Hunter Walker

Hunter Walker is a national affairs reporter for TPM. He came to the site in 2013 from the New York Observer. He has also written for New York Magazine, Gawker, the Village Voice, Forbes, The Daily, and Deadspin. He can be reached at hunter@talkingpointsmemo.com

Articles by Hunter

Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone has a warning for Pope Francis.

A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

Langone said he was worried the Pope's comments about an "exclusionary" "culture of prosperity" that may make some of the rich "incapable of feeling compassion for the poor."

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It's not all caviar dreams and champagne wishes among the 1%. They play beer pong just like the rest of us.

Sure, when the family of the top executive at America's biggest bank plays beer pong with friends, they use personalized balls emblazoned with their portraits. But aside from that, they're just like you and I.

Laura Dimon, whose father is JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, got on to TPM's radar with a widely-criticized column she wrote for PolicyMic last week that proclaimed Flint, Michigan "America's most apocalyptic, violent city." On Facebook, Laura has many photo albums that, along with the aforementioned customized beer pong setup, show her famous father dancing (pictured above), wearing silly costumes, enjoying adult beverages and more.

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