This post first appeared at Mother Jones. Hillary Clinton has received a lot of campaign money from the financial industry over the years, and after she left the State Department she gave several lucrative speeches to Goldman Sachs and other big banks. As Michael Hirsh puts it, this has given her a reputation for being "more than a little cozy" with Wall Street. But is she?
- February 9, 2016
- February 4, 2016With our corrupted campaign finance system, elected officials design policy with special-interest money in mind.
- September 28, 2015The senator spoke at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate last night about what Martin Luther King, Jr. called "the inseparable twin of racial injustice" -- economic injustice.
- July 21, 2015This week marks the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank, the complicated legislation designed to reform Wall Street after the financial crisis. Five years later, the debate still rages.
- June 23, 2015The Senate is taking up trade legislation today, but labor federation warns: "Fast Track has gotten even worse since the House got its hands on it."
- June 11, 2015There are few people in Congress who criticize big Wall Street banks more than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) does. And JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon found his match.
- June 3, 2015If Senator Sanders is a crackpot, so are these Minnesotans and the majority of Americans.