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Is There an Actual 'Too Big to Fail' List?

Kevin Price | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

Recently I was visiting with a friend of mine who happened to discuss a "too big to fail" list that the federal government has created and sanctioned....

Lost American Films Found in New Zealand, April, 2014

Connie Lawn | Posted 06.10.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

Some classic, silent American films were preserved by collectors in New Zealand. Thanks to their frugality and sense of history, the films can be seen by the world.

Villaraigosa and Herbalife: Made for Each Other?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Taking a job at a multi-level marketing firm would be a tacky signpost of any first-tier politician's professional trajectory. It's especially unsightly when that politician is Antonio Villaraigosa.

John McCain, Linda McMahon and Miss Connecticut

Mary Ann West | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Norwalk, CT: The heated election cycle brings out the big hitters of their respective parties out to stump for their down ticket candidates. Connectic...

Caracas Cables: Drug Trafficking Venezuelan Airline? Senator Dodd's Meeting With Chávez; Wild West Border Region

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Nikolas Kozloff

It's a bit difficult to stay on top of all the U.S. diplomatic correspondence between various American embassies in Latin America. In an effort to stay afloat, I decided to sift through many of these Wikileak cables, taking note of intriguing, incendiary or just plain odd documents.

Swipe Fees: Didn't "Swipe" Used to Mean "Steal"?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.09.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Burt Bottomline knows banking. And why shouldn't he? Burt Bottomline has been in banking -- Big Banking -- for years. He's one of Big Banking's bigg...

Republicans To Introduce Bills Weakening Financial Reform

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 15, 2011 12:18:29 AM By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Wednesday will stage their first outright chal...

Hollywood Follows Wall Street?

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Grenell

Sending Chris Dodd to Washington means Hollywood is looking to replicate Wall Street's behavior of the last decade. Dodd gave us the multi-billion dollar bailouts and failures at the taxpayers' expense.

Chris Dodd: MPAA's Man for All Seasons?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Chris Dodd is reportedly in negotiations to be the next president of the Motion Picture Association of America, a lucrative lobbying spot to protect and promote the interests of Tinseltown.

Tpaw and the Campaign 'Autohagiography'

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Sigman

Now is the time for all presidential candidates to come to the aid of their egos. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty this week joined Newt Gingri...

Lucia Graves

Senate Passes Sweeping Food-Safety Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After stalling for more than a year, a sweeping food-safety bill passed with bipartisan support in the Senate on Tuesday, paving the way...

An Infrastructure Bank: Reinvesting in America

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

On Labor Day, President Obama announced a National Infrastructure Bank to direct our reinvestment in American infrastructure. In doing so, he returned...

Shahien Nasiripour

Dodd Questions Elizabeth Warren's Management Experience -- A Concern He's Never Raised Before | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

*This article was updated at 4:15 p.m. ET to reflect a clarification. In questioning Elizabeth Warren's candidacy to lead a new Consumer Financial Pr...

Fiscal Times Questions Elizabeth Warren's Candidacy

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Fiscal Times, an online newspaper funded by Blackstone co-founder and former Council of Foreign Relations chair Peter Peterson, has published two ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Chris Dodd, Top Democrat, Fights Against Elizabeth Warren | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story was updated at 4:23 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET. Despite the outpouring of support for bailout watchdog Elizabeth Warren's candidac...

Jason Linkins

Dodd Nixes Elizabeth Warren Recess Appointment Option | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As far as the Democratic base is concerned, the best choice to head up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is Elizabeth Warren. And the Obam...

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren: GOP Reform Plan Is A Failure, Republicans Choosing Banks Over Families | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's time for senators -- especially the Republicans -- to square their upcoming votes on financial reform with their long-professed desire to protect...

Reformers, All! The GOP Would Like to Explain

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It took us years to get into the mess we're in. Why shouldn't it take us just as long to get out?

Obama Needs to Raise the Specter of a Veto as Wall Street Neuters Financial Reform Bill

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Obama should threaten a veto if financial reform is impotent. Certainly the nation would feel that they regained a government responsive to them, and even if no bill is passed at this time, at least they have not been held as fools.

Has Chuck Schumer Ever Criticized Israel or its Leadership in the Way He Just Unloaded on Obama?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Senator Chuck Schumer may have just lost any shot at succeeding Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader if the Nevada Senator stumbles in the upcoming tough 2010 challenge he is facing.

Shahien Nasiripour

Geithner Stresses Need For 'Clear Rules' For Wall Street, But Senate Bill Doesn't Have Them | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In yet another sign that the country can't rely solely on regulators to police the financial system, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress...

Goldman Sachs Fraud Case Is a Distraction From the Real Issue of Substantial Financial Reform

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Paul

The SEC charges against Goldman may or may not stick, but it should be clear to all that the system has gone badly awry and needs massive reform.

Shahien Nasiripour

Sen. Bob Corker 'Abandoned' By GOP Leadership Over Bank Reform Outreach | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.25.2010 | Business

This post has been updated GOP Senator Bob Corker was emphatic on Wednesday that Republicans missed a big opportunity to influence what is perhaps th...

Ryan Grim

Senate Votes For Wall Street; Megabanks To Remain Behemoths | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A move to break up major Wall Street banks failed Thursday night by a vote of 61 to 33. Three Republicans, Richard Shelby of Alabama, Tom Coburn of O...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Treasury Dept Working To Defeat Derivatives Proposal 'Of Utmost Importance' To Reforming Wall Street | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.14.2010 | Business

A Senate proposal to force banks to shed their lucrative yet risk-laden derivatives units -- which is vehemently opposed by Wall Street -- is gaining ...