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Elizabeth Warren outlines the fight ahead for Progressives at Netroots Nation 2014

One of my favorite people in the whole world, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, dropped by the Netroots Nation conference yesterday in Detroit to talk about banking reform, the threat of oligarchy, the fight to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and those things that she feels that we, as Progressives, are ready to fight for. […]

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We need to come together the same way we did when we crushed SOPA, and pass the DISCLOSE Act on Monday

As of right now, it looks as though the DISCLOSE Act is set to go before the Senate for a cloture vote on Monday afternoon. If you haven’t done so already, I’d appreciate it if you would join me in signing the petition now. And, if you have the time, it would great if you […]

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Republicans use most recent JPMorgan scandal to demonstrate folly of regulation, instead of criminal corporate behavior

There’s a great piece in the Washington Post today about Republicans in the Senate, and how they seem determined to focus their wrath not on the individuals at JPMorgan who were recently caught engaging in risky, irresponsible stock trades, but on those federal regulators who didn’t somehow foresee these actions and stop them from happening. […]

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Financial reform bill emerges from committee, but is it any good?

I know that a number of consumer groups and unions are coming forward to support the financial reform bill that came out of conference committee on Friday. Among those singing the praises of the bill is Elizabeth Warren, the woman who heads the congressional panel overseeing the government’s bailout of American banks, whom I quote […]

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Sprouting Populist balls, and going after Wall Street

One good thing to come out of Republican Scott Brown’s election to the Senate a few days ago, is that it seems to have lit a fire under our President. In an abrupt about-face, Obama came out late last week, saying that our unrepentant financial industry had to be reigned in. Distancing himself from Treasury […]

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