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David Dayen

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David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect. His work has appeared in The Intercept, The New Republic, HuffPost, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and more. His first book, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize, was released by The New Press in 2016.

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It sounds bad, but it would likely enable a Democratic president to get rid of an unqualified, anti-regulatory Consumer Financial Protection director immediately. Read more

Law and Justice

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Today on TAP: The weekly roundup, and more fines for misconduct that won’t deter future misconduct Read more

Tap

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Biden told Elizabeth Warren that he ‘got votes’ for her consumer agency creation. No one can remember the specifics. Read more

, Politics

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Automation is an unknown factor in the economy. Concentration is known. Read more

Economic Policy

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But his fifth flirtation with a run may be the most offensive yet. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: The flurry of Golden State legislation, and the man who stopped it until now Read more

Tap

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Democrats want stronger enforcement of labor standards in Mexico. The feared death of a union supporter in Guerrero state does not inspire confidence. Read more

Working in America

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Today on TAP: More bank deregulation from the Trump administration Read more

Tap

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An El Paso, Texas, electric utility is being purchased by an investment fund with deep, undisclosed ties to the big bank. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: Cowed by China, and cash Read more

Tap

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At a labor forum in Los Angeles, real issues faced by workers took center stage over political noise. Read more

Working in America

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Today on TAP: California to get public banks, and a weekly roundup Read more

Tap

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Altria lobbying helped strike down a ban on flavored vaping liquids. Later it bought into Juul. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Stephen Smith has brought an organizer’s mentality to his campaign for governor of West Virginia. He’s not just trying to win an election, but build a movement. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: The misguided rush to judgment on impeachment Read more

Tap

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My fervent hope for many years could be coming true. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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When you tell someone they won’t be punished for their misconduct, they tend to keep doing it. Maybe that finally has ended. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The presidential candidates confirmed to the Prospect that their attorney general would delist cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. Read more

Day One Agenda

The Next Administration: Using Presidential Power for Good Read more

Day One Agenda