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Bank Lobbying

Mark Gongloff

No Bank Lobbies Harder Than JPMorgan | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

When it comes to working the refs, no bank works harder than JPMorgan Chase. The biggest U.S. bank by assets spent $8 million lobbying Congress on ...

Jason Linkins

Elected Legislators Continue To Occasionally Assist Bank Lobbyists In Drafting Legislation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Ever since the taxpayer bailout allowed Wall Street banks to procure an army of shiny new lobbyists, it's been generally understood that said lobbyist...

Ben Hallman

Wall Street Gifts, NASCAR Perk Sneaked Into Fiscal Cliff Deal | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.04.2013 | Business

The 11th-hour deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff preserved billions of dollars in corporate tax giveaways even as it slashed take-home pay for m...

It Turns Out 2011 Was A Pretty Great Year For Banks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

By almost any measure, 2011 was a rocky year -- high unemployment, volatile markets, rising poverty, protests in the streets. Thankfully, the banks ma...

Bank Lobbying On Track To Hit Record High This Year

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Big banks are on track to spend a record amount lobbying lawmakers this year. The five banks that spend the most on lobbying have boosted their lo...

Marcus Baram

JPMorgan Almost Doubles Lobbying Spending In Third Quarter | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 10 biggest banks in the U.S. spent almost $11 million lobbying the government on financial reform legislation and other issues during the third qu...

After Hobnobbing With Bankers, McConnell Attacks Wall Street Reform

Chris Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Harris

In return for obstructing Democratic legislation to hold Wall Street CEOs accountable, Republican lawmakers are pressing bankers for financial help heading into the November elections.

How Voters Support Corruption

Stephen Claflin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Claflin

Is it just possible that the reason we voters don't get what we want from Congress is because we don't ask? And paid lobbyists do get what they want because they do ask?

The Ruse of Too Big to Fail

Sam Zamarripa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sam Zamarripa

Yes, systemic risks exist and interconnectivity extends risk into the fabric of our lives and businesses, but how did that risk get transferred to the federal government, then to you and me?

Jason Linkins

Basically, America Spent All That TARP Money On Lobbyists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So if taxpayers, having bailed out the financial sector with billions of TARP dollars, didn't get jobs or oversight or consumer protection or a return...

"Golden Throne" Award for Securities and Bank Lobbyist

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

This year's award goes to SIFMA (the lobbying group for banks like Citigroup and B of A) who created a multinational "cashroots" campaign to portray its clients as "part of the solution" to the financial crisis.

Shahien Nasiripour

Ed Yingling: Banking Industry's Top Defender Got It Wrong Over and Over Again | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the American Bankers Association gathers for its annual convention in Chicago amid hundreds of protesters, and sets off to kill or at least defang ...

Wall St. Lobbyists Fight ‘Populist Overreaction' | Robert Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

june 25 (Bloomberg) -- Wall Street's largest trade group has started a campaign to counter the "populist" backlash against bankers, enlisting two form...

Ailing Banks Still Wield Influence On Capitol Hill

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - As he often does, President Obama took the opportunity in a bill-signing ceremony last month to remind Congress - to do what we were actu...

How The Banks Plotted To Fight Off Regulatory Overhaul

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON and DON VAN NATTA Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the financial crisis entered one of its darkest phases in October, a handful of the nation's largest banks began holding daily telephone sessions. ...