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Entries by Jane Hamsher from 02/2009

Obama Financial Team to Taxpayers: You'll Get Nothing, and Like It

| Posted 02.02.2009 | Politics

There's nothing that prevents the public from getting their fair share of any future bank profits appropriate to the high risk investment they are being forced to make.

Rahm Throws Pelosi Under The Bus To Save Stimulus Bill

| Posted 02.05.2009 | Politics

The story of the morning seems to be that the Obama team is unhappy with Nancy Pelosi and the House committee chairs for delivering up such a liberal, pork-laden bill that they themselves really had nothing to do with.

Obama Undermines Jobs Mandate For the Sake of Bipartisanship

| Posted 02.09.2009 | Politics

Roosevelt had the New Deal, Kennedy had the New Frontier, Johnson had the Great Society, and Obama has...the stimulus plan. An abstract goal with fungible components that valued process above all else.

DC Journalists Love GOP Obstructionists, But Americans Don't

| Posted 02.16.2009 | Politics

There appears to be a pretty big gap between what DC journalists think Americans think, and what Americans actually think. Look at the DC media's "winners" and "losers" in the wake of the stimulus bill.

Mortgage Write-Downs: Why Does Ellen Tauscher Value Banks Over Constituents? Ask Adam Pase

| Posted 02.28.2009 | Politics

Why is Ellen Tauscher, head of the New Democrat Coalition, working so hard on behalf of bank and mortgage industry lobbyists?