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Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Address
“Perfect! Perfect!” exclaimed a woman looking around at the Four Freedoms Park on New York City’s Roosevelt Island as a large crowd waited for Hillary Clinton to announce her presidential candidacy last weekend. And so it was. Secretary Clinton had chosen an ideal setting to link her destiny to the...
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Fast-Track Derails Democracy
Pro-democracy forces won a big victory Friday when they stalled the top-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement backed by the White House and the Republican leadership in Congress. But it’s only Round One. The unholy trio of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (who has vowed...
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The Clintons and Their Banker Friends
The past, especially the political past, doesn’t just provide clues to the present. In the realm of the presidency and Wall Street, it provides an ongoing pathway for political-financial relationships and policies that remain a threat to the American economy going forward. When Hillary Clinton...
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What Progressive Populists are Looking For
On Wednesday, a reporter asked me what progressive populists want from a Democratic candidate. Hillary Clinton, he noted, appeared to be pretty solid on a number of progressive issues from gay rights to raising the minimum wage. But noticeably missing from his list were issues that require a...
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A Populist Challenge to Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s decision to “go small” by formally announcing her presidential campaign in a video , before heading off for “intimate” meetings in Iowa, touched off saturation national press coverage that other contenders can only envy. The former first lady, former senator, former presidential...
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Taking Aim at Clinton, Former Maryland Governor Says Presidency 'Not a Crown'
Testing the waters for potential nomination bid, Martin O'Malley calls for a president willing to take on 'wealthy, special interests'
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There's a Reason the Big Banks Aren't Mad with Hillary
And Why Those Emails Matter
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What Is She Doing Right? Report Says Wall Street Ready to Punish Dems over Elizabeth Warren
JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and others have discussed withholding campaign contributions as punishment for populist rhetoric of progressive senator
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Hillary’s Challengers – and the Anti-Wall Street Wave
Former governor Martin O’Malley and former senator Jim Webb spoke at a firefighters’ union event earlier this month. Both are the subject of renewed press interest as they contemplate entering the presidential race. Sen. Bernie Sanders has been publicly weighing a run. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is...
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But Is Hillary Ready for Us?
The “Ready for Hilary” campaign has launched a not-very-subtle courtship of discontented Democrats, those leftish liberal activists who yearn for anybody but another Clinton. The not-yet candidate herself spoke to their concerns indirectly when she recently addressed the Silicon Valley Conference...
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