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Entries by Ryan Grim from 07/2012

Robert Diamond, Disgraced Barclays Banker, Pulls Out Of Romney Fundraiser

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A disgraced London banker has rescinded an offer to co-host a high-dollar fundraiser for Mitt Romney, sparing the GOP hopeful the diffic...

LIBOR Scandal Broken Down By MSNBC's Chris Hayes

Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
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On Tuesday, Barclays CEO Robert Diamond stepped down in the wake of a price-fixing scandal that is engulfing the international banking system. MSNBC's...

Stolen Valor Act: Inspiration For Scott Brown's Bill Endorses Elizabeth Warren

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vietnam veteran Doug Sterner, the inspiration for Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's recently introduced Stolen Valor Act, is endorsing Br...

Puff, Puff, Live: A Glimpse Inside Harborside Health Center

| Posted 07.12.2012 | San Francisco

A first-time visitor to Harborside Health Center might have a hard time believing he's about to enter "an extraordinary environment of medical care, honesty, and friendliness," as the place describes itself online.

Mitt Romney Bain Capital Document Lists Him As 'Managing Member' In 2002

Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Add another document to the pile of evidence contradicting Mitt Romney's continued insistence that he ended his active role with Bain Ca...

Tim Geithner's Libor Recommendations Came Straight From Banks, Documents Show

Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has so far escaped responsibility for the spreading Libor fixing scandal by releasing documents show...

Harry Reid Alumni Support Gregory Jaczko, Former NRC Commissioner

Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A cadre of veterans from the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are organizing an effort to pay down the legal debts t...

CFPB Announces Enforcement Action Against Capital One

Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action Wednesday morning, targeting Capital One for deceptive m...

Mitt Romney Avoided Major Tax Hit By Shifting Stock Of Offshoring Firm

Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney saved himself hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes in 2010 by transferring stock in two companies from his personal acc...

The Drug War Has Now Spread To Africa. Here's Why.

| Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

The very fact that Western Africa has become a significant stop on the global trade route is evidence in itself of the failure of the drug war, a failure that won't be straightened out by doubling down on the same strategy. Indeed, drug traffickers are in Africa as a direct result of U.S. pressure on trading routes first in the Caribbean, and then in South and Central America. It began with a decision in the late 1970s, taken by President Jimmy Carter, to militarize drug policy on the Mexican border, and was expanded first by Reagan, and then by ever president to follow him.

Mitt Romney Made Over $25 Million In Foreign Income While Governing, Campaigning

Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney accumulated more than $25 million in foreign income between 2005 and 2010, while he was governor of Massachusetts and a pres...

Audit The Fed Bill On Track To Pass House [UPDATE]

Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An expansive bill to audit the Federal Reserve, sponsored by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), is headed for a vote on the House floor Wednesday....

Elizabeth Warren On Libor: 'Go Get 'Em'

Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the details of the global Libor interest-rate scandal are beginning to emerge more fully, the question becomes what, if anythin...

Bill Magwood, NRC Democrat, Is 'Treacherous, Miserable Liar' And 'First-Class Rat,' Says Harry Reid

Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Harry Reid isn't known for hyperbole. The soft-spoken Senate majority leader tends to wield his power behind the scenes, and when he doe...