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Richard Cordray, Who 'Held Big Banks Accountable,' Announces Resignation From CFPB
An Obama appointee, the embattled Cordray had led the consumer watchdog since it began in 2011
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House Approves $700B 'Cash Cow for Weapons Companies'—But Single Payer 'Too Expensive'
"What if we tell House Republicans and Democrats that North Korea wanted to close schools, take our healthcare away and pump CO2 into our air—we could suddenly, magically find $700 billion dollars for all of it."
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'Disgusting': Senate Republicans' Tax Plan Will Scrap Obamacare Mandate
"The GOP tax bill is now straight-up 'take away your healthcare to pay for tax cuts for corporations,'" says MoveOn.org's Ben Wikler
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Although adults between the ages of 20 and 29 are better educated, on average, than their parents' generation, overwhelming student debt is contributing to a generational inability to accumulate wealth. News
Millennials Fall Far Behind as World's Richest 1% Hoard Half of Global Wealth
70 percent of the world's working-age adults have less than $10,000 each
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Patriotism, Taxes, and Trump
Because patriotism isn't mostly about saluting the flag and standing during the national anthem.
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What Else Could a Tax Cut for the Richest 1% Buy?
A new report from the National Priorities Project shows what's at stake if America's richest get a tax cut
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An Insecure, Incoherent Idiot Abroad: "It Was A Red Carpet Like Nobody, I Think, Has Probably Ever Seen"
Gravitas. Photo by Doug Mills/New York Times Alas, Loud Little Donnie is back among us from his Asian adventures. The good news: We are not yet at (more) war with anyone. The bad news: He blithely ignored the human rights abuses of the strongmen he met, flattered and was comically flattered by all...
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Caricatures of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump, and House Speaker Paul Ryan. (Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) News
"Don't Cut Our Taxes," Say 400+ Very Wealthy Americans. "Raise Them."
In new letter, wealthy group denounces the GOP proposal, which "would disproportionately benefit wealthy individuals and corporations with provisions including repealing the estate tax, repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax, and slashing the top pass-through tax rate."
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We Must End Global Oligarchy
'This massive level of wealth and income inequality, and the political power associated with that wealth, is an issue that cannot continue be ignored. We must fight back.'
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"The explosive growth of billionaire wealth, at a time when the middle class is dying and millions of Americans are struggling, has implications for democracy as well as the economy." Views
Why We Need to Confront the Billionaires’ Paradise
When Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett – own more wealth than half of our entire population – we need to do more to understand the super-concentration of resources.
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