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The Revolving Door Project (RDP), a project of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), scrutinizes executive branch appointees to ensure they use their office to serve the broad public interest, rather than to entrench corporate power or seek personal advancement.
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The Agency Spotlight tracks appointments to leadership positions at thirty-nine independent federal agencies through the confirmation process and beyond. Additionally, for three agencies — the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — the Spotlight monitors and exhibits key votes.Read More
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The Presidential Power Map classifies bundlers and major donors by their professional and sectoral affiliations to offer the most possible clues about the composition of a presidential candidate’s hypothetical administration.Learn more
May 28, 2020
The Top Revolving Door Jobs for Ex-FTC Lawyers and Economists
The Revolving Door Project’s investigation shows that corporate gigs continue to be the most popular positions for FTC lawyers to take after leaving their posts, and reveals the regularity with which economists and analysts revolve to economic consulting firms that serve corporate interests.
May 27, 2020
What Might a Biden Administration’s Policy Towards India Look Like?
Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has often boasted of his considerable foreign policy experience, having served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and played an active role in the Obama administration’s foreign policy making. Throughout the 2020 primary, however, Biden’s foreign policy agenda rarely featured. A closer look reveals significant cause for concern. While Biden seeks to show that his foreign policy platform would be more progressive than that of Trump’s, his record has weak spots when it comes to far-right Indian nationalism.
May 26, 2020 | The American Prospect
Joe Biden's Friend From JPMorgan Chase
Scher has run all of JPMorgan Chase’s political influence operations since 2008. He is a brotherly and sociable person, but he has worked for two decades to undermine governance by and for the public, rather than private, interest.
May 20, 2020 | Talking Points Memo Cafe
We Can’t Let Him Get Away With It: Trump Chose Wall Street Over Main Street
In an advertisement released earlier this month, the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump PAC, claimed that the Trump administration bailed out big banks via its coronavirus stimulus legislation (the CARES Act), leaving Main Street to suffer the effects of the pandemic. “Trump bailed out Wall Street, not Main Street,” a grim voice-over tells the viewer. President Donald Trump quickly took to Twitter hurling insults at the leaders of the PAC. Soon after, Politifact reported the advertisement’s claim was false, and Facebook subsequently labeled the advertisement “partially false.” But the Lincoln Project’s statement is true by any measure: The Trump administration played a central role in crafting the CARES Act, a piece of legislation that has bailed out Wall Street and not Main Street. The designers of the CARES Act must be held responsible for their actions.
May 24, 2020
Trevor Hunnicutt - Reuters
Months Before Election, Liberal Groups Press Biden On Picks For Economic Posts
May 24, 2020
Miranda Green - The Atlantic
Revenge Of The Obamacrats
May 21, 2020
Alexander Sammon - The American Prospect
Everybody Hates the SBA
May 21, 2020
Perry Bacon Jr. - FiveThirtyEight
How Biden Could Be The Most Liberal President In Modern U.S. History
May 20, 2020
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The Brief: Why the US has most COVID-19 cases?
May 19, 2020
Rick Smith - The Rick Smith Show
The Rick Smith Show 5/19/2020
RDP on Twitter
Then there’s the matter of his hedge fund's Cayman Islands branch. Mnuchin insisted that he did not use it "to avoid paying taxes myself." (No way to know if that’s true, especially now that the IRS is just Trump's political tool) (132/?) https://t.co/rRgIyLoq44
That $100 million was tied up in several properties - “a co-op in New York City, a residence in Southampton, New York, a residence in Los Angeles, California, and $15 million in real estate holdings in Mexico” (131/?) https://t.co/SNXFDPigc4
For more on the practical and political utility of congressional oversight, read our most recent newsletter (160/?) https://t.co/uGO565mtaj
Ideally Congress would have set conditions on the Fed bailouts the first time around so that this couldn't happen. But since that ship has sailed, the least they could do would be call attention to these examples to build pressure for more restraints in the next round (159/?)
It then turned around and bought back its shares, padding Carl Icahn's (notorious raider and one-time Trump advisor) pockets. (158/?)
The Fed recently bailed out HerbaLife (which, as @ddayen points out in today's Unsanitized, one would have thought had been shut down for being an egregious multi-level marketing scheme). (157/?) https://t.co/NITV5eEH4O
While the Trump Admin fails to protect Main Street, particularly business owners of color, the Fed is propping up the portfolios of wealthy investors who are disproportionately white. (14/?) https://t.co/OXArjR5ai6
He has not exactly proven, however, that his word should be trusted. There’s all the lying we’ve previously chronicled. Then there’s the fact that he forgot to disclose $100 million worth of assets until the day of his confirmation hearing (130/?) https://t.co/3hW66yfsJ0
A spokesman for Mnuchin claimed that the entity “held small legacy Goldman Sachs investments” & that it “hasn’t made any new investments since 2002.” We have no way to know if that’s true, so apparently we just have to take his word for it? (129/?) https://t.co/3hW66yfsJ0