Dennis Kelleher, founder of Better Markets, talks about the nonprofit organization's effort to protect the public interest on Wall Street.
Despite Trump's campaign vow to "drain the swamp" of lobbyists and special interests, Washington's influence industry is alive and well—and growing.
The Office of Government Ethics overturns an internal policy prohibiting White House staffers from receiving funds from unidentified lobbyists.
Of 16 people tapped for science leadership roles in the federal government, seven have ties to industries they would regulate or help fund.
The administration continues to quietly hire political staffers, and many of them are now regulating industries they previously worked for.
Legislators pre-empt an ordinance that would have gradually raised the local base pay from the state's level of $7.70 an hour to $11.
ProPublica and The New York Times identify more possible conflicts of interest among White House appointees.
Amid Democratic silence, Sen. Bernie Sanders is winning praise for condemning what environmental groups call a "giveaway to oil and gas interests."
Cigarette companies that supported the president's campaign are gaining crucial political victories under his administration, even as tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death.
In the second part of their recent conversation, the renowned intellectual (left) tells the Truthdig columnist how the banking, fossil fuel and tech sectors profit from taxpayer dollars.