Countless business owners across America have lost  bank accounts because of a Justice Department initiative called “Operation Choke Point.” According to a House report, the secretive effort pressures financial institutions to deny a variety of legal businesses access to the very banking system they need to survive, simply because the Obama administration finds the businesses objectionable. Targeted enterprises include payday lenders, pawn shops and gun sellers. Meet four business owners who experienced Choke Point’s adverse effects firsthand:

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