Democrat

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009.Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social liberal platform. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished.
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    • Equifax proves case against forced arbitration

      By David Dayen, The Intercept – EQUIFAX, THE CREDIT REPORTING BUREAU that on Thursday admitted one of the largest data breaches in history, affecting 143 million U.S. consumers, is maneuvering to prevent victims from banding together to sue the company, according to consumer protection advocates and elected officials.

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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … of the Chamber’s lobbying arm are the very companies that have been successfully prosecuted by the government. Companies like Bank of America, Pfizer, Boeing. Because these companies are the primary funders of the Chamber’s legislative and lobbying agenda, they get to set that agenda. In other words, the people that write the checks get to set…

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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … We try hard to keep politics out of this blog. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, claim no affiliation or belong to another party, most of us agree that fraud, greed and corruption is bad. As a leading plaintiff’s law firm, we have successfully prosecuted False Claims Act whistleblower cases under both Republican and Democratic…

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  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins January 17, 2017 by Brian Mahany Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Agree that Big Pharma Must Rein in Prescription Drug Costs Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are about as polar opposites as two politicians can be. Sanders is a “tax the rich” liberal Democrat. Trump is the rich guy…

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  • Draining the Swamp – Big Biz and Lobbyists (Whistleblower Post)

    … in the Empire State and that was just for the first six months of 2016. The hospitals in New York spent $1.5 million for the same six month period. And the NY State Nurses Association? $2.3 million. The president elect talks about “draining the swamp”. Whether you identify as a Republican or Democrat, tens of millions of Americans were sympathetic…

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  • SEC Plans to Implement New Fiduciary Rule and Third Party Examinations

    … currently only cover 10% of registered advisers. The exam regulation is seen as one that will be able to move quickly once the Senate approves nominees for the Commission. For that reason the April agenda seems possible. Neil Simon, vice president of government relations at the Investment Adviser Association, says, “We believe it is highly likely we…

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  • Puerto Rico Bonds – JUNK!

    … and me who relied on their stockbroker for sound investment advice. A rash of recent rulings from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (the industry regulatory organization that oversees stockbrokers and brokerage firms) has bashed UBS for selling these risky bond offerings to their retail customers. It’s the “little guy” that finds himself…

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  • Aren’t we Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

    … stands accused (but not convicted) of a crime. Isn’t he innocent? And shouldn’t we take more care than to publish the names of innocent children accused of bad acts? The January 12, 2015 edition of the Democrat & Chronicle published the names a group of men who are accused (but not convicted) of soliciting a prostitute. A fake prostitute. A police…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 10 readers -
  • Child Pornography

    … Child pornography isn’t a popular subject, and many defense attorneys won’t represent people charged with these types of crimes. The reality is that the production and possession of child pornography is illegal under both state and federal law, and it is fairly common to see headlines like this one “Greece man accused of having child pornography…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 13 readers -
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