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Securities and Exchange Commission

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By custom, the Senate minority leader has broad authority to name commissioners to independent agencies. Schumer must select Democrats willing to take on corporate power. Read more

Politics

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The Business Roundtable’s vow to be kinder corporate actors was a fig leaf for building fortresses around management decision making. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The board charged with overseeing the firms that audit corporations has become a cushy landing place for Republican politicos averse to enforcing its rules. Read more

Economic Policy

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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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These government officials—like airport and oil rig workers, like Harvey Weinstein’s employees—need legal protections when they see something wrong. Read more

Impeachment

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Victor Juhasz

Remaking the financial system does not require any new laws. Read more

Day One Agenda

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Urska Velikonja, a law professor, has a scant public record on securities policy matters. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The Senate Minority Leader mismanaged an appointment to the agency last year, keeping a Democratic seat open for months. Will he do the same again? Read more

, Economic Policy

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Republicans have stymied the filling of Democratic seats in independent agencies. There doesn’t appear to be any plan to confront this. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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Rumors of Rob Jackson’s departure would give Wall Street a boost, with anti-regulatory Republicans in complete charge of the agency. Read more

, Economic Policy