Former Wall Street executive, financial journalist and Truthdig contributor Nomi Prins tells "Democracy Now!" how a small number of bankers have played critical roles in shaping a century’s worth of financial, foreign and domestic policy in the United States, a series of events that she documents in her new book, "All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power."
An effort to remove the limits on total campaign contributions by a single donor is before the Supreme Court. Progressives predict the elimination will lead to an estimated $1 billion increase in giving over the next seven years by the top 1,219 donors from the 2012 election.
The New York Times reported last week that New York State’s health plans are set to fall 50 percent in cost. Missing from the conversation was the fact that insurance companies, who are driven not by the public’s interest but by profits, still control the market.
Days after the election, Bill Moyers brought together Bob Herbert and Reihan Salam, on the political left and right respectively, to discuss where the United States and its two major political parties are headed.