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Angelides Commission

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin: On Egypt, Climate, Obama's New Narrative, Sex and Food

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgArianna and Mary come to a consensus on Egypt, but clash over whether the science behind man-made global warming is prophetic or merely profitable.

Robert Rubin: Amoral, Blundering ... And Still Influential in Washington

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If there is one thing we need to accomplish for the good of our economy, it is the permanent discrediting of Robert Rubin. His policies fostered economic disaster, and in business he was a clever but irresponsibly reckless gambler.

John Dugan: Why It's So Hard to Hold Wall Street Accountable

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

In John Dugan's warped history of the past decade, both he and the banks he regulates never really did anything wrong.

In the Dark: A Good Prosecutor Would've Pinned Greenspan Down

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The American people deserve a prosecutor to get to the bottom of this financial mess. They need someone who will hold the Alan Greenspans of the world accountable.

Alan Greenspan: As Unrepentant as Ever

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Like George W. Bush's claim that "everyone" got it wrong about the intelligence showing that Iraq had stockpiles of WMD, Alan Greenspan is still trying to convince us that "everyone" got the housing bubble wrong too.

Greenspan's Testimony: Will the 'Maestro' Face the Music?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Greenspan will attempt to obfuscate. He will condescend, lecture, and distract. For the sake of the country, and to understand how we arrived here, the Angelides Commission must not allow that to happen.

Angelides Commission Staff Announced Before Probe Into 2008 Meltdown

Los Angeles Times | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Angelides commission, convened by Congress to investigate the financial meltdown of 2008, today announced a passel of "senior staff" appointments....

To Bankers and Regulators: Why the Risky Business?

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Madrick

The Angelides Commission should focus on why the financial institutions represented took excessive risk. The questions should be designed to enable Americans to understand how this occurred.

Shadow-Boxing With the CEOs: Day One at the Financial Crisis Inquiry Hearings

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

The heads of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America came to testify and said... just about nothing. Yes, they made mistakes. But gee, they had learned a great deal and they certainly didn't cause the crash.

Angelides Should Call Those Who Warned the Bank CEOs Early

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Who we really want to hear from are lower-level executives who understood the market and warned their their bosses.

FCIC: First Panel Report

Mike Konczal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Konczal

You'll be happy to note that all four bank CEOs understand that Too Big To Fail shouldn't exist, and that they've spent a lot of time re-examining their compensation packages.

Is The Angelides Commission The New Pecora Commission?

LA Times | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the appointment today of the 10 members of a congressional commission to investigate the financial meltdown, many people are hoping that the spir...