Why DC's Most Powerful Corporate Lobbying Group Loves the 'Mod Squad'
The House Dems who helped the GOP kill reconciliation bill got more than $3 million from oil, pharma: two industries possibly targeted by the legislation.
Democrats Turned on Cuomo to Protect Systemic Corruption He Leaves Behind
It's great that Cuomo is leaving, but make no mistake: His legacy of lawlessness lives on.
Biden Could Stop Post-Pandemic Foreclosure Crisis—or Repeat Obama's Mistake
New data suggests a promised-but-abandoned initiative could have limited the foreclosure crisis and even kept Donald Trump from being elected.
Could Big Pharma Actually Lose This Fight? It's Biden's Call
Decades after Bernie Sanders first ran bus trips to Canada, President Biden has a bipartisan opportunity to end drugmakers' ability to lock Americans out of lower-priced medicine.
The Government Just Admitted It Doesn't Try to Collect Rich People's Taxes
A new Treasury Department report reveals how few millionaires get audited, with billions of dollars uncollected. Progressive Democrats are demanding a crackdown.
Dolly Parton Is Awesome But This Super Bowl Ad Shows We Live in a Dystopia
Working 9-5? If only. As millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet, Dolly Parton's song is tweaked to glorify the gig economy and a 12-hour workday.
Biden's Wobble on $2,000 Stimulus Is Replay of Obama's "Public Option" Fail
The new president had a front-row seat in watching a bad-faith Republican opposition kill a key health care initiative. Did he learn from that Obamacare retreat?
Can Joe Biden Succeed Where Barack Obama Failed?
If he wants to claim his FDR moment, the new president has a stark choice: make friends or make progress. There are tough lessons for the Left, as well.
McConnell Bragged about Killing Obama Rules. Now Schumer Can Do It To Trump
Republicans used the CRA to repeal 14 Obama administration rules including those designed to strengthen workplace safety, wage, environmental and consumer protection. Democrats can invoke the same law to undo Trump rules.
Bernie Sanders Pulls a McConnell on Mitch McConnell
In a shrewd play for $2,000 stimulus checks, Sanders is leveraging a Pentagon bill to try to secure aid for millions of struggle Americans
As Georgians Starve, Millionaires Perdue, Leoffler Won't Force Relief Vote
Loeffler And Perdue are in position to end this battle right now, but they're backing McConnell's power-play instead.
Beto O'Rourke Frequently Backed Republican Positions
The Texas Democratic hopeful voted for GOP bills that Trump critics say have helped big banks, undermined the fight against climate change and supported the president's anti-immigrant agenda.
Why Does Betsy DeVos's Family Yacht Fly a Foreign Flag?
The education secretary's floating mansion was moored at an Ohio dock but was registered in a Caribbean archipelago.
Trump Targets Payday Loans Rules
The payday lending and title loan industry has been battling the CFPB since Congress created the bureau in 2010—and the fight has intensified since the bureau started crafting rules to regulate short-term lending in 2015.
Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's
If you want a peek at Trump's grandiose infrastructure plan, look at how Indiana rode the privatization of public roads into a ditch.
GOP Helped Texas Chemical Plant Block Safety Rules
Arkema, the company whose Houston-area chemical plant spewed "noxious" smoke on Thursday, successfully pressed Trump administration regulators to delay new safety measures.
How Tax Breaks Help Richest U.S. Colleges Get Richer
Endowment wealth is becoming concentrated in the hands of the few—and universities aren't using it to reduce tuition or widen enrollment.
Some of Wealthiest Universities Are Getting Tax Breaks
Trump promised to make universities' tax breaks contingent on schools' willingness to reduce tuition prices—and lawmakers are now considering bills to do just that.
New Bill Presses Trump To Honor 'Buy America' Campaign
On Friday, Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin will reintroduce legislation requiring billions of dollars of government spending to go only to projects that use American steel.
SEC, Big Pharma Block Drug Pricing Transparency Push
The SEC has allowed pharma CEOS to block shareholder resolutions that seek detail on price increases for major medicines.
Most Lobbying Not Disclosed to Shareholders: Report
A new study finds that just 12 percent of publicly traded corporations in the S&P 500 disclose lobbying expenditures.
Trump Economic Team Filled With Corporate, Koch Allies
The president's roster of economic advisers will oversee policies that affect their former employers.
Sinclair, CBS Expect Media Consolidation Under Trump
Trump's deregulatory push could target rules that prevent companies from owning too many media properties.
Colorado Fracking Suit Pits State Vs. Community
Colorado's attorney general—who has received fossil fuel industry donations—is suing to block local restrictions on fracking.
GOP Targets States' Retirement Plans for Workers
The sponsors of the House-endorsed bill have been heavily supported by donations from the finance industry.
Puzder Owes Millions to Bank Seeking Labor Waiver
Labor nominee would be in a position, if confirmed, to decide whether UBS can continue to manage billions in assets after admitting to helping customers evade taxes.
Cuomo Complicates Dems' Efforts as Party of Drug Reform
The possible 2020 presidential hopeful opposes recreational marijuana legalization but has received support from the alcohol industry throughout his career.
Warren: Wall Street Supports Proposed Fiduciary Rule
The pending regulation would force Wall Street firms to put clients' financial interests above their own, but Trump could end up killing it before it's ever implemented by Congress.
Corporate CEOs Bullish on Revenue Growth Under Trump
Earnings calls from multiple industries feature excitement over the prospect of lower taxes, less regulation.
Obama Ethics Rule Unenforced in Trump White House
Still-valid regulation bars federal officials from participating in government business affecting their former employers for their first two years.