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With a new SEC regulation, no longer will big oil and mining companies be able to hide under-the-table payments to crooked Third World governments.

Goldman Sachs

City officials say social impact bonds are a smart way to raise revenue. But government watchdogs worry about creeping corporate influence.

Your security’s a joke (and you’re the butt of it).

America's military and intelligence infrastructures are about protecting people from terrorism, and little else.

In his Senate testimony, the JPMorgan CEO ludicrously defined any new trade to protect against “bad outcomes” as a hedge.

How Obama’s targeted killings, leaks and the Everything-Is-Classified State have fused.

Why did the defense giant award a lobbyist a $500,000 bonus just weeks before he became a Congressional staffer shaping military policy?

The nearly $1 trillion national security budget.

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As Boehner battles Bachmannite Republicans who would crash the economy for political purposes, Obama recognizes that the only hope is with the Senate—not a divided and dysfunctional House.

July 29, 2011

The Speaker admits that some Republicans want to create chaos in order to blackmail Democrats into passing a balanced budget amendment.

July 27, 2011

When it comes down to it, President Obama’s 2008 pledge to freeze tax rates on the middle class is a real danger to the future of progressive politics. 

July 25, 2011

Obama's deal could include deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, without addressing the need for new revenues. That's a bad deal—and progressives are speaking out against it.

July 21, 2011

The president and some Republicans like the bipartisan deficit reduction scheme, but Sanders calls it a threat to the safety net and economic fairness.

July 19, 2011

Now that Obama has bowed to Wall Street and chosen not to appoint Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she should go to the Senate and lead from there.

July 17, 2011

Some liberals argue Obama's three-dimensional chess is finally paying off.

July 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

The president has reportedly proposed raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. That's bad fiscal policy, bad economics and bad politics.

July 12, 2011

His budget gimmicks as governor contributed to the current crisis.

July 7, 2011