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Iraq: Stories You May Have Missed

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

After six years and more than 4,000 U.S. casualties, the Iraq War seems to have disappeared from the national conversation.

Why I Have No Sympathy for Jake DeSantis

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mitchell Bard

You would think that those who created the financial mess would have some humility. But you would be wrong. DeSantis's letter is just one example.

Bonus Cry Baby

Roger Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roger Smith

I went back to Mr. DeSantis' tear-stained letter of resignation, and tried to see if indeed his outrage at the very idea of being asked to give his bonus back possibly justified. I quickly concluded, No way.

Fox Anchor Likens AIG Bonus Tax To Sexual Abuse

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, Fox Business Network anchor Dagen McDowell appeared on Fox News to make the case against the tax on AIG bonuses by comparing it to sexual abuse...

Let's Talk About Values, Obama

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Man, if only we Rabbis, ministers, and Priests were also rewarded for failure. Given the new poll just released that shows atheism increasing in America, we'd get a bonus.

Threats To AIG Employees: Connecticut Attorney General Releases Emails

NBC Connecticut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The anger in the threats against AIG executives is palpable. "Get the bonus, we will get your children," someone identified only as "Jacob the Killer...

We Are So Angry That We've Lost Our Minds

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

President Obama says we should stay angry but express our outrage in productive ways. I say we should get rid of the anger altogether.

How Would The Real World's Scott Herman Have Handled the AIG Bonus Controversy?

Etan Bednarsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Etan Bednarsh

It took us a long time to get to a calm place with AIG. Amazingly, it took Scott Herman a lot less time.

AIG Resignation Letter In NY Times By Jake DeSantis

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The following is a letter sent on Tuesday by Jake DeSantis, an executive vice president of the American International Group's financial products unit,...

Pendulum Swings Against Business, Banks, and Bonuses

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

Anybody who hasn't been living in a cave knows how bonuses got a bad name: excess and greed in large business. But what those of us in small business, where a bonus is a reward for a job well done?

The "Populists" Are Right About Wall Street

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas Frank

How has a popular Democratic president with a convincing electoral mandate failed to translate the opportunities of recent events into the "change" for which voters clamored?

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 24, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This item from DCist merits some attention: A television crew will create a special effects explosion on the Potomac River, near the Key Bridge, on W...

NRSC Attacks Obama Over AIG In New Web Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The NRSC released a new web ad Tuesday blasting President Obama's budget, the deficit and his role in the AIG bonus shake-up. The ad, which pairs cli...

Obama Approval Rating Goes UP: CBS News Poll

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite a wounded economy and public furor aimed at Wall Street, a new CBS poll finds President Obama's approval rating has actually gone up. Sixty-f...

AIG's Six Year Saga Of Alleged Fraud

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recent outcry over $165 million in post-bailout bonus payments has put AIG on the hot seat. But, in fact, the bonus disbursement is perhaps the l...

AIU Holdings: AIG Creates New Name To Avoid PR Disaster

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Following up Ryan Grim's report from Congress last week that AIG chief Edward Liddy was looking to change the company's "thoroughly wounded and disgra...

UPDATED: 15 Of 20 Top AIG Bonus Recipients Returned The Money

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fifteen of the largest 20 bonuses distributed by AIG, totaling about $30 million of their payments, have been returned, according to New York Attorney...

If We 'Kill the Rich', Don't We Kill the Dream?

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vicky Ward

New York is the national epicenter of ostentation and consumerism. Now those qualities are considered tasteless. Wealth has become a dirty word.

Take the Steering Wheel out of Geithner's Hands

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Tim Geithner's actions throughout his career, including his time as Treasury Secretary, are proof that the toxic thinking that got us into this mess is part of his DNA.

Americans Not Blaming Obama For AIG: Poll

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans are angry about AIG, and they want the government to stop the bailed-out firm's executives from getting bonuses. But according to a new USA ...

Schakowsky Still Mulling Run For Burris Senate Seat

Politico | DANIEL LIBIT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) talked about AIG, Chuck Grassley's risqué comments, Dick Cheney's interview, her interest in the Illinois Senate seat an...

AIG Bonus Money is Kid's Play: Literally

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Delaney

If AIG were to donate the 418 bonuses to charity, it would be a brilliant preemptive PR move to neutralize its current out of touch public persona. Here's what the money could provide.

Geithner's Last Stand

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The indignation over AIG will serve a useful purpose if it focuses public attention on the much larger issue of the failure of the entire approach that Tim Geithner and Larry Summers are using to rescue the banking system.

Frank Rich: Has A 'Katrina Moment' Arrived?

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A CHARMING visit with Jay Leno won't fix it. A 90 percent tax on bankers' bonuses won't fix it. Firing Timothy Geithner won't fix it. Unless and until...

Connecticut Attorney General: AIG Paid $218M In Bonuses

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Documents turned over to the Connecticut attorney general show that American International Group Inc paid out over $218 million in bonuses, more than ...