Joe Manchin stalled and killed the Build Back Better bill under pressure from big business. He could now support a compromise budget with drug pricing reforms, but the pharmaceutical industry is doing everything it can to make sure he doesn’t.
Andrew Perez is senior editor and a reporter at the Lever covering money and influence.
The world’s second-richest man is using social media to push back against any hint that corporate greed is stoking inflation — and to send a message about his news preferences in the Washington Post, the paper he owns.
Pennsylvania and Oregon election results from last night offer cause for hope for progressives: voters rejected the demands of oligarchs and Democratic elites.
Protesters are peacefully demonstrating outside the homes of Supreme Court justices who are about to overturn Roe v. Wade — and conservatives are demanding the government arrest them.
A new super PAC run by top Democratic consultants just put a quarter of a million dollars behind Texas representative Henry Cuellar, who opposes abortion rights. With Roe v. Wade on the brink of being overturned, it’s unconscionable.
Under the guise of boosting US competitiveness with China, Congress is set to grant another round of massive corporate giveaways. The bill even includes $10 billion for Jeff Bezos’s space venture.
For decades, the American right has eroded the federal right to an abortion, while Democrats have failed to safeguard it. Democrats must now use their power to fund abortion access and protect basic reproductive freedoms.
Joe Biden is considering a highly limited, means-tested student debt forgiveness program. But means-testing is a terrible idea that centrist Democrats are still obsessed with — and will pay a heavy political price for.
Days after workers at two Verizon stores in Washington State voted to unionize, the company fired one of the main organizers without warning.
A super PAC bankrolled by an oil billionaire is trying to crush Nina Turner and boost her opponent, Shontel Brown, in their upcoming Ohio congressional race. It might have something to do with the fact that Turner is a leading proponent of a Green New Deal.
A Democratic consulting firm that works for some of the country’s largest unions was exposed for aiding Amazon’s attempt to crush the Staten Island union drive. Democrats’ consulting class is profiting off both corporate union busters and the labor movement.
Cable news networks are tapping hawkish ex-military officials to analyze the war in Ukraine. Yet they fail to mention these pundits’ ties to defense contractors — and their financial interest in pushing US military intervention.
A super PAC supporting Joe Biden praises him for delivering a big tax break to working-class Americans through the expanded child tax credit — but the White House let that tax credit expire last year.
Pennsylvania lieutenant governor and US Senate candidate John Fetterman supports Medicare for All. So it was only a matter of time before he drew the ire of the ultrawealthy health care capitalists who benefit from our for-profit system.
Verizon workers seeking to unionize in Washington state say the company just brought in executives to intimidate them.
Since Senator Kyrsten Sinema started undermining Democrats’ plan to allow Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices, Big Pharma has been her BFF.
Dark money groups funded by the fossil fuel billionaire Charles Koch are lobbying Supreme Court justices to block the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
Corporate media is running constant, sensationalized stories about shoplifting — while ignoring the food insecurity and generalized desperation that is driving many people to shoplift.
Joe Biden ran for president promising student debt relief. His administration now appears to be doing the opposite, trying to overturn a recent ruling that helps those bankrupted by student loans.
Joe Biden’s refusal to lift COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property restrictions has protected Big Pharma profits and worsened the pandemic. But a new army-developed vaccine isn’t covered by such restrictions — making it easily shareable with the entire world.