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Video: A record 6 million people -- or 27.2 percent of the population -- are unemployed in Spain, the highest level for the country since it began keeping records in 1976. Read more...
By Marian Wang, ProPublica The federal government must double down on grants to low-income students and dramatically simplify the system of student loans, says a new report by the non-partisan New America Foundation. The report, Read more...
In this morning's weekly address, President Obama highlighted indications of an improving U.S. economy, Five million jobs added, a falling unemployment rate, and his Wall Street reform legislation and gave a glimpse of what is a slowly, but very steadily, brightening financial future for middle-class Americans. Read more...
Between what are seen by many as President Obama’s weak proposals and Mitt Romney’s loving embrace, bankers have little to fear from either administration, and that leaves the rest of America on perilously thin economic ice. Neil Barofsky, who held the thankless job of special inspector general in charge of policing TARP, the bailout’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, joins Bill to discuss the critical yet unmet need to tackle banking reform and avoid another financial meltdown. Read more...
ProPublica Here's our latest explainer video, on the storied history of money in politics. Lyrics follow. Act I: Brown Paper Bags"I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life, I have never profited . I've earned every cent." Read more...

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Bill talks with financial expert Sheila Bair about the lawlessness of our banking system and the prognosis for meaningful reform. Bair was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to chair the FDIC. During the 2008 meltdown, she Read more...
Everybody is now talking about the student debt crisis, but nothing is being done about it. Thanks in large part to the great public amplifier of the Occupy movement, this year’s presidential contenders have been forced to embrace Read more...
You may have given up or forgotten about it, but some states are already using the health reform law to test their own versions of government-run healthcare. In 2014, under the federal health overhaul law, millions of Americans will Read more...
Former Congressman Mark Neumann announced on right-wing talk radio Monday that he was going to run for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. There are a lot of reasons that Mark Neumann is bad for all of us, but these show that he's so far out of the Read more...
So Michelle Rhee hired Hari Sevugan away from the DNC to join her right-wing-in-liberal-clothing organization known as StudentsFirst. Presumably, Hari will rehabilitate the StudentsFirst image which has become irrevocably tainted with the stench Read more...