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Lobbyists Bidding to Block Government Regs Set Sights on Secretive White House Office

When Washington lobbyists fail to derail regulations proposed by federal agencies, they often find a receptive ear within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an arm of the White House Office of Management and Budget that conducts much of its business in secret.

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The Increasing Irrelevance of Corporate Nationality

“You shouldn’t get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers,” President Obama said Thursday.

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Income Inequality

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Truthdigger of the Week: Jill Lepore

By attacking “one of the most widely cited and celebrated ideas in modern business,” the Harvard historian confirmed that American capitalists have embraced destruction as a method of progress.

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The Way to Stop Corporate Lawbreaking Is to Prosecute the People Who Break the Law

Who’s really to blame when a big corporation breaks the law? The government thinks it’s the corporation itself. Wrong.

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Net Neutrality

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We decided internet service should reflect the rest of our economy...
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Raising Taxes on Corporations That Pay Their CEOs Royally and Treat Their Workers Like Serfs

Until the 1980s, corporate CEOs were paid, on average, 30 times what their typical worker was paid. Since then, CEO pay has skyrocketed.

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 READ MORE



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Is Rand Paul Right That Dick Cheney Invaded Iraq for Halliburton Profits?

Many commentators have argued that Rand sounds like a leftist, and they have a point.

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Activist Says U.S. Using Terrorism Charges to Stifle Political Dissent

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why is the FBI harassing peace activists in the Midwest? Also: The Sunlight Foundation’s plan to fight money in politics, the mystery of Canada’s vanishing women, and the threat of big data.

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Activist Says U.S. Using Terrorism Charges to Stifle Political Dissent

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why is the FBI harassing peace activists in the Midwest? Also: The Sunlight Foundation’s plan to fight money in politics, the mystery of Canada’s vanishing women, and the threat of big data.

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Viagra Coverage

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Religious Liberty for Corporations

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World in the Grip of Big Agri-Food

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Do Companies Have a First Amendment Right to Track You?

If you think that is a purely academic question, think again.

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Congress for Sale

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Walmart Got $150 Million in Government Subsidies

Nonpartisan watchdog Good Jobs First just released a study showing that federal, state and local officials have awarded $63 billion in subsidies to Fortune 500 companies alone.

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Cable Mergers

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Minimum Wage

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Net Neutrality

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State Department Finally Releases List of ‘Special Government Employees’

Last year, Politico reported that former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had a special arrangement under which she simultaneously worked for the State Department and a corporate consulting firm.

Posted on Feb 1, 2014 READ MORE


Goodbye Net Neutrality, Hello Gilded Age Internet

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Did you hear about the recent federal appeals court ruling that shot down the terribly named net neutrality?
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Freedom Water

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There’s Not Enough Money

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Boeing Wish List

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Xmas

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War on Christmas

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CEO and Worker Pay

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Minimum Wage

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A call to raise the minimum wage.
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Jolly Old Elephant

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Jon Stewart Proves Corporations Are Not People, Once and for All

Wednesday’s “The Daily Show” must have had Wall Street banksters reeling, and with good cause. The late night show host offered his audience a litany of infractions corporations, namely banks, have committed and then used their seeming immunity to actual punishment as proof they are not human.

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The Gentrification of Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

As rising prices in the rest of the beloved Brazilian city are pushing more people to live in shantytowns, they may become unaffordable to lower income residents; Bob Dylan has been charged in Paris for comparing Croats to Nazis; meanwhile, a forthcoming Supreme Court ruling will put the “corporations are people” argument to the test. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE



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As NAFTA Nears 20 and the TPP Nears Birth, the Middle Class Nears Death

As a look at NAFTA’s track record shows, the only beneficiaries from the looming Trans-Pacific Partnership are global corporations. So why is a former community organizer like Barack Obama so hot for trade deals that destroy communities? Easy: He’s living in a new neighborhood now.

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 READ MORE



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The Supreme Court Could Get Even Worse This Term

If the oral arguments conducted the first two weeks of the court’s current term are any indication, the Supreme Court will drift further to the right.

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Care for Green

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Democracy Now!

Truthdigger of the Week: Lori Wallach

This critic of globalization is one of the few voices trying to alert the public to a secretive, ongoing effort to create a legal means for corporations to attack and subvert government.

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 READ MORE


Steve Ballmer Sings His Last Song to Microsoft

The CEO shed tears as he gave his final company-wide employee speech last week at the Key Arena in Seattle.

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Do Any Corporations Anywhere Pay Taxes?

U.S.-based corporations such as Apple and GE have come under fire for (legally) cheating the tax man, and such behavior turns out to be common beyond American borders.

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 READ MORE


Burglar King

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Minimum Wage

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The Perfect Balance

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The Three Biggest Lies About Why Corporate Taxes Should Be Lowered

Instead of spending August on the beach, corporate lobbyists are readying arguments for when Congress returns in September about why corporate taxes should be lowered. But they’re lies. You need to know why so you can spread the truth.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 READ MORE


Middle Out Economy

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Want Food Stamps? Become a Massive Corporation, Says Stephen Colbert

“The Colbert Report” host has figured out a solution to how poor Americans needing food stamps can get them back after the program was removed from the GOP-controlled House’s recently passed farm bill.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Why We Should Stop Subsidizing Sky-High CEO Pay

Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million, according to The New York Times. What’s less well known is that you and I and other taxpayers are subsidizing this sky-high executive compensation.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Corporate Citizenship a Dying Concept

The conviction is new that the exclusive purpose of the business corporation is to profit its professional managers and stockholders.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 READ MORE


GOP Yosemite

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Common Cents

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Supreme Court Warning

The Massachusetts Democrat vocalized concerns that the Supreme Court is being captured by corporate special interest groups during a speech at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy National Convention.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 READ MORE


The Awakening

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