George W. Bush 2.0:” “When he’s forced to get specific, [Romney’s] solution to the practical problem is the standard Republican agenda.”
“His advisors are nearly identical to the ones who staffed the Bush administration, and helped bring the economy to its knees in 2008.”
Speaking of George W. Bush 2.0, a great profile of the ways Bush’s top political operative Karl Rove is trying to buy elections in 2012.
Yesterday’s vote on taxes in the Senate was both democratic and sensible–and it “exposes the true priorities of the Republicans.”
Some relief may be available for Ohioans who have faced wrongful foreclosure.
93-year-old Vivian Applewhite testifies in Harrisburg about how Pennsylvania’s voter suppression law hurts her.
Payday lenders in Missouri have dumped $1.6 million into buying political influence.
“Lowered wages for factory workers push down wages for almost everybody else…This declining purchasing power explains why the recession happened.”
House Democrats introduce a bill to increase the minimum wage to $9.80.
Study: the Medicaid expansion could save lives.
Walmart accused of firing two employees for speaking out.
Do ALEC-backed policies help boost a state’s economic growth? No.
Related: Walgreen’s and GM drop their ALEC membership.
Banking exec Sanford Weill has a change of heart, reviving the debate over “too big to fail” banks.
Neil Barofsky, former TARP inspector general and author of the new book Bailout, says Americans are right to be angry about financial misconduct and the failure to rein in the banks.
Watch: Ezra Klein interviews Barofsky about Wall Street’s power in Washington.