Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

CFPB Attorney Who Helped Water Down Payday Lending Rule Operated a High-Cost Auto Lender

Christopher G. Mufarrige ran a Buy Here Pay Here used car lot in Texas before joining CFPB and working on payday lending regulations.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Neal Took Big Bucks From Lobbyists While Killing a Surprise Medical Bills Fix

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) received $54,000 from lobbyists for private equity and pharmaceutical interests that opposed a bipartisan surprise medical billing deal in the weeks after he stymied the deal with a last-minute counterproposal.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump Helps Health Insurers Swell Their Profits

Wall Street investment firms are under the impression that the Trump administration will waive the medical loss ratio requirement on insurers this year, which could allow the companies to pocket an unprecedented windfall of profits beyond what they made in that record-setting first quarter.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Reps Calling for Payday Lender Bailout Get 6x More Money From Payday Lenders

The representatives seek an exemption from loan regulations so that payday lenders can receive funding from the coronavirus relief package meant to bail out small businesses.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Campaign to Overturn Citizens United Keeps Racking Up Wins

Seventeen more Wisconsin communities recently endorsed a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics, bringing the state total of passed referendums to 163 and the nationwide total to 820.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

Group Promoting Covid “Liberate” Protests Tied to Hydroxychloroquine Push

"Hydroxychloroquine is the cure!" reads a sign displayed at one of the protests.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

The Democrats Who Want to Bail Out the Oil Industry

Backed by oil and gas PACs, some Democrats are calling on the government to buy oil to support the industry.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Slammed by Trump, Vote-by-Mail Gathers Momentum In States During Pandemic

Despite President Trump’s inveighing against vote-by-mail, many states—including over a dozen led by Republicans—are expanding absentee voting during the pandemic.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Noem Taps Top Career Donor to Conduct Statewide Hydroxychloroquine Study

Sanford Health, the South Dakota governor’s top donor, will offer the drug to coronavirus patients in the state, many of whom are from a meatpacking plant’s immigrant workforce.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems’ Health Insurer Bailout Follows Bundled Checks from the Industry’s Lobbyists

Health insurance lobbyists have collected nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the DCCC so far this cycle.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

Did Joe Pizza Tell Trump About Hydroxychloroquine?

Mr. Pizza, whose wife was serenaded by Trump at Mar-a-Lago, is a hydroxychloroquine dealer.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Pharma-Funded Group Tied to a Top Trump Donor Is Promoting Malaria Drug to the President

Founded by one of Trump's top donors, the Job Creators Network has been pushing Trump to approve the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Dark Money Pours Into Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

In the week before the election, incumbent Daniel Kelly has benefited from a last minute surge in spending by groups with ties to the Judicial Crisis Network.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Seeking Signatures, Ballot Campaigns Face Social Distancing Challenges

Organizers working to gather petition signatures seek to protect public health and safety while qualifying for the November ballot.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Mnuchin’s Fortune Tied to Companies He Can Bail Out

Through his $454 billion bailout fund, Mnuchin can boost the stocks of companies comprising some of his largest investments.

Ban Members of Congress From Lobbying For Life

The massive corporate bailout shows that lobbyists have their grip on Washington. Congress' next ethics reform package needs to slam shut the revolving door.

Opinion
Taxes Primary category in which blog post is published

Avoid Taxes, Receive Federal Bailouts

It’s the common thread among a host of companies lining up to feed on a rescue package.

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