Dean Baker

Center for Economic and Policy Research

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Bernie Sanders has promised to break up the country’s biggest financial institutions during his first year in office.

Can Bernie Sanders Break Up the Big Banks?

Bernie Sanders has promised to break up the country’s biggest financial institutions during his first year in office.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Wall Street, the banks, business and organized labor are all waiting to see if Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates tomorrow.

The Federal Reserve, the Economy and You

Wall Street, the banks, business and organized labor are all waiting to see if Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates tomorrow.

from To the Point

Public workers may not be getting the retirement pay they've traditionally been guaranteed by contracts, laws and state constitutions.

Are Government Workers Facing a Broken Promise?

Public workers may not be getting the retirement pay they've traditionally been guaranteed by contracts, laws and state constitutions.

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

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