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The Invisibility of U.S. Oligarchs: The Case of Penny Pritzker

Apparently it’s other countries, not the U.S., that have oligarchs.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE


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Obama Outlines Climate Change Plan, Weiner Leads Comeback Race, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including PolitiFact considers possible outcomes for Wednesday’s Supreme Court same-sex marriage decisions and “The Daily Show’s” John Oliver takes aim at the media and the government over whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Carolyn Kaster

Obama Did It for the Money

The president has chosen to fill two key Cabinet positions dealing with business practices with people who specialized in financial rip-offs.

Posted on May 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Penny Pritzker, Barack Obama’s ‘Fairy Godmother’

Obama was an inconsequential lawmaker in the Illinois Senate when his future pick to be U.S. secretary of Commerce introduced him to titans of the finance industry and raised three-quarters of a billion dollars toward his presidential election, investigative reporter Greg Palast tells us.

Posted on May 4, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Carolyn Kaster

Obama Selects Billionaire Campaign Backer as Commerce Secretary

Barack Obama has once again dropped all pretenses of being a progressive president by nominating Penny Pritzker—a major campaign contributor with a personal fortune estimated at $1.85 billion and a history of dogging bank regulations—to head the Commerce Department.

Posted on May 2, 2013 READ MORE


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