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The Surreal Politics of a Billionaire’s Tax Loophole

psmag.com — For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street excesses too hard, lest the deep-pocketed financial industry throw all its resources to Republicans.

How Washington Blew Its Best Chance to Fix Immigration

propublica.org — not long after Donald Trump attacked an Indiana-born judge because he was "Mexican," I went to go see Representative Raúl Labrador in the Longworth Office Building on Capitol Hill. Labrador, an Idaho Republican, cuts an unusual profile in Washington.

How Republicans Lost Their Best Shot at the Hispanic Vote

nytimes.com — In June, not long after Donald Trump attacked an Indiana-born judge because he was "Mexican," I went to go see Representative Raúl Labrador in the Longworth Office Building on Capitol Hill. Labrador, an Idaho Republican, cuts an unusual profile in Washington.

The Surreal Politics of a Billionaire's Tax Loophole

truth-out.org — For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street excesses too hard, lest the deep-pocketed financial industry throw all its resources to Republicans.

The Surreal Politics of a Billionaire's Tax Loophole

longislandpress.com — Hillary Clinton has gone even further than Donald Trump in promising to kill a tax break that benefits some of the wealthiest people in finance. One might reasonably expect Clinton's campaign contributions from private equity to suffer as a result of this stance, and for the money to flow overwhelmingly to the Republicans, as it did in the last presidential election.

Why are private equity titans giving all their campaign money to Hillary Clinton?

scroll.in — For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street excesses too hard, lest the deep-pocketed financial industry throw all its resources to Republicans.

Live at Truthdig: How Can We Fix the Disconnect Between Our Workers and Our Political System? | Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

truthdig.com — Throughout this unprecedented election season, there has been increased attention on a critical problem facing the United States: income inequality. Initially championed by Bernie Sanders during his bid for president, it's now an issue garnering responses from presidential campaigns and down-ticket candidates on both sides of the aisle.

Clinton Vows To Close Billionaire Tax Loophole, So Why Is She Still Receiving Their Support?

mintpressnews.com — Hillary Clinton has gone even further than Donald Trump in promising to kill a tax break that benefits some of the wealthiest people in finance. So why are private equity titans giving all their campaign money to Clinton?

Mitt Romney’s Rich Backers Turn to Hillary Clinton

thedailybeast.com — Surreal Shift For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street excesses too hard, lest the deep-pocketed financial industry throw all its resources to Republicans.

The Surreal Politics of a Billionaire’s Tax Loophole

propublica.org — How politics and government really work, and why they don't. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street excesses too hard, lest the deep-pocketed financial industry throw all its resources to Republicans.
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Sep 24, 2016

RT @jeffhauser: We need to integrate antitrust analysis with traditional auditing principles. Cc: @retheauditors @mattyglesias https://t.co/A8l7KX2qOu

Sep 24, 2016

Something to keep in mind in regard to FB overstating metrics for its video ads: it and Google absorbed ALL growth in mobile ad $$ last yr.

Sep 24, 2016

Here's the big study showing Charlotte & Baltimore as dead last among 100 cities for social mobility for poor kids:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/upshot/an-atlas-of-upward-mobility-shows-paths-out-of-poverty.html 

Sep 24, 2016

@LeeHendy @nickspencer Obama did better than Kerry w/ WWC in much of OH, WI, IA, PA, MI, and did even worse than him in Appalachia/South.

Sep 24, 2016

@nickspencer @LeeHendy bc they're voting for TRUMP. Just like the Brexit voters were more a focus than Remain. Sorry, but that's the story.

Sep 24, 2016

@nickspencer @LeeHendy Oh, definitely. But point is, there was still plenty ground for Hillary to lose, in northern states. And she is.

Sep 24, 2016

@nickspencer @LeeHendy It's right there in the #. There's no way Trump would be close in OH, IA w/o it, given his loss of upscale whites.

Sep 24, 2016

@LeeHendy @nickspencer Yes. Obama's support from non-college whites in OH, PA, IA, WI was quite strong. Clinton is lagging him among them.

Sep 24, 2016

@LeeHendy @nickspencer Would that include the many who voted for Barack Hussein Obama? Because they exist, in not-insignificant numbers.

Sep 24, 2016

@LeeHendy @nickspencer This isn't true. In northern states Obama did far better with non-college whites than realized. There's room to lose.


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