On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that JPMorgan has agreed to a $13 billion dollar settlement over the fraudulent sale of mortgage backed securities. But, that settlement is a fraud in and of itself.
With only 10 days left on the House legislative calendar before the holiday recess, action is desperately needed to prevent vital aid to millions of unemployed Americans from being cut off on December 31.
Corporate participants at a major transportation summit today must address the elephant in the room: the tea-party extremists that many of them bankrolled who block the infrastructure investments they are clamoring for.
Neel Kashkari is a former Goldman Sachs Golden Boy and Treasury official responsible for overseeing $700 billion in bailouts to his former employer and other Wall Street firms. Now he wants to run for Governor. Good luck with that.
If Congress is serious about “fiscal responsibility," it should cut corporate America's "free lunch," instead of voting for even more painful cuts to food stamps. It would generate more revenue than pseudo-savings from cutting food stamps.
Senate Republicans have been daring Democrats to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations. They might want to look at this chart before double-daring them.
Conservatives will continue to fight any effort to muster more federal support of preschool education. The only good way forward is for leaders to act on the courage of their convictions, not demands for compromises.
It's back. A manufactured budget crisis. Failed negotiations. A threatened shutdown. And emerging from that nightmare, the continued horrors of mindless, meat-cleaver sequestration budget cuts. It is time to end the sequester horror show.
USA Today offers the latest entry in the race to punish public-sector workers for successfully retaining the benefits that used to be broadly available to private-sector workers.
If your main goal is to repeal laws and not pass them, and then you have a draft a positive agenda for your next campaign, here's what ends up on that sheet of paper...
Recently, Republicans openly displayed their contempt for CEO decision-making. They ridiculed executives who encouraged their workforce to unionize and sued to stop companies from remaining neutral during union organizing campaigns.
Sign a promise to join the Campaign for America’s Future and eight other groups representing millions of Americans in a campaign to get rid of the sequester on December 12.
The strategy is clear: obstruct everything, make government fail, then run against failure. Cause the problem and present yourself as the solution to the problem.
This week Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts gave an important speech in which she joined a small but growing cadre of American leaders committed to building, rather than cutting, Social Security.
On the Senate floor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren placed the Social Security debate in the context of a broader “retirement crisis” for the middle class, and condemns The Washington Post for pitting seniors against hungry children.
In America who is the boss of who? Are company CEOs the boss of We the People? In Switzerland the voters made it clear. Here we can't even enforce a law requiring companies to disclose the ratio of CEO to worker pay.
What we see is a politician who does not believe in paying public workers what they worth, but instead wants them to work more for less compensation. He has a fundamental disgust for public investments while eagerly offering the "candy" of tax cuts.
I guess it's to be expected. When you have as much money as the upper 1% have, this stuff is just pocket change. They might as well follow their bliss. And corporations can fund their pro-corporate agenda and get a nice tax write-off.