Revealing the Secret Teams Tasked With Gutting Public Protections

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By Bret Thompson, Public Citizen The Trump Administration’s legislative record has been nearly as contradictory as the rest of Donald Trump’s presidency. He’s (falsely) claimed to having passed more legislation in less time than any other president in history “with the exception of FDR.” While...
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Murphy Oil May Be the Last Workers’ Rights Case the Supreme Court Has the Opportunity to Consider

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By Celine McNicholas, Economic Policy Institute Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed its brief in NLRB v.Murphy Oil, which will be argued in the Supreme Court in October. The case will determine whether mandatory arbitration agreements with individual workers that prevent...
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Well, Well, Wells Fargo! Poster Child for Defending CFPB, Dodd-Frank

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG As the big Wall Street banks, payday lenders and other opponents of consumer protection intensify pressure on Congress to weaken financial reform and gut the CFPB like a fish, reports of further Wells Fargo malfeasance serve as a warning that the Consumer Financial...
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Payday Lenders Have a Pal at the White House

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By Jim Lardner, Americans for Financial Reform During a recent appearance on “Meet the Press,” unofficial Trump advisor Corey Lewandowski called forthe removal of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. His statement seemed to come out of nowhere, prompti...
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