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Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand are among the top beneficiaries of Wall Street money, despite their rhetoric about regulating the banking industry. Even as these candidates vocally reject corporate America, their latest fundraising reports show corporate America hasn’t rejected them. The 2020 Democratic presidential race has so far featured a common theme: candidates […]

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The Inter-American Development Bank is quietly circulating an analysis that foresees an up to $48 billion infusion of capital into the Venezuelan economy should President Nicolás Maduro be removed from office. A pair of confidential documents, both called “Venezuela: Challenges and Opportunities,” outlines a four-year plan to open the country’s beleaguered economy to foreign corporations through […]

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<!– –> Immigrants and allies in New York City protested outside JPMorgan Chase offices, calling on its complicity in President Trump’s immigration agenda, particularly through its financing of private immigrant detention centers run by the GEO Group and CoreCivic. (2017/08/02) (Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) As the case backlog in immigration courts swell and detention […]

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This article is part of a series by openDemocracy and the Bretton Woods Project on the crisis of multilateralism. The views expressed are those of the author’s only, and are not necessarily representative of either organisation. In recent years Counter Balance has explored the new wave of large-scale infrastructure projects financed all over the world […]

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Bill to Limit IRS’ Ability to Offer Free Tax Filing Service Is Getting New Scrutiny

April 10, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Get our best stories as soon as they are published. There have been a number of developments since we reported Tuesday that Congress was considering barring the Internal Revenue Service from offering a free tax preparation service that would compete with products such as TurboTax. […]

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