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Hillary Clinton criticizes Obama's foreign policy doctrine

Maggie Haberman reports for Politico:

‘[...] Obama’s foreign policy doctrine as a whole has been slammed as too slow to respond, too passive instead of proactive, especially as crises have unfolded everywhere from Ukraine to the Gaza Strip. 283 more words


Former Clinton advisor: How Democrats lost their way chasing Wall Street cash

Bill Curry, former White House advisor to Bill Clinton, writes for Salon:

‘[...] In the late ’70s, deregulation fever swept the nation. Carter deregulated trucks and airlines; Reagan broke up Ma Bell, ending real oversight of phone companies. 368 more words


From Public Service to Lobbyist: The Revolving Door Is on Auto Pilot

David Dayden writes for The Fiscal Times:

‘Political debate between the two parties often boils down to whether citizens benefit from government actions. But one group of people always make out handsomely. 180 more words


America Is Ripe For Authoritarianism

CJ Werleman writes for AlterNet:

‘America is on the precipice of a fascist uprising. While liberals have consistently leveled the f-word against opponents on the right, much the same way conservatives have appropriated socialist or Marxist against those on the political left, there is now data showing that proto-fascist movements are on the rise.  217 more words


Michelle Obama bemoans money in politics, then asks donors for "big, fat check"

The Washington Times reports:

First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday night urged Democrats to “dig deep” into their pockets and “write a big fat check” before the midterm elections, but minutes later complained of too much money in politics. 48 more words


Nomi Prins: Dodd-Frank Turns Four and Nothing Fundamental has Changed

Editor’s Note: Nomi Prins is a former managing director at Goldman Sachs and a former senior managing director at Bear Stearns. You can read an abridged version of her remarks at… 46 more words