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Sabrina Siddiqui

Contrary Congress Can't Get It Together To Help Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers agree on the need for swift response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, but their debate over reforms to the International...

Boehner Criticizes Senate Ukraine Aid Package

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reiterated his opposition Thursday to a Senate Ukraine aid bill that includes a U.S. quota increase at the Interna...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ukraine Aid Clears Senate Panel As New Snarl Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would provide Ukraine with up to $1 billion in loan guarantees and levy sanctions against Russian officials cleared a Senate...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Approves $1 Billion Aid Package For Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives cleared a financial aid package for Ukraine on Thursday, heeding the White House's request that Congress re...

IMF Agrees To Terms For Spending Huge Fund

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund agreed on Friday that it would only draw on the $430 billion in extra resources comm...

Why Tension Between World Leaders Is Mounting

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - Tensions among some of the world's leading economies are on a boil over a plan to...

IMF Denies Report On $600 Billion Lending Facility

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday denied a report in Japan's Nikkei newspaper that the Group of 20 nations were planning to assemble a ...

It's Not Only Strauss-Kahn Who Should Be on Trial. It's the IMF Itself.

Johann Hari | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
Johann Hari

There's an inane debate in the press about who should be the next head of the IMF. If we took the idea of human equality seriously, we would be discussing how to disband the IMF entirely and start again.

IMF Revelations: The End of European Dominance & the Rise of Emerging Markets?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Historically the IMF Managing Director has been European and the World Bank President American but nowhere in the "Articles of Agreement' is this mentioned. So where did this bias come from?

The Majority of the World's Countries Can Change the IMF

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

As finance ministers, bankers, and other interested parties from around the world flock to Washington for the semi-annual IMF-World Bank meetings, the...

IMF Urges Stimulus To Help "Dire" Job Market

Reuters | Walter Gibbs and Gwladys Fouche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OSLO (Reuters) -- The world's rich countries need to extend fiscal stimulus and job growth initiatives to fix a "dire" labor market that could threate...

IMF Prepares for Financial Meltdown

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

The IMF has been issuing warnings over the past couple weeks. If this massive expansion is a direct reaction to their recent statements, then we are looking at a severe financial shock in the near future.

Red Flags and Red Lights for IMF Lending

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

Shareholders at the IMF and other international financial institutions need to take a step back from the frenzy of stimulus-inspired lending and re-examine the issue of debt sustainability in poor, debt-vulnerable countries.

Goldman's Profits Come from Our Pockets: Why We Need a Tobin Tax

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

While Wall Street's welfare queens have been busy collecting generous government handouts, the 50 states have been left to fend for themselves.

"Happy" Anniversary, Iceland

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

This has been a very rough year for Iceland, and it's not likely to get better anytime soon. The public's anger continues to grow, and it would not be surprising if this winter sees a repeat of last winter's uprising.

IMF Gives $164 Million to Coup Government in Honduras, Following Familiar Pattern

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Supporters argue that the IMF has changed. But after depositing a large amount of money in Honduras -- the site of a recent coup -- it's looking more and more like the same old IMF on steroids.

Six Reasons to Love the Supplemental and Celebrate Progressives in Government

Heather Hurlburt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Hurlburt

There's a decent chance that, in future, members of Congress from all sides will lose the ability to push unpopular projects through by tying them to money for the troops on the ground.

Robert Gates To GOP Leaders: You're Putting Our Security At Risk

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wow. Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton are now thrusting themselves into the raging fight over the White House's request for Congressional cash for the...

Jeff Muskus

Bizarre Alliance: House GOP And Liberal Dems Could Kill War Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans, allied with anti-war Democrats, may be the best hope to save the Freedom of Information Act from the White House or to oppose troop...

G-20: Welcome to the Multi-Polar World

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The run-up to the G-20 meeting has been interesting and colorful. President Lula Da Silva of Brazil declared that "this crisis was caused by the irrat...