July 12, 2012 -
Before its purchase by Wells Fargo, North Carolina-based Wachovia laundered over $378 billion for illegal drug organizations -- and paid just $160 million in fines. It's part of a broader and disturbing trend in the U.S. banking industry.
May 21, 2012 -
The bipartisan decision to extend the life of the Export-Import Bank of the United States -- which some conservatives have derisively dubbed "Boeing's Bank" -- shows that corporatists retain the upper hand in mainstream U.S. politics.
August 31, 2011 -
Nurses will gather across the U.S. on Thursday, Sept. 1 to urge Congress to tax financial transactions and use the revenue to fund social programs desperately needed amid the ongoing economic crisis.
May 18, 2010 -
In Arkansas' closely-watched primary today for U.S. Senate, the polls and pundits are saying embattled incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) has a big enough lead to win against labor/progressive-backed challenger Bill Halter, maybe by enough points to avoid a runoff.
April 29, 2010 -
Facing South's report last week on a protest last week by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity -- which targeted the Center for Responsible lending, a champion of financial reform, as a symbol of "Wall Street corruption" -- has mad
July 24, 2009 -
Earlier this week, I reported that Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) -- the Blue Dog who has emerged as the leading barrier to the House passing a health care reform bill this summer -- and his personal ties to the health industry.