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Whistleblower: Wall Street Has Engaged in Widespread Manipulation of Mortgage Funds
Securities that contain loans for properties like hotels and office buildings have inflated profits, the whistleblower claims. As the pandemic hammers the economy, that could increase the chances of another mortgage collapse.
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A rally in support of GMO labeling in Connecticut. News
'Anything But Secure': Advocates Decry USDA Rule Allowing Big Ag to Set Its Own Regulations on GMOs
"The new regulations finalized by USDA, paradoxically named the SECURE rule, are anything but secure."
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'Why Democrats Lose Elections': Clyburn Admits Paycheck Guarantee Best Way to Save Jobs—But Says It Costs Too Much
An analysis of the paycheck guarantee proposal showed it would cost less than what Congress has already appropriated for its flawed small business loan program.
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Tipped forward in Pennsylvania. Photo by Evan Vucci/AP Cadet Bone Spurs just went to the Owens & Minor mask factory in Allentown PA., where he said health care workers dying during the pandemic was "a beautiful thing to see." Before he left, as usual tilted forward zombie-like on his lift shoes...
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Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner speaks at a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2020. News
'150,000 Americans Sacrificed for the Stock Market': Kushner Reportedly Advised Less Covid-19 Testing to Calm Wall Street
"Kushner's advice did nothing to prevent a market crash, and it's likely that the administration's refusal to act in time only threw the economy into more chaos."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and President Donald Trump listen during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images) Views
The Right Vision for Remaking Our Economy Does Not Include Tax Cuts for the Rich
People are getting sick and losing jobs in every corner of this country . So the same-old trickle-down, tax-cut agenda that drowns government in a bathtub won’t get us out of this .
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Many of the jobs that have been lost in this recession are low-wage service, retail sales, and office jobs. Views
In Just Two Months, More Than 33 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment
Congress must act.
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Studies of past emerging disease epidemics have taught us that  testing alone will not prevent new outbreaks. To re-open the economy we must undertake the most massive effort to trace and isolate new infections in history. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)  Views
To Re-Open Safely We Need a "Health Force" of Disease Detectives
In the long run such a workforce could help address the long-standing shortage of primary care in the United States—including community-based programming to assist families with preventive health, nutrition, exercise, chronic diseases and mental health needs.
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As other countries have shown with far more grace, the alternative isn’t shutting down forever — it’s investing in testing and social safety nets. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
'Reopening' Means Workers Will Die
The wealthy may be fine with sacrificing the vulnerable, but workers are fighting for the sanctity of human life.
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Warning HEROES Act "Doesn't Do Nearly Enough," Progressive Group Calls on House to Vote Down Democrats' Covid-19 Bill
"Progressives must oppose this bill so as to stop being taken for granted and to set us on a course that leads to stronger legislation moving forward."
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