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The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) is a national trade union center and the largest federation of unions in the United States.
Alan Mark Grayson (born March 13, 1958) is the United States Representative for and a member of the Democratic Party.
Andrew Peter Napolitano (born June 6, 1950) is the Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Channel, commenting on legal news and trials, and is a syndicated columnist whose work appears in numerous publications, such as Fox News, The Washington Times, and Reason.
Andrew L. "Andy" Stern (born November 22, 1950), is the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Appalachian State University The pronunciation of Appalachian in a Southern U.S. dialect is provided.
Auditing refers to a systematic and independent examination of books, accounts, documents and vouchers of an organization to ascertain how far the financial statements present a true and fair view of the concern.
Bank of America (abbreviated as BofA) is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Barnett "Barney" Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013.
The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution.
Ben Shalom Bernanke (born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014.
Earl Benjamin "Ben" Nelson (born May 17, 1941) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 37th Governor of Nebraska from 1991 to 1999 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 2001 to 2013.
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont.
William J. "Bill" Posey (born December 18, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for, serving in Congress since 2009.
A board of governors is the board of directors of a public entity or nonprofit organization.
The Boston Tea Party (initially referred to by John Adams as "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston") was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773.
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
The Campaign for Liberty (C4L) is a political organization founded by twelve-term United States Congressman Ron Paul.
A central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages a state's currency, money supply, and interest rates.
The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is the head of the central banking system of the United States.
Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
Christopher John "Chris" Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American political commentator known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC.
The Comptroller General of the United States is the director of the Government Accountability Office (GAO, formerly known as the General Accounting Office), a legislative branch agency established by Congress in 1921 to ensure the fiscal and managerial accountability of the federal government.
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette is a six-day morning daily newspaper based in Northampton, Massachusetts, and covering all of Hampshire County and southern towns of Franklin County, Massachusetts.
Danny Lee "Dan" Burton (born June 21, 1938) is the former U.S. Representative for, and previously the, serving from 1983 until 2013.
Dean Baker (born July 13, 1958) is an American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, with Mark Weisbrot.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party to its right.
Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is a former U.S. Representative from Ohio, serving from 1997 to 2013.
Dennis Ray "Denny" Rehberg (born October 5, 1955) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party.
The discount window is an instrument of monetary policy (usually controlled by central banks) that allows eligible institutions to borrow money from the central bank, usually on a short-term basis, to meet temporary shortages of liquidity caused by internal or external disruptions.
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Division A of), commonly referred to as a bailout of the U.S. financial system, is a law enacted in response to the subprime mortgage crisis authorizing the United States Secretary of the Treasury to spend up to $700 billion to purchase distressed assets, especially mortgage-backed securities, and supply cash directly to banks.
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), a committee within the Federal Reserve System (the Fed), is charged under United States law with overseeing the nation's open market operations (i.e., the Fed's buying and selling of United States Treasury securities).
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, commonly known as the Federal Reserve Board, is the main governing body of the Federal Reserve System.
The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve, and informally as the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States.
Florida is a state in the southeast United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida.
Fortune is an American business magazine, published globally by Time Inc. and founded by Henry Luce in 1929.
Fox News Channel (FNC), also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of February 2015, approximately 94,700,000 American households (81.4% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive the Fox News Channel. The channel broadcasts primarily from studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who hired former Republican Party media consultant and NBC executive Roger Ailes as its founding CEO. It launched on October 7, 1996, to 17 million cable subscribers. It grew during the late 1990s and 2000s to become the dominant cable news network in the United States. Fox News Channel has been accused of biased reporting and promoting the Republican Party. Fox News Channel employees have responded that news reporting and political commentary operate independently, and have denied bias in news reporting.
Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States.
The Glenn Beck Program is a news talk and political opinion show on TheBlaze hosted by Glenn Beck.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress.
Hawaii (locally,; Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent U.S. state to join the United States, having joined on August 21, 1959.
An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated to any political party.
Indiana is a U.S. state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America.
James Kenneth Galbraith (born January 29, 1952) is an American economist who writes frequently for the popular press on economic topics.
Jane Hamsher (born Jane Murphy; July 25, 1959) is a US film producer, author, and blogger best known as the author of Killer Instinct, a memoir about co-producing the 1994 movie Natural Born Killers with Don Murphy and others, and as the founder and publisher of the politically progressive blog FireDogLake (2004 – 2015).
Janet Louise Yellen (born August 13, 1946) is an American economist.
James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is an American politician who was a United States Senator from South Carolina from 2005 to 2013.
Jim Guest is a former aerospace engineer, and current farmer, small business owner, and former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives from District 5.
Judd Alan Gregg (born February 14, 1947) served as the 76th Governor of New Hampshire and was a United States Senator from New Hampshire, who served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.
Leo W. Gerard (born 1947) is a steelworker and a Canadian and American labour leader.
Lincolnton is a small city in Lincoln County, North Carolina, United States, within the Charlotte metropolitan area.
Ron Paul, a Republican United States Congressman from Lake Jackson, Texas, has sponsored many bills in the United States House of Representatives, such as those that would abolish the income tax or the Federal Reserve.
Lynn C. Woolsey (born November 3, 1937) is a former U.S. Representative for, serving from 1993 to 2013.
Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.
Melvin Luther "Mel" Watt (born August 26, 1945) is an American politician who has been Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency since 2014.
Michele Marie Bachmann (née Amble; born April 6, 1956) is an American politician.
Minnesota (locally) is a state in the Midwestern United States.
Modern American liberalism is the dominant version of liberalism in the United States.
Montana is a state in the Western United States.
Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of corporate capitalism.
Neil Abercrombie (born June 26, 1938) is an American politician who served as the seventh Governor of Hawaii from 2010 to 2014.
North Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States.
North Carolina's 12th congressional district is located in central North Carolina and comprises portions of Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lexington, Salisbury, Concord, and High Point.
Ohio is a state in the Midwestern United States.
An open market operation (OMO) is an activity by a central bank to buy or sell government bonds on the open market.
Pandering is the act of expressing one's views in accordance with the likes of a group to which one is attempting to appeal.
Patrick "Pat" Joseph Gray is an American talk radio host.
Paul Collins Broun, Jr. (born May 14, 1946) was the U.S. Representative for, serving from 2007 to 2015.
Politico is a political journalism organization based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers the issues, ideas and personalities behind politics and policy in the United States and in the global arena.
Populism is a doctrine that appeals to the interests and conceptions (such as hopes and fears) of the general population, especially when contrasting any new collective consciousness push against the prevailing status quo interests of any predominant political sector.
The Presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when he became the 44th President of the United States.
Randal Howard "Rand" Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American politician and physician.
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
Richard Louis Trumka (born July 24, 1949)Who's Who in America. 62nd ed.
Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American physician, author, and politician, who is a former Republican congressman, two-time Republican presidential candidate, and the presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in the 1988 U.S. presidential election.
Roscoe Gardner Bartlett (born June 3, 1926) is a former U.S. Representative for, serving from 1993 to 2013.
San Antonio (Spanish for "Saint Anthony"), officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populated city in the United States of America and the second most populated city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1,409,019.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is a labor union representing almost 1.9 million workers in over 100 occupations in the United States (including Puerto Rico), and Canada.
Slate is an English-language online current affairs and culture magazine in the United States created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael Kinsley, initially under the ownership of Microsoft as part of MSN.
Slavery is a legal or economic system in which principles of property law can apply to humans so that people can be treated as property, and can be owned, bought and sold accordingly, and cannot withdraw unilaterally from the arrangement.
Steven Leslie "Steve" Kagen (born December 12, 1949) is an American politician and physician who was the U.S. Representative for from 2007 to 2011.
The Tea Party protests were a series of protests throughout the United States that began in early 2009.
Lloyd "Ted" Poe (born September 10, 1948) is a Republican politician currently representing Texas's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.
Texas's 14th district for the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that from covered the area south and southwest of the Greater Houston region, including Galveston, in the state of Texas.
The Huffington Post (sometimes abbreviated Huff Post or HuffPo) is a liberal-oriented American online news aggregator and blog, that has both localised and international editions founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart, and Jonah Peretti, featuring columnists.
The Kansas City Star is a McClatchy newspaper based in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States.
The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company that provides financial solutions for investors through various stock, investing, and personal finance products.
The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.
THOMAS was the first online database of United States Congress legislative information.
Thomas Ferguson (born 1949) is an American political scientist and author who studies and writes on politics and economics, often within a historical perspective.
Timothy Franz "Tim" Geithner (born August 18, 1961) is an American economic policy maker and central banker who served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013.
Title 31 of the United States Code outlines the role of the money and finance in the United States Code.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
The Code of Laws of the United States of America (variously abbreviated to Code of Laws of the United States, United States Code, U.S. Code, or U.S.C.) is the official compilation and codification of the general and permanent federal statutes of the United States.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The United States House Committee on Financial Services (also referred to as the House Banking Committee) is the committee of the United States House of Representatives that oversees the entire financial services industry, including the securities, insurance, banking, and housing industries.
The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress (a bicameral legislature).
The Secretary of the Treasury is the head of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which is concerned with financial and monetary matters, and, until 2003, also included several federal law enforcement agencies.
The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the U.S. House of Representatives makes up the U.S. Congress.
The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (formerly the Committee on Banking and Currency) has jurisdiction over matters related to banks and banking, price controls, deposit insurance, export promotion and controls, federal monetary policy, financial aid to commerce and industry, issuance of redemption of notes, currency and coinage, public and private housing, urban development and mass transit, and government contracts.
The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (United Steelworkers or USW) is the largest industrial labor union in North America, with 860,294 members.
Vermont (locally) is a New England state in the northeastern United States.
A veto – Latin for "I forbid" – is the power (used by an officer of the state, for example) to unilaterally stop an official action, especially the enactment of legislation.
Walter Beaman Jones, Jr. (born February 10, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1995.
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William Kurt Black (born September 6, 1951) is an American lawyer, academic, author, and a former bank regulator.
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.
Zero Hedge is a financial blog that aggregates news and presents editorial opinions from original and outside sources.
The One Hundred Eleventh United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government from January 3, 2009, until January 3, 2011.
The One Hundred Twelfth United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, from January 3, 2011 until January 3, 2013.
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