"Investigate the Banks!" Today a coalition of progressive groups handed in a petition with more than 360,000 signatures that demanded exactly that.
Republicans were blocking National Labor Relations Board and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau nominees to keep these agencies from doing their jobs under the law, in exchange for a cut of the take.
So Perry is out of the race.
President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness ("Jobs Council") issued a report calling for fewer regulations and lower corporate tax rates. This doesn't have to be a bad idea. The Report
After Newt Gingrich was rewarded with a surge in the polls, for playing the race card during the South Carolina GOP debate, Mitt Romney has launched
Mitt Romney's ultra-low tax rate on his ultra-high income is reviving questions about the breaks and perks that the wealthiest of the 1% receive from the rest of us.
After a painfully wobbly response to a debate question regarding whether he would release his tax returns, Mitt Romney has relented and said he would release his 2011 tax return once it was
It if seemed as though Newt Gingrich — veteran of pitched partisan battles, and no-holds-barred ideological cage matches — had been off his game of late, he came roaring back during the GOP debate in South Carolina.
James Fallows has some reader follow-ups to an earlier discussion of Newtie's "food stamp president" quip.
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Mitt Romney probably pays a lower percentage of Federal income tax than you do.
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.
The United States is losing ever more jobs and becoming ever less competitive as our universities are cut back and companies move R&D jobs to Asia.
In the fight over what little soul is left of the Republican Party, Mitt Romney has shown his willingness to double down on racial injustice.
Congress is back in session and Republicans are right back to shutdown threats. Once again Republicans are trying to use shutdown threats to bust unions (the 99%), once again doing it for pay, for a specific company (the 1%).
Here's some video of an arrogant white man lecturing a black man about what black people have a right to be offend by --- on Martin Luther King day:
It looks like the old joke about the weather — "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes and it'll change" — is also true about Newt Gingrich.
The rich don't much like paying taxes when tax rates run high. They don't much like paying taxes when tax rates run low either.
"We could use a massive, dramatic confrontation on behalf of the more than 27 million who are unemployed or underemployed today," I wrote one year ago. "The spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. would certainly be in its midst."
It looks like attacking Mitt Romney's Bain resume has become the bane of Newt Gingrich's campaign. In his latest flip-flop, Newt wants a do-over on his 28-minute Romney attack ad.
Here it comes again.
With Michael Winship
As I've noted numerous times, conservatives are very confused these days.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. laid down this marker during his "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963:
Mitt Romney says that anyone who criticizes his record while CEO of Bain Capital is putting "free enterprise on trial." But this doesn't make any sense.
There's one Newt Gingrich flip-flop I left out of my previous post about his latest flip-flop, concerning his on-again-off-again-on-again attack on Mitt Romney as a vulture capitalist. It's a big one, and — in typical Newt fashion — he says it really somebody else's fault.
The Romney campaign's "Bain problem," which is also now the Republican party's problem, doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon.
What would Martin Luther King do if he were alive today?
There's a reason why accountants traditionally wore green eyeshades.
Bain Capital must seem like a Frankenstein monster to Mitt Romney's campaign.
Republicans continue to expose the real Romney: In Politico, Richard Viguerie, the New Right mass mail mogul, makes the case that Romney is a lowlife "crony capitalist"
It's starting to look like Newt Gingrich has more in common with Mitt Romney than just a background in vulture capitalism.
On January 3rd, America lost one of the greatest champions of equal opportunity and human rights that our nation has ever known.
The Obama White House continues to push for a settlement that would let bankers avoid being punished - or even investigated - for a wave of mortgage-related crimes that includes perjury, tax evasion, and several types of fraud.
Mitt Romney, with a win the New Hampshire primaries under his belt, seems ready to take the GOP presidential nomination in a walk. However, if the last few days are any indication, it's not going to be a cakewalk.
President Obama is hosting a forum on "insourcing" today.
Congratulations, Mr. President. This week you followed your increasingly populist rhetoric with some decisive action on behalf of the middle class.
Stunning but true: It's "true Reagan conservative" Newt Gingrich who has asked what should be a fundamental question of the 2012 presidential race: “You have to ask the question, is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of people and t...