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Tax cheats stash $2 trillion overseas!

America's biggest companies are playing by their own set of rules. According to a recent report from two major watchdog organizations, our nation's Fortune 500 companies have $2.1 trillion dollars stashed in overseas tax havens.

To put that number in perspective, it's worth noting that the entire federal budget for 2015 was only about $3.8 trillion.

Why the Media isn’t Covering Citizens United

Americans have always been skeptical of corporate power. In fact, this country was founded by a revolt against the biggest corporation of its day - the British East India Company.

You know how conservatives are always going on about how the Boston Tea Party was an example of America’s anti-government roots?

The Billionaire Hypocrisy of Helping the Poor

There's one thing that both progressives and conservatives can agree on, and they can quote both FDR and Ronald Reagan on it.

And that is that, "The best welfare program is a job."

FDR extended the idea to say that when there are no jobs, the government should act as an employer of last resort.

Bernanke: Jail the Banksters

President Obama should have thrown the banksters in jail.

That’s more or less what former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said in an interview this weekend with USA Today.

Bernanke doesn’t get off totally scot-free here.

"The market has become tilted..."

It seems like the most popular word in this election cycle is 'inequality,' but we need more than talk to narrow the great divide between the haves and have-nots in our nation.

According to a recent article by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, the pro-corporate elite have rigged the system against us, and it's going to take the majority of us standing together to change the system.

Alabama Toughens Rules for Voting While Black

If you live in Alabama and need to register to vote before the 2016 presidential election, it just got a little harder, especially if you live in any of the counties where black Americans make up more than 75% of the registered voting population.

Because due to "budget constraints" - 31 DMV offices are losing their driver's licenses examiners.

Seditious McCarthy Shouldn’t be Speaker

The scramble is on for who’s going to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House, and one man has emerged as the clear frontrunner: California congressman Kevin McCarthy.

McCarthy is currently the House Majority Leader and thus the second ranking Republican in Congress after Boehner - he is very much part of the GOP establishment.

We CAN make the switch to clean energy.

'It can be done.' That's the take away from a new report that says our world can make the switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

That new analysis, called “World Energy Revolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook 2015”, was produced by Greenpeace, in collaboration with researchers from the German Aerospace Center.

The Pope Says Greed Is Not Good

In 1987 the film "Wall Street" summed up the general feeling in Reagan's America with Gordon Gecko's legendary speech that hinged on one phrase.

"Greed is Good."

That became the private mantra for vulture capitalists and hedgefund managers through to today - and it made a catchy case for "trickledown" Reaganomics.

But that film didn't invent the idea - it just spelled it out.

Super PACs have already spent 50 times what they did in 2012.

The last two presidential election cycles broke every campaign spending record in history, but the 2016 race is shaping up to blow those two out of the water.

Finally - A CEO Goes to Jail for Killing People

On Monday, a federal jury sentenced the former owner of the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America to 28 years in prison for his role in one of the largest salmonella outbreaks in U.S. history.

The outbreak happened in 2008 and 2009. It was blamed for nine deaths and hundreds of cases of salmonella, and it triggered one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history.

The Republican Insurgency against the Judicial Branch

Our country is in the midst of a full-blown “politically-motivated” judicial crisis.

That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Alliance for Justice, a watchdog group located right here in Washington, DC.

We must keep Walker away from the White House!

Scott Walker doesn't just want to wage war on unions, he wants to destroy the agency in charge of protecting workers' rights.

According to a plan released by Walker's presidential campaign, the Wisconsin governor wants to create a national right-to-work law and eliminate the National Labor Relations Board.

Will this be the worst El Nino in 65 years?

Droughts … floods... heatwaves... you don't have to be an expert to see that 2015 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year when it comes to extreme weather. And, according to the experts, it's only going to get worse.

The Wall Street Journal's Attempt to Take Down Bernie Sanders Backfired

Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton in early primary states, and he's gaining on her in national polls.

And major media outlets are starting to treat Senator Sanders seriously, but not necessarily with complete honesty.

Take for example Laura Meckler's article in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week.

Latest Headlines

One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

The Iowa caucus convener flipped a coin. Bernie Sanders supporters called "heads" and it landed on tails.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sanders was at 61 percent support in the University of Massachusetts Lowell/7News poll, followed by Mrs. Clinton, at 30 percent

Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations

A Progressive Economy Can Rebuild America!

Regardless of which presidential candidate you vote for in November, you might want to take a second look at progressive economic policies.

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