The JPMorgan Settlement Is A Scam!

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.

A Peek Behind The TPP Curtain.

Americans got a peak behind the curtain of the Trans Pacific Partnership, and what we found is frightening. Wikileaks published a draft of the “intellectual property rights” chapter, and it poses a serious risk to free speech and information access.

Our Economy Should Work For Us.

The latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that our nation is recovering from the 2008 recession, but all of that growth is going straight into the pockets of the corporate elite.

So, About Those Cancellation Letters…

We've reports of companies canceling insurance policies, and charging hundreds of dollars more each month to continue coverage. Well, it turns out that many of those cancellation letters were misleading.

Stop The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership could have a dramatic impact on the American people, yet we're being kept in the dark about what it contains. Thankfully, some groups are standing up for our right to know the details of this trade deal.

Can Senate Democrats Prevent Disaster?

It's great that Senate Democrats are working on a plan to prevent financial disaster, but Americans would rather see Republicans end this economic hostage taking, and stop using our economy as a pawn in their political games.

This Is Not A Compromise.

Over the weekend, House Republicans approved a so-called compromise to avoid a government shutdown. However, their idea of negotiation was nothing more than ridiculous, right-wing demands they included in the continuing resolution.

Ted Cruz’s Fake Filibuster

On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz took the floor of the Senate to launch a pre-arranged, all-night fake filibuster. There was no way it would stop the Senate from voting on a continuing resolution to fund the government.

The “God of Money”

On Sunday, during a meeting with a group of unemployed workers, Pope Francis abandoned his prepared comments and railed against economic inequality. Hopefully, world leaders were listening.

House Republicans Take Aim At The Hungry.

House Republicans want to slash the food stamp program by nearly $40 billion dollars. While the drastic cuts proposed by the House would never be approved by Senate, they show just how little some lawmakers care about their fellow Americans.

The Rich Just Keep Getting Richer…

It's no longer just an expression – the rich are getting richer, and the rest of us are being shut out of the game. A new report says that the top 10% took home more than half of all the income in 2012. More than 20% went to the top 1%.

The State of the Working Class

The share of the economy devoted to wages and salaries is below what it was when Teddy Roosevelt was president, all while corporate profits are soaring. A special edition of "The Big Picture" looks at the state of labor in America.

Our Deficit Is Shrinking…

Most Americans may not know it by listening to Republicans, but reality shows that our deficit is shrinking. And, if you didn't know that, you're not alone. A new poll found that nearly half of Americans think that the deficit is actually increasing.

We’re All Being Poisoned by Deregulated Capitalism

There’s an undeclared war going on between the rich and the poor right here in the United States and the rich think they’ve found a way to win it. They’ve locked themselves into gated communities, lily-white suburbs, and wealthy urban neighborhoods.
We’re All Being Poisoned by Deregulated Capitalism

The Audacity Of Apple’s “Ingenuity”

This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook was questioned in a Congressional Hearing about his company's complex scheme to avoid paying taxes. According to Mr. Cook, the company's stash of billions of dollars in overseas shell corporations was not tax dodging...
The Audacity Of Apple’s “Ingenuity”

The Real IRS Scandal

Yesterday, in response to recent IRS admissions, President Obama called the enhanced investigation of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status “intolerable and inexcusable.
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