ProPublica Report Has Congress Rethinking How to Tax Superrich

A report showing that the richest Americans, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett, pay almost no taxes has refocused attention on the tax code.

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The Native Scholar Who Wasn’t

More than a decade ago, a prominent academic was exposed for having faked her Cherokee ancestry. Why has her career continued to thrive?

#black-people, #cherokee-indians, #krug-jessica-a, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #tenure, #warren-elizabeth

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Elizabeth Warren on What We Get Wrong About Inequality

The senator also discusses housing policy, child care costs, billionaires and more.

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Elizabeth Warren Grapples With Presidential Loss in New Book

In “Persist,” the Massachusetts senator delves into gender issues and her own shortcomings after her failed bid for the Democratic nomination.

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C.E.O. Pay Remains Stratospheric, Even at Companies Battered by Pandemic

While millions of people struggled to make ends meet, many of the companies hit hardest in 2020 showered their executives with riches.

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Tribes Want Medals Awarded for Wounded Knee Massacre Rescinded

Native Americans are stepping up efforts to pressure Congress to revoke Medals of Honor awarded for the killings of Sioux, including unarmed women and children, at Wounded Knee.

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A Year After Ending Her Presidential Bid, Warren Wields Soft Power in Washington

The progressive Democrat’s proposals for taxing the rich will take center stage as talks on paying for an infrastructure bill ramp up.

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Warren Revives Wealth Tax, Citing Pandemic Inequalities

A tax on the net worth of America’s wealthiest individuals remains popular with voters, but has yet to be embraced by President Biden.

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Private Equity Firms Are Piling On Debt to Pay Dividends

Dividend recaps, a kind of borrowing long condemned for loading up companies with debt for the benefit of their private equity owners, has surged.

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Bidenomics 101: Inside the White House’s Plans to Bring Jobs Back

In public and private, Biden and his advisers have signaled some dramatic interventions to revive U.S. manufacturing. Will they really happen?

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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Hearing Aids Could Use Some Help

The vital medical devices could be inexpensive and available over the counter. But efforts have stalled under the F.D.A.

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When Churches Rescue Americans From Crushing Covid

Churches are doing what politicians have been unable to do, rescuing Americans from crushing medical bills.

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The 46th: Progressive Democrats’ Next Moves Under Biden

In the first episode of this special pre-Inauguration series from “The Argument,” Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and “Sway” host Kara Swisher join the debate.

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What Biden’s Election Could Mean for Student Loans

The incoming administration has proposed a series of changes that could affect more than 42 million student loan borrowers. Here’s what to expect.

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Progressives Press Biden to Limit Corporate Influence in Administration

As the president-elect begins making personnel choices, the left of the Democratic Party is demanding ethics rules that would ban lobbyists and some consultants.

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Bill Gates, Elizabeth Warren, Killer Mike and More Will Speak at the DealBook Online Summit

Bill Gates, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Jamie Dimon, Masayoshi Son, Killer Mike and more will join us.

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Progressives’ Wish List for Biden Starts With Warren and Sanders

The Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats, two of the left’s most prominent groups, are calling on the president-elect to appoint progressive allies to 13 key government positions.

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Treasury Secretary Warren? Progressives Line Up to Press Their Agenda on Biden

With control of the Senate unclear, liberal Democrats are trying to figure out how to achieve their policy goals through the White House.

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Warren and Other Democrats Push ‘Fundamental’ Reform of Capitalism

A move by senators suggests a new priority: moving corporate America away from a focus on shareholders.

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In Building Economic Team, Biden Faces Tug From Left and Center

The Democratic nominee is seeking to balance experience and diversity in preparing a team for a potential administration if he wins in November.

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Senate Bill Would Outlaw Bank Discrimination for the First Time

Democrats unveiled a proposal to close a loophole in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after a New York Times report on obstacles faced by customers.

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Why These Millionaires Are Staying Put Despite a New Tax on Them

The reason has little to do with money. Family and community ties keep them from leaving their state.

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How to Fix the Postal Service

Even as it becomes a focus of debate in a sharply partisan election year, the agency is crippled by economic forces outside its control. But a number of proposals, new and old, could chart a path forward.

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Ocasio-Cortez and Warren Pull Out of New Yorker Festival

The two standard-bearers of the left said they would skip the annual event in solidarity with The New Yorker Union, which plans a digital picket line.

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Trump’s Reality TV Show Would Like You to Forget About Reality for a While

Until Nov. 4, to be precise.

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DNC Schedule, Streaming: What Time do Barack Obama and Kamala Harris Speak?

Kamala Harris and Barack Obama will headline the third night of the convention on Wednesday.

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What Does the Democratic Party Stand for?

Nearly four years after Hillary Clinton’s loss, it’s still hard to tell.

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The ‘Rage Moms’ Democrats Are Counting On

As millions of American families face an uncertain start to the school year, the anger of women who find themselves expected to be teacher, caregiver, employee and parent is fueling a political uprising.

#child-care, #presidential-election-of-2020, #warren-elizabeth, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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How the Democrats Are Lining Up Their Convention Speakers

Prime-time keynote speeches will feature Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday and Barack Obama on Wednesday before Joe Biden’s acceptance address on Thursday.

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The Wallets of Wall Street Are With Joe Biden, if Not the Hearts

Through donations, finance executives played a critical role in helping Joe Biden turn his campaign around. They’ve mostly grown to like him, if not love him.

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Elizabeth Warren’s Journey on Race Is a Preview of Her Party’s

From an all-white sorority in college to being among the most racially progressive white politicians on the national stage, her path could help the Biden campaign understand where many voters are today.

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Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties

Many of his aides and close allies are veteran Washington hands who have profited from advising big corporations. The Sanders-Warren wing of the party is not happy.

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Karen Bass, Susan Rice Rise As Biden’s Search for V.P. Nears End

Two women, Representative Karen Bass and Susan Rice, the former national security adviser, are among the most formidable contenders on Joe Biden’s list.

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The Real Reason Biden Is Winning? He’s a Man

It’s a lot easier to run a cautious, inoffensive campaign when you’re not up against a culture of misogyny.

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The Battle for Joe Biden

He’s not listening to Twitter. So who does have the candidate’s ear?

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How United Are Democrats? A 96-0 Data Point Offers a Hint

Polling shows Biden is not facing any serious defections from his left flank.

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How the Trump Campaign Is Drawing Obama Out of Retirement

More than three years after his exit, the 44th president of the United States is back on a political battlefield he longed to leave.

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Biden Is Getting a Lot of Advice on His V.P. Here’s What Voters Think.

A large majority of voters say race should not be a factor in his decision, and none of the best-known candidates has emerged as a favorite.

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Place Your Bets on Biden’s V.P.

Plus, a Supreme Court mystery.

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Who’s in the Running to Be Joe Biden’s Vice President?

Here are 12 women who are under serious consideration by Mr. Biden, and why each might be chosen — and might not be.

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What’s Facebook’s Deal With Donald Trump?

Mark Zuckerberg has forged an uneasy alliance with the Trump administration. He may have gotten too close.

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Inside Biden’s Vice-Presidential Search: Who’s on the List and Where It Stands

The search committee is conducting interviews and seeking private documents, and prospects like Val Demings and Keisha Lance Bottoms are getting a closer look as political currents influence the search.

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Save Us From Trump 2.0

Would choosing Elizabeth Warren as his running mate solidify Joe Biden’s left flank?

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Senators Seek Answers on Coronavirus Protections at Guantánamo Bay

In a letter, they asked the Pentagon how the military is safeguarding troops and prisoners from an outbreak of Covid-19 given the base’s limited health care facilities.

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Elizabeth Warren to Hold Big-Dollar Fund-Raiser for Joe Biden

Ms. Warren, in the mix for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination, had made opposition to fund-raising events with big donors a central part of her own presidential bid.

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Two Very Different Democrats: What a Biden-Warren Ticket Might Be Like

If Joe Biden selects Elizabeth Warren as his running mate, the ticket would be a marriage of contrasting policy ideas and governing philosophies unlike any in decades.

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Elizabeth Warren Knows What Joe Biden Needs in a Vice President

If Biden wants to win the White House and govern like a New Dealer, Warren is his indispensable partner.

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Kamala Harris Is Weighing Her Next Step. Could It Be Vice President?

The California senator is considered a potential running mate for Joe Biden. But unlike other possible contenders, she has avoided making a pitch for the ticket.

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Senators Want to Know if Amazon Retaliated Against Whistle-Blowers

Democratic senators sent a letter to the company asking for more details after it fired four employees who raised health concerns about its warehouses.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #senate, #warren-elizabeth, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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