David Dayen


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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While nobody was looking, the House Speaker resolved major end-of-the-year policy deals. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read more


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The Progressive Caucus is threatening to vote down a drug pricing bill important to Nancy Pelosi. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have backed them up. Read more

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A payday lending CEO appears to have reversed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on a critical rule. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: Can a Senate trial stop the Trump judges from being confirmed? Read more



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The Lower Drug Costs Now Act, with its critical gaps and questionable strategy, is a microcosm of how House Democratic leaders have done policy all year. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Today on TAP: The consulting firm suggests cutting food and medical care for immigrants in detention Read more


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Axios’s lead sponsor-enabler Mike Allen leads a ‘hometown’ discussion presented by the giant recidivist bank. Read more

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Why the Prospect needs your support on Giving Tuesday Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: The presidential candidate’s entry calls off one of the nation’s largest news outlets from investigative coverage Read more


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United for Respect

United for Respect—an organization of, by, and for retail workers—builds support for better pay, fairer hours, and dignity on the job. Read more

Working in America

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The event gathers everyone in the tax policy world to mix and mingle. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Responding to Congress, they make clear that forced arbitration gives them the means to sidestep the law. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: Blackstone wraps up its Wall Street rental scheme Read more


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His interventions in the presidential race are music to the ears of the wealthy and powerful. Read more


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A Capitol Hill event from the social media giant gives lawmaker staffs direct access to executives. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A new paper makes the case that financial regulators are ignoring the significant risks from a warming planet and even from efforts to green the economy. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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A new proposed rule would allow ‘rent-a-bank’ schemes that could permit unlimited interest rates on loans as long as they come via a chartered bank Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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She got caught in a policy duel with herself, and was late to understanding how important health care is to the Democratic base. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Jessica Scarane, a tech industry veteran, has filed to face Coons in the primary. Read more


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Today on TAP: The misguided rush to pass the USMCA Read more


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