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Bailout Bill

Sam Stein

Missouri Senate Candidate Tarnishes Roy Blunt For Being Point Person On Bailout | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is often an inverse relationship between the effectiveness and outrageousness of a campaign ad. When a candidate levels provocative charges, it ...

Arthur Delaney

A Bailout Bill For The Rest Of Us | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A man in dark sunglasses handed out thousands of dollars to anyone asking for it inside Union Station Wednesday to promote a new advertising Web site,...

Sam Stein

BLOW THE WHISTLE: Bailed Out Firms Wasting Money? Tell Us About It | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since the government decided to spend hundreds of billions of dollars propping up troubled banks, there have been reports of those banks and exec...

Stimulus: Dems Don't Have The Votes To Pass

AP/Huffington Post | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cost of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan is now above $900 billion after the Senate added money for medical research and tax breaks...

Bush Treasury Dept. Redacts More Bailout Contracts

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Sirota

This suggests to me is that even parts of the Establishment and the business community are waking to how the intersection of kleptocracy and this bailout bill could continue to undermine confidence in the economy.

Obama and McCain Economic Recovery Plans Trumped By Legislation Drafted Eighteen Months Ago

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The new legislation simply states that the federal government can no longer report awards to publicly traded companies as small business awards.

Our Government's New Welfare-to-Workfare

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Our ability to weather many of the country's gravest challenges, like World War II, depended upon government and industry working together to advance the public interest.

Questions in a Time of Crisis

Tony Campolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Campolo

It is popular these days to blame our economic troubles on the greed of corporate CEO's. Yet we have to face up to the reality that we are ourselves major culprits in this financial fiasco.

"An Ungovernable Majority"

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

"While the Democrats have been ascendant in recent years, they have entered into a Faustian bargain. They're gaining seats, but in doing so they've made compromises."

Who Would Want To Be President in These Times?

Bob Starks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Starks

After all of the cheering and congratulations on Inauguration Day, the new president will have to face the reality of the end of an era of prosperity and American world domination.

Bin Laden Used a Similar Strategy to Decimate American Capitalism as Reagan Used to Hasten End of Soviet Communism

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Both men used the same strategy: scare them into an arms race which they couldn't afford and which would undermine the very fabric of their economic, social and political system.

Take a Dose of Battle in Seattle to Relieve Washington Fatigue

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Under the right set of circumstances -- like impending balloting on their re-election -- Congressmen do respond to public outcry.

GOP Rep. Boehner Says We're In A "Recession"

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I said my prayers this morning, like I do every morning, so that I can understand and feel better about the vote that I cast," said House Minority Le...

Weller Apologizes For Bailing On Bailout Vote

Southtown Star | Bob Okon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jerry Weller (R-11th) apologized Thursday for missing Monday's House vote on the financial bailout bill but said he has been a more active c...

House Bailout Bill Has The Votes To Pass, Top House Official Says, According To ABC

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos reports: A top House official is confident House leaders have enough votes to pass the financial rescue package, which...

Stocks end lower amid worries after House OKs plan

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — In the end, congressional approval of the government's $700 billion financial rescue plan Friday did little to lift the financial mar...

Bailout Is Capitalism Murdering Democracy

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The Wall Street bailout bill is a lot of things -- a giveaway, a heist, a legislative manifestation of crony corruption. But it's structure is pure authoritarian capitalism.

Bailout Bill Language Could Prompt Billions In Abuse

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

As the leaders of our country's oldest, largest and most prestigious financial institutions plunged our economy into a near 1929 style depression; the...

House Bailout Bill Friday Vote: YEA - 263, NAY - 171

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

**UPDATE** 2:56 PM President Bush has signed the bailout bill into law. HOUSE BAILOUT BILL -- H.R. 1424 FULL TEXT (PDF) FRIDAY 1:28 PM BAILOUT BILL P...

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Credits Sweeten Bailout Bill

Treehugger | Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The original "bailout plan" by Treasury Secretary Paulson was 3 pages long. The Senate version that was passed last night (H.R. 1424) is now 451 page...

Local House Members Want Revised Bailout Plan

Southtown Star | Elisabeth Kilpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the financial bailout package Monday, plenty of opposition came from the Southland's representatives, ...

Republicans "Balked" At Helping Unemployed In Bailout Bill

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While the bailout bill has been stuffed to the gills with tax breaks, one group not included in the list is nearly 800,000 laid-off U.S. workers. That...

Senate passes $700B rescue; House votes lured

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, winning lopsided passage ...

What Part of "We Don't Trust You" Do You Not Understand?

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Smiley

If there's going to be a bailout, bailout from the bottom and let the benefits trickle upward. The ruling class can't imagine how things would work for them if we did that.

The Next New Deal

Agit-Pop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

2008-10-01-agitpop.jpgInstead of the handing those who created the Sub Prime Pyramid Scheme a TRILLION of our dollars, we demand a NEW New Deal that invests in the country that our children will inherit.