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Financial Regulatory Reform

Bank Of America CEO Brian Moynihan Signals Openness To Consumer Protection Agency

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Brian Moynihan, Bank of America's new CEO, may not oppose the creation of a federal consumer-protection agency, the Wall Street Journal reports this m...

Sam Stein

Elizabeth Warren: Pass A Consumer Protection Agency Or Forget Regulatory Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the financial reform bill doesn't establish an effective and independent consumer protection agency, Congress would be better off passing nothing a...

Congress Must Act to Protect Consumers and Prevent Risky Lending

Elaine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elaine Marshall

In this environment, Congress should be clamoring to enact common sense regulations that protect consumers and prevent the risky lending that brought the country to brink of economic collapse.

Simon Johnson: Obama Should Launch An Antitrust Investigation Into Major Banks | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Instead of pursuing the issue of those "too big to fail" financial institutions exclusively through legislation, the administration could launch inste...

Sam Stein

Obama Turns To Populist Pitch To Reclaim Anti-Establishment Mantle | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House and Congress Democrats are launching a major populist initiative in an effort to lead, rather than suffer from, the anti-Wall Street,...

Friends Don't Let Friends Not Vote Massachusetts' Senate Election

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Just think how outrageous it would be if an election to replace the nation's most ardent champion of health care for all, stopped health care reform. That's exactly what Republican Scott Brown has said he will do.

Ryan Grim

Consumer Financial Protection Fight Enters New Round | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The fight in the Senate Banking Committee over the creation of a new agency dedicated to consumer financial protection has shifted from whether it sho...

The 12 Legislative Battles To Look Forward To In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The past year was grueling for Democrats trying to getting major legislation passed -- with most of the focus on health care reform. But 2010 will be ...

Ryan Grim

Frank Vows To Close Big-Bank Loophole | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The financial regulatory reform bill working its way through the House would give Bank of America a legislative gift that it pushed for in early 2007,...

Financial Regulatory Reform: Dodd's Retirement May Give Crucial May Get Crucial Push | Brady Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lawmakers, financial industry representatives, consumer advocates and other observers offered varying predictions Wednesday about how Dodd's pending r...

Black Caucus Stalling Financial Reform To Bailout Radio Station?

The New York Times | Eric Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The radio business has nothing to do with the plan to overhaul the nation's system for regulating banks and other financial institutions. Except, it ...

The Housing Bubble Has Popped, but if We Don't Pop the Denial Bubble Another Financial Crisis Awaits

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Taylor

Reform the financial system. Let's pop the bubble of denial, face reality, and create a financial system that is safe, accountable and treats all Americans fairly.

Krugman: Obama Intimidated By Wall Street Scare Stories

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A funny thing happened on the way to a new New Deal. A year ago, the only thing we had to fear was fear itself; today, the reigning doctrine in Washin...

Obama's Secret Weapon: OFA

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As the political punditry prognosticates of Democratic political disaster this fall, it is well to remember that Democrats have a weapon, the importance of which Washington types don't fully understand.

Ryan Grim

African-American Protest Against Obama Jobs Policy Heats Up In House | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

African-American Democrats in the House upped their pressure on President Obama on Wednesday, boycotting a final committee vote on a financial regulat...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Reform: Traditional Foes Join Forces To Take On Bankers | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Thursday evening, a roomful of people more accustomed to fighting each other met to unite against a common enemy: Wall Street. The forces that are...

Pass Financial Regulatory Reform - Then Break Up the Big Wall Street Banks

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

With no regard for history -- and here I mean the events of only 12 months ago -- the Republicans and Big Banks have the audacity to contend that the creation of jobs requires the lowest levels of regulation possible.

One Year After Obama's Victory: We Are in the Opening Months of a New Progressive Era

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As I watched Obama's victory speech a year ago, I thought that America was on the brink of a new progressive era. I believe that just as strongly one year later, as well as in the slogan, "Yes We Can."