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Barack Obama Financial Crisis

How Obama's Financial Crisis Task Force Is Trying To Make It Easier To Bring Charges

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business

* Task force probing packaging and sale of mortgages * Looking to use FIRREA statute with lower burden of proof * Comes ...

Goldman Sachs Executives Sold Off SharesFire Sale of 2008 | WILLIAM D. COHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama lavished praise on "savvy" Wall Street bankers last week, but "one wonders if the president would be a bit more begrudging," William C...

Barack Obama Is Doing My Job; Why America Needs Him to Do His

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

When it comes to dealing with Wall Street, President Obama seems to have traded in his position as our economy's commander-in-chief for a different role: pundit-in-chief.

Old Mistakes Die Hard

James K. Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James K. Galbraith

I'm tempted to say that the US is plainly unable to cope with the economic crisis in a serious way. So long as economic thinking is mired in a world that disappeared with the collapse of the Bretton Woods system, we're stuck.

Is the Gloss Half Empty?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Did the Obama team get the stimulus about right, we averted a depression, and things are already reverting to normal? Don't count those chickens yet.

Obama's Financial Reforms: 8 Reasons It May Not WOrk | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What is the essence of the problem with our financial system -- what brought us into deep crisis, what scared us most in September/October of last yea...

Obama's Financial Reforms: 5 Things You Need To Know (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama announced sweeping new reforms for the financial industry today. The announcement had long-been anticipated by Wall Street and ...

Obama's Financial Reform: The Impact On Consumers

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

American consumers have fallen victim to one financial scandal after another in the past decade, from accounting fraud at Enron to illegal late tradin...

Krugman: 'The Obama Administration Is Dithering' On Banks

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his column today, Nobel laureate economist and intermittent critic of the Obama administration, accuses the President and his economic team of "dit...

Four Words Obama Will Never Say

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

Americans must hope that the Obama administration is honest with the people and makes some difficult choices early in his tenure to deal with our growing annual deficits and long term debt.

Buy American, Again

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

When the second economic stimulus package is passed, the President should suggest that, as an act of loyalty to country, those planning to use this gift as down payment for a car, Buy American.

After the Obama Win.

William Galston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Galston

On the critical issue of government's role, Democrats do not have a mandate. Rather, they have a chance to make their case.

Obama Tells Crowd Not To Panic Over Economy

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Democrat Barack Obama's campaign criticized John McCain's mortgage bailout plan Wednesday, saying it would cause the government t...

George Will: "McCain Loses His Head"

Washington Post | George Will | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under the pressure of the financial crisis, one presidential candidate is behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high. It is not Bar...

Obama On Bailout: "No Blank Check" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking at a rally in Charlotte Sunday, Obama addressed the issue of how the government should respond to the financial crisis. He began by stressing...