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Past articles by Sam:

Silicon Valley Campaign Cash Complicates Democrats’ Plan to Break Up Tech Giants

Democratic candidates in key Senate races are outraising their GOP counterparts in campaign cash from the tech industry. → Read More

Senate Democrats Enabled the Biggest Bank Merger Since the 2008 Crash

The proposed purchase of SunTrust by BB&T would create the sixth-largest bank in the U.S. → Read More

Joe Biden's "Bipartisanship" Promotes Republican Agenda

Biden has a long history of backing extremely harmful bipartisan legislation. → Read More

Waiting for Iceland's Brave Stance Against Neoliberalism, 10 Years Later

The narrative of Iceland as standing up to the banks following the 2008 crisis is largely a myth. → Read More

Mulvaney Student Fee Whitewash Benefits Bank of America, US Bank

Mick Mulvaney's leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could be disastrous for college students. → Read More

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Payday Loan Rule Survives GOP Repeal

The rule is centered around the idea short-term, high-interest lenders must try to ensure that borrowers can afford to make payment on their products. → Read More

Trump Calls Kerry Outreach on Iran "Possibly Illegal Shadow Diplomacy"

Trump floated the idea that John Kerry could face criminal charges for lobbying to salvage the Iranian Nuclear Deal. → Read More

Government Accountability Office: Scott Pruitt Illegally Built "Privacy Booth"

Scott Pruitt ran afoul of a 2017 appropriations law and the Antideficiencies Act. → Read More

Trump's Scandal-Plagued Labor Board Will Soon Be Back to Full Strength

Republicans look set this week to fill the vacancy on President Trump's embattled National Labor Relations Board. → Read More

US Schools Disproportionately Punish Black Students, GAO Report Confirms

Black students are even more likely to be punished at charter schools. → Read More

Supreme Court Sides With Cops Who "Shoot First and Think Later"

The doctrine of qualified immunity has been repeatedly invoked to quash litigation brought against police officers. → Read More

With Support of 16 Senate Democrats, Big Banks Will Be Able to Sue if They Don't Like Dodd-Frank Rules

This legislation would relax major post-financial crisis banking regulations. → Read More

Schumer Agrees to Give up Shutdown Fights for Two Years, in Deal That Would Deprive Senate Democrats of Power

Senate Democrats are giving up the their leverage. → Read More

Sessions Vows to Issue Subpoenas in Immigrant-Demonizing Inquest Against "Sanctuary Cities"

There has been no proven link between undocumented immigrants and crime. → Read More

Anti-Immigrant Republicans Rearing Ugly Heads as Dreamer Deadline Looms

The GOP plans to intensify the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. → Read More

Children's Health Insurance Program Set for Five-Year Extension

Congress appears poised to finally ensure millions of children will still receive care. → Read More

Shutdown Aversion Deal Offers Children's Health Insurance Fix for Just Three Months

House Democrats are expected to vote against the deal. → Read More

Though GOP Says Tax Plan Doesn't Favor the Rich, Paul Ryan Ties Reforms to Welfare Cuts

The GOP has been calling for legislation that would add work requirements to food stamps and housing benefits. → Read More

Warren, Sanders Threaten Shutdown if GOP Doesn't "Respect Working People in This Country"

Stand up and demand that Congress represent all of us, not just a handful of campaign contributors. → Read More

Bipartisan Momentum Gathering Behind Dodd-Frank Rollback

Dodd-Frank financial reforms have not yet been revised by Congress since the election of President Trump. → Read More