Wall Street

Cezary Podkul, ProPublica
In the early 2000s, banks successfully sued to stop Iowa from limiting their ability to charge ATM fees to non-customers. They also fought off states’ attempts to stop them from charging non-customers to cash checks drawn on the banks’ accounts. In another case, they stopped California from forcing two banks to conduct audits of their own...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Campaign finance reform advocates protest outside the Capitol building in Washington D.C., 2011. (Photo: takomabibelot/cc/flickr)
While it is conventional wisdom that money influences politics, researchers...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In 2012, artist Donkey Hotey created this visual of comfortable shoes occupying Wall Street lamp posts to remind then-President Obama of his 2007 statement: "And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I'll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America." (Image: DonkeyHotey/cc/flickr)
Underscoring previous assessments that the Democratic establishment, including...

Further

For those puzzled by the rancor and mistrust so many feel for Hillary Clinton, a lucid Matt Taibbi looks at Clinton's $675,000 speeches to Goldman Sachs to reveal they're about not just money but allegiance. Turns out Clinton declared that "banker-bashing (was) foolish," it takes a village to get out of a financial crisis (in fact caused by a few greedy oligarchs), and public anger is something "we" - oligarchs and Clintons - need to wait out.