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FreedomWorks president and CEO Matt Kibbe. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
July 31, 2014 | Blog

Internal records show how a Switzerland-based businessman oversaw millions in contributions to the tea party group. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig delivers a TED talk: "We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim"
July 29, 2014 | Blog

The group will spend $12 million during the midterms to support reform candidates. Continue reading

Henry Rivera sells peanuts during the Los Angeles Dodgers' Opening Day baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium, Monday, April 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 28, 2014 | Blog

Seasonal concession workers at AT&T Park finally got the contract they wanted and more about the Obamacare inside information that may have been illegally leaked by a Capitol Hill staffer to the SEC. Continue reading

A sign at the recent #NHRebellion march in which activist Lawrence Lessig and many others walked across the stateto kick off a campaign to get big money out of politics.
July 24, 2014 | Blog

This addition to your web browser won’t let you forget the extent to which monied interests own Congress. Continue reading

protesters, people clapping, celebration, election
July 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, organized people versus organized money: the battle continues. Watch the full show » Continue reading

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his nomination acceptance speech at the state's Democratic Convention, in Melville, N.Y., Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 23, 2014 | Blog

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has become the biggest beneficiary of a state’s campaign finance regulation loophole that he had pledged to close. Continue reading

Bill Moyers headhshot on set
June 16, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Why haven’t any big bankers been prosecuted for their role in the housing crisis that led to the Great Recession? Bill has some ideas. Continue reading

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the United States, prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades. June 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
June 13, 2014 | Money & Politics

As the 2008 financial crisis showed the public can pay a steep price for this two-way dependence. Continue reading

Anat Admati
June 13, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Our banks are larger than before the 2008 crash and they’re still living dangerously, economist Anat Admati tells Bill. Continue reading

Anat Admati at a TEDx Stanford talk, 2014
June 12, 2014 | Blog

In a recent TedX talk, Stanford economist Anat Admati likens Wall Street executives and financial analysts to the emperor in the memorable children’s fairy tale. Continue reading

Jerry Miller, of Georgetown, Texas, looks over a rifle at the National Rifle Association's annual convention on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
June 12, 2014 | Blog

How did a firearm safety and training organization turn into one of America’s largest and most influential lobbying groups? Continue reading

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2014 | Blog

Dave Brat spent much of his campaign slamming both parties for being in the pocket of “Wall Street crooks” and DC insiders. Continue reading

A members of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra play as they join in a protest against Wal-Mart on Black Friday, Nov 23, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Wal-Mart employees and union supporters are taking part in today's nationwide demonstration for better pay and benefits. A union-backed group called OUR Walmart, which includes former and current workers, was staging the demonstrations and walkouts at hundreds of stores on Black Friday, the day when retailers traditionally turn a profit for the year. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
June 9, 2014 | Blog

Watchdog groups say the US Chamber represents the interests of a select few big industry groups that want to crush worker organizing efforts. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of his interview, economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate tax abuse has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winner has a plan to change that. Watch part one of Bill’s interview with Stiglitz » Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, Joseph E. Stiglitz talks about how growing up in Gary, Indiana inspired him to become an economist. Continue reading

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