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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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