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Entries by Sam Stein from 04/2009

McCain Rumored To Be Working His Own Budget

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

The buzz on Wednesday morning is that Sen. John McCain will introduce his own, alternative budget, perhaps sometime this week, to serve as a contrast ...

Bank Rescue 2.0: Treasury Could Dump Toxic Assets Online

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

The Treasury Department is not ruling out (though, not endorsing either) a novel proposal floated in small circles of tech/finance experts: to post Wa...

WH Advisory Board Member: Confident In Obama, Worried About Wall Street Influence

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

Firmly backing the president's agenda, a key member of the White House Economic Recovery Advisory Board nevertheless said on Friday that he was concer...

GOP Bashed Obama Budget Using Bush Era Numbers

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

As part of the alternative budget rollout on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan published in a Wall Street Journal op-ed a chart plotting out the spending projec...

Krugman Wants Anyone Making More Than 75K In Jail: Morning Joe Panelists

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics

What, exactly, is it about Paul Krugman that gets the blood boiling for so many pundits? The Nobel Prize winning economist was the object of derision...

Dodd's Numbers Tank But Dems Not Yet Too Nervous

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics

Poll numbers out on Thursday provide another bad chapter in what has become an awful few months for Sen. Chris Dodd. The long-serving Connecticut Demo...

Dick Armey Fighting Obama On Health Care Reform

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics

Roughly 15 years after he helped lead the charge against Hillary Clinton's attempt to revamp the health care system, former Majority Leader Dick Armey...

National Republicans Backing Off Evan Bayh

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics

This doesn't seem to be getting the requisite amount of attention. Earlier this week, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn a...

Greenberg "Stunned" Same AIG Employees Still In Place, Blasts Bonuses

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics

Forced to retire from AIG in 2005 and still reportedly angry about his removal, Hank Greenberg offered what was, at times, a blistering testimony abou...

Coleman Won't Say Whether He's Been Interviewed By FBI

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

As Norm Coleman struggles in what appears to be a losing battle to reclaim his Senate seat, and as faint rumors spread that he could replace Michael S...

Obama Calls Out European "Anti-Americanism" And American "Arrogance"

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

Urging a common effort to restructure the world economy and rebuild international alliances, President Barack Obama did not hesitate on Friday to call...

Ed Schultz On MSNBC Gig: People Will Know Where I Stand

Posted 04.03.2009 | Media

Poised to take over the 6 p.m. slot on MSNBC, long-time radio talk show host Ed Schultz laid out a programmatic blueprint that would be issue-oriented...

Obama Laments "Frustrating" Loss Of Anonymity In Europe

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday feeling some personal frustrations since moving into the White House. But in a town hall meeting in Strasbourg, Fr...

Dodd May Face Democratic Primary Challenger

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

Politically impaled by his ties to AIG, Sen. Chris Dodd could be challenged in a Democratic primary for his reelection, the Hartford Courant reported ...

DNC Hits Cantor For "Overreacting" Remarks In Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

The DNC continues to needle House Whip Eric Cantor for remarks he made on Thursday, in which he said Washington D.C. and perhaps Democrats in particul...

GOP Strategists Defend Sanford, Others, For Taking Stimulus Money

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

The decision by a host of conservative governors to accept the entire portion of the stimulus package destined for their states would seem, on the sur...

Summers Received Hundreds Of Thousands In Speaking Fees From TARP Recipients

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

Barack Obama's chief economic adviser, Larry Summers, received hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees last year from firms that have direct...

Gingrich: Obama Pursuing A "Fantasy Foreign Policy" (VIDEO)

Posted 04.05.2009 | Politics

Perennial GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich accused Barack Obama Sunday of having a "fantasy foreign policy" for calling for global summit on n...

Axelrod Defends Circumventing Executive Pay Caps: Don't Want To Create "Disincentives" (VIDEO)

Posted 04.05.2009 | Politics

One of President Barack Obama's closest advisers defended on Sunday moves to help executives at major banks avoid restrictions on lavish pay, saying t...

Axelrod Smacks Down Cheney: Not Acting Like A Statesman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.05.2009 | Politics

The president's senior adviser, David Axelrod, shot back at Dick Cheney on Sunday, suggesting that the former vice president had failed in the war on ...

Geithner: We Won't Hesitate To Change Management At Banks

Posted 04.05.2009 | Politics

Timothy Geithner took what appeared to be a stronger line when it came to the potential firing of bank CEOs Sunday, saying that the administration wou...

Geithner: The "Crude Reality" Is Unemployment Could Rise As Economy Starts Recovering

Posted 04.05.2009 | Politics

President Obama's Treasury Secretary and senior adviser both cautioned on Sunday that while the economy was making strides towards a recovery, unemplo...

Larry Summers' Speaking Fees Targeted By Watchdogs

Posted 04.06.2009 | Politics

Good government groups took swings this weekend at Larry Summers, along with the White House in general, after it was revealed that the economic advis...

Bachmann: Obama Wants "Re-Education Camps For Young People" (AUDIO)

Posted 04.06.2009 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has levied the most bizarre and outlandish critiques against President Obama since before he came into office, did not disa...

Republicans Urging Coleman To Keep Fighting Attacked Gore Over Recount

Posted 04.06.2009 | Politics

The Senate race in Minnesota seems no closer to resolution than it did on election night. With Al Franken clinging to a 225 vote lead and Norm Coleman...