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The numbers behind that

Jobs are back, income isn’t

Remember Glass-Steagall?

The 2008 financial crash looms over this race for the White House, but the Great Recession’s causes have received little play. That certainly goes for 1999’s repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, legislation meant to keep commercial and investment banking separate. Many political progressives (and some conservatives, too) have pointed to this repeal, led by Bill Clinton and encouraged by Wall Street, as a major factor in the 2008 crash, though its direct impact is up for debate.

Hillary Clinton’s coziness with Wall Street and her refusal to pledge to reinstate Glass-Steagall if elected (as seen above), as Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have promised, has frustrated some factions in her party.

Better economy under Dems?

“Don’t do stupid stuff”

“Don’t do stupid s---” is essentially the Obama administration’s colorful response to the Bush Doctrine — a tongue-in-cheek mantra from the White House that was widely publicized in 2014.

Clinton, though she’s the president’s former chief diplomat, doesn’t approve. She made that clear in an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, saying, “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

Here’s the report

The Department of Defense has spent $500 million to train so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria. And, as the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told a Senate panel in September, that program has produced only “four or five” trained fighters.

She’d still arm “moderates”