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Financial Regulatory Reform

Arthur Delaney

Republican Senators Have Taken More Wall Street Cash Than Dems Over Last 6 Years | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 41 Senate Republicans who signed a letter of opposition to the Democratic financial regulatory reform bill have on average received 25 percent mor...

Ryan Grim

Unions, Consumer Groups Rally Behind Wall Street Reform | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consumer advocates, labor unions and progressive advocates of Wall Street reform are hailing passage of the bill by the conference committee early Fri...

Sam Stein

McConnell: GOP Will Support Wall Street Reform, Just Not Current Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) predicted on Sunday that Democrats and Republicans would reach a bipartisan agreement on financial regu...

When Will Chris Dodd Start Taking Yes For An Answer?

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Senator Chris Dodd is a tactical legislative genius - keep this clearly in your mind during the days ahead. In terms of maneuvering for the outcomes he seeks, managing the votes, and controlling the floor, you have rarely seen his equal.

Sloppy Pool of Tizzy in the Gobi Desert

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Durst

Perplexed as how to combat financial regulatory legislation, Republicans are bouncing back and forth between a filibuster and a compromise like a ping- pong ball in a stainless steel shower stall.

Blanche Lincoln's Derivatives Legislation Challenged By Democrats

Roll Call | Emily Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) appears to be fighting an uphill battle to get her piece of the financial...

Jason Linkins

Chris Hayes In 60 Seconds: 'The Culture Of Washington Is Totally And Completely Corrupt' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I missed this when it aired, but here's The Nation's Chris Hayes, nailing the culture in Washington, D.C., in about 60 seconds. [WATCH] O'DONNELL:...

Goldman = WorldCom = 80+ Senate Votes

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

As Obama today returns to Cooper Union to reprise his arguments for financial regulatory reform, we know this: whatever the ultimate legal merits of the SEC's case against Goldman Sachs, the political impact now will be a game changer.

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Showdown Set For Monday In Senate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Harry Reid, flanked by his top lieutenants, delivered an aggressive message to the Senate GOP on Thursday afternoon, telling reporters that he was mov...

Sam Stein

DNC Launches Robocall Campaign To 'Hold Wall Street Bankers Accountable' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee has launched a robocall campaign pushing Americans to back financial regulatory reform legislation on the eve of its...

Jason Linkins

New York Post Assails Obama For Wanting To Reform Wall Street | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

All this talk of maybe doing something half-assed about the massive failure that caused a nation of dutiful taxpayers to suffer soon filtered back to some (sym)pathetic journalists at the New York Post.

Sam Stein

Reg Reform Bill Slammed By Dem Insiders, Economic Experts In Reid Letter (EXCLUSIVE) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of former regulators, left-leaning economists and Democratic insiders have slammed the Senate's version of regulatory reform in a letter t...

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Won't Defend The 'Permanent Bailout' Talking Point (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm very pleased to be able to say this for once: Give it up for Mark Halperin, y'all! Yesterday, I noted how a dominant GOP talking point, allegin...

Jason Linkins

Goldman Sachs Fraud Suit: The Populist Veneer | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It seems to be pretty clear that the White House is constructing a big pageant play with noble heroes and wicked villains. And at the end of the day, something called "reform" gets passed and nobody asks, "Well, will this work?" Will this SEC suit be the thing that defangs the great vampire squid? I wouldn't count on it.

Arthur Delaney

K Street Carve-Outs: Financial Industry Lobbyists Find Gaps In Dodd Bill | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Financial services industry lobbyists are combing Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd's Wall Street reform bill for loopholes through which t...

Jason Linkins

Olympia Snowe 'Always Willing To Be The Only Republican' On Financial Reform Regulation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

My AP English teacher used to quip that, in the third act of any Shakespeare tragedy, a king dies. Similarly, at the same point in the life of any Se...

Schumer Wants Bank Tax Included in Financial Regs

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A new tax on large banks is picking up support in Congress as Democrats target financial institutions that benefited from the Wall ...

Jason Linkins

Scott Brown Struggles To Explain His Position On Wall Street Reform | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The financial regulatory reform bill: Brown's against it. But when pressed for details as to his position, he comes off as deeply confused.

Jason Linkins

Can Financial Regulatory Reform Prevent The Next Goldman? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's a talking point emerging: since it's possible to bring SEC charges against Wall Street firms anyway, what's the point in more regulation?

Jason Linkins

Financial Regulatory Reform And The Extraction of Bipartisanship | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over the past year, when major initiatives fail to pass or pass without a single Republican vote, your beloved Beltway media is typically all too quic...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street Reform Could Cost Goldman Sachs BILLIONS | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The proposed financial reforms pending before Congress could cost Goldman Sachs nearly a quarter of its annual profits, Citigroup analysts estimate in...

Arthur Delaney

Dodd Unveils Financial Regulatory Reform Bill With 'Consumer Financial Protection Bureau' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With reporting by Ryan Grim Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) on Monday unveiled a sweeping financial regulatory reform bill designed to prevent future Wall ...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Reform Flies Through Committee, Headed For Floor Fight | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Senate Banking Committee, after months of negotiations, finally came to bipartisan agreement on Monday evening, but it wasn't over the contents of...

Shahien Nasiripour

Bernanke: Financial Reform Could Limit Megabank Growth, But Won't End Too Big To Fail | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the pending financial reform legislation before Congress could have the effect of simplifyin...

Shahien Nasiripour

Charles Plosser, Philadelphia Fed Chief, Criticizes Financial Reform Bills, Says They Don't End 'Too Big To Fail' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A top Federal Reserve official reiterated his call Wednesday for a tougher approach to ending Too Big To Fail, arguing that the current pending legisl...