’s administration to halt implementation of his bill stripping Wisconsin public […]
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Will Bitches and Turds Decide the Fate of Wisconsin

The reign of lawlessness continues in Wisconsin. Last week, a local court issued a temporary restraining order blocking the implementation of Governor Scott Walker’s radical proposal to do away with […]
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Scott Walker Down the Rat Hole with the Palace Guard

The Wisconsin State Capitol has erupted in a torrent of lawlessness this week that schoolchildren will be reading about for years. No, I don’t mean rowdy protests resulting in mass […]
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Koch Brothers “Prank” No Laughing Matter

Madison — Embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came under fire today after news broke about statements he made in a 20-minute phone call from a Boston-area alternative news reporter posing […]
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Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Rally

Tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents are flooding the State Capitol in Madison in protest of Governor Walker’s proposed budget "repair" bill that would end 50 years of collective bargaining […]
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Banksters Back in the Black JP Morgan Chase

Earnings and bonus reports are rolling in and the big, bailed-out banks are back in the black. In 2010, total compensation and benefits at publicly traded Wall Street banks and […]
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US Chamber Attacks FCIC as Job-killing Wikileakers

In a response to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission releasing its final report on the financial crisis today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pitched a hissy fit calling the report […]
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What Does Wikileaks have on Bank of America

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is promising to unleash a cache of secret documents from the hard drive of a U.S. megabank executive. In 2009, he told Computer World that the […]
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Full Catastrophe Banking in 2011

With a $4.7 trillion bailout under their belts and no harm done to their billion-dollar bonuses, don’t expect Wall Street bankers to be chastened by the 2008 financial crisis. Below […]
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