After public outcry, the Biden administration backed off on a bankruptcy case that could lead to student loan forgiveness. But the president is fighting against student debtors on many other fronts, despite Biden’s campaign promise.
Julia Rock is a reporter for the Lever.
Fossil fuel industry groups always emphasize how many jobs rely on oil and gas drilling. A new study shows they’re lying.
After widespread anger at news that the Biden administration was trying to block a court ruling that could protect people with student debt, the administration has abruptly withdrawn its opposition. It’s a victory for everyone fighting for student loan forgiveness.
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.
Federal officials are approving fossil fuel projects that enrich shareholders, fleece customers, and exacerbate the climate crisis.
Rhode Island has long been one of the most corrupt and machine-driven states in America. A new left movement is trying to change that — but they can’t agree on how.
After his failed 2020 presidential run, Pete Buttigieg started a dark money group. It hasn’t disclosed its donors as promised.
The pipeline giant Enbridge is making a novel argument in defense of jacking up consumer prices: the climate crisis is heating up, so Enbridge needs to make higher profits now.
In her confirmation hearings, Amy Coney Barrett feigned ignorance of dark money groups. But she should be very familiar with such groups: new documents show that dark money bankrolled her Supreme Court nomination.
Lawmakers and corporate lobbyists stymied recent proposed legislation to protect employees’ jobs when they flee an unsafe workplace — exactly the kind of protection that could have saved the Amazon workers who died at work during tornadoes over the weekend.
New York is one of the few states without an independent office to fight for ratepayers’ rights against utility companies. With her recent veto of proposed legislation to create such an office, Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to keep it that way.
The current conversation about inflation serves corporate interests.
Corporate Democrats like Senator Kyrsten Sinema saved Big Pharma $450 billion by watering down the party’s drug pricing plan.
Workers’ retirement savings are being used to bankroll oil and gas companies’ climate destruction.
The Republican-led Congressional Budget Office is using gimmicks and fuzzy math to “prove” that the richest country on Earth can’t afford a decent welfare state.
House Democrats say they aren’t sabotaging their party’s drug pricing plan. But their recent donation hauls from Big Pharma suggest otherwise.
The health insurance industry is spending big to halt efforts to expand Medicare benefits — and running false ads claiming Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin are protecting seniors rather than privatizing Medicare.
For the poor and working class, Joe Manchin demands work requirements for child tax credits. Yet for the rich, he’s happy to support — and personally benefit from — work-free income.
Joe Biden’s health secretary Xavier Becerra has called on the feds to limit pharmaceutical price gouging in the past. But now that he is in a position to actually lower drug prices, he’s dragging his feet.
Rahm Emanuel ended his two terms as Chicago mayor in complete disgrace. Lucky for him, Washington welcomed him back into the fold with open arms — after business interests quietly funneled him millions to push their agenda.