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Former President Bill Clinton during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

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Former President Bill Clinton during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

Bill Clinton: Corporate Tax Reform, for Starters

Bill Clinton is nothing if not pragmatic. On the debate about illegal immigration, he says: “A lot of those people are here anyway, and if you legalize them they will pay taxes… and you will have more balance.” “I think...

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Frank: High-Frequency Trading Deserves Congressional Hearings

Flash: Former House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank says Congress should hold hearings into high-frequency trading to see if the “transformative” technology has out-stripped the federal government’s regulations intended to police it. “I think there should be serious inquiries,” the...

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. on Aug. 30, 2013

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. on Aug. 30, 2013

Koch Brothers Anonymous to Most

Most Americans say they never have heard of the fifth and sixth richest men in the world, brothers David and Charles Koch, worth a combined $100 billion. Yet their political operation has aired more TV ads early in the 2014...

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.

Lew: Financial Reforms Unfinished

Here comes a full-Cabinet press on what the president calls the defining challenge of our time, the widening income inequities that are darkening the American Dream. In this installment, the message is all about pressing to finish the reforms of...

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Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest, masked as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, take part in a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the movement in New York, Sept. 17, 2012.

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Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest, masked as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, take part in a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the movement in New York, Sept. 17, 2012.

Romney’s Wall Street Romp — Obama’s Courthouse Stomp

Wall Street outdid the legal profession in raising money for Republican Mitt Romney, making him the first major-party presidential nominee in at least two decades who didn’t rely on lawyers as his biggest source of funding. The BGOV Barometer shows...

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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

Wall Street Hedged No Election Bets

With Republicans angry about the financial regulations pushed through by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, the securities and investment industry was the only major source of campaign contributions to switch sides in 2012 compared with 2008, giving a record...

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House after they and 13 other bank heads met with President Barack Obama in this file photo.

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House after they and 13 other bank heads met with President Barack Obama in this file photo.

Wall Street to Washington: Seriously — Get it Together, Bankers Say

The titans of Wall Street have a message for their counterparts in Washington: Knock it off. Fifteen bank chiefs, including JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs Group, fired off a letter to President Barack...

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