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JPMorgan Chase gamed the system to hide risky trades. Will Congress let them go free?
The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.
The tax savings of 19 US companies that park their money abroad would be more than enough to cover the $85 billion sequester cuts.
Few are asking the hard questions about what security we actually need—and how to keep track of the billions of dollars that the government pours into it.
Why did war hero Chuck Hagel get blocked, while Wall Street crony Jack Lew sailed through?
She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?
A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world and why Washington has no learning curve.
A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.
The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.
In his inaugural speech, the president vowed to engage with other countries so as to "lift suspicion and fear." He should reach out to forge a more sane and sensible relationship with Cuba.