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Top Fed Official Says Corporate Price Hikes Are Fueling Inflation

While Federal Reserve Vice Chair Lael Brainard gave a nod to what one observer called "the elephant in the room," her core message—that monetary tightening is needed to tackle inflation—drew progressive pushback.

Brett Wilkins ·


'More of This!' Merkley Leads Senate Demand for Separate Vote on Manchin Deal

"Thank you to these senators for their solidarity with frontline communities against more fossil fuel pollution!" said one activist.

Jessica Corbett ·


Human Rights Watch to US: Stop Selling Weapons to Saudis

"Renewing U.S. offensive weapons sales to Saudi Arabia would further undermine Biden's promise to prioritize human rights in U.S. relations with the country."

Brett Wilkins ·


Sanders Unveils Resolution to End US Support for 'Catastrophic' Saudi-Led War in Yemen

"Congress abdicated its constitutional powers and failed to prevent our country from involving itself in this crisis," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a lead co-sponsor with Sen. Patrick Leahy.

Jessica Corbett ·


Biden Urged to Embrace Windfall Tax as Exxon Says Profits Doubled in Second Quarter

"It's time for the president to demand that Congress pass a windfall profits tax on Big Oil and use the revenue to provide rebates to consumers NOW!" wrote Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Jake Johnson ·


'Corporate Greed Is Destroying This Economy': Sanders Pushes for Windfall Profits Tax

"Gas is over $5 a gallon. Why? Well, oil companies made $93 billion in profits in the first quarter and are spending $88 billion on stock buybacks."

Jake Johnson ·


'We Did It!' Workers in Maryland Vote to Form First US Apple Store Union

"This victory shows the growing demand for unions at Apple stores and different industries across our nation," said the head of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Jessica Corbett ·


'This Is a War' for Democratic Party's Future, Says Sanders of AIPAC's Super PAC

"They are doing everything they can to destroy the progressive movement in this country," said the senator.

Julia Conley ·


Rallying for Summer Lee, Sanders Rips AIPAC for Trying to 'Buy Elections'

"Talk about a corrupt political system," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "And that is why Summer and so many of us are going to do everything that we can to put these super PACs out of business."

Jake Johnson ·


Sanders to Hold Hearing on 'How Corporate Greed and Profiteering Are Fueling Inflation'

"The American people," said the Senate Budget Committee chair, "are sick and tired of being forced to pay outrageously high prices for gas, rent, and food while large corporations make out like bandits."

Jessica Corbett ·

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