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Finally! A Bipartisan Bill Congress Can Be Proud Of

David Paul | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
David Paul

The sound of jingling coins that could be heard as members of Congress skipped off to National and Dulles airports was payment for a job well done.

The Silver Anniversary of the "Keating Five" Meeting - Speaking Truth to Power

William K. Black | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
William K. Black

Today is the 25th anniversary of an infamous savings and loan fraud, the use of five senators to escape sanction for a massive violation of the law. I call on President Obama to recognize the hero of this by appointing financial regulator Michael Patriarca as head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Why an Investigative Journalist Is Running Against John McCain

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Dougherty

McCain's calculated and desperate gambit to appease Arizona's rabid Right, a move that Jon Stewart aptly described as "shorting his soul," convinced me it was time to challenge him in his own arena: politics.

McCain Emails Supporters for Money, Vows to 'Guide Our Nation out of the Current Economic Crisis'

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

Three links embedded in the email all lead to a donation form. There are no links to information regarding McCain's ideas for solving the current economic crisis.

A Nation of Village Idiots

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Moore

Don't let them tell you this economic meltdown is a complicated mess. It's not. Our national financial crisis is readily understood by anyone who has seen greed and hypocrisy.

Obama's Brilliant Shot Across the Bow

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

Obama made clear that he would not remain passive in the face of tactics such as the Willie Horton ad that undermined the 1988 campaign of Dukakis or the Swift Boat attacks against Kerry.

Keep The Lipstick Off The Pig

Tom Gilroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gilroy

However badly we'd love to flush the karmic toilet, how likely it is the forces that gave us Enron, Jack Abramoff, economic collapse and Blackwater has been humbled into changing their venal ways? Not a chance.

McCain Took $51,400 From Partners Of Law Firm Founded By Charles Keating, Including Own Nephew

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Campaign finance records show that McCain accepted contributions from 41 partners of the law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp. As the name suggests, the firm was founded by Charles Keating.

Being McCain Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

McCain's penchant for self-criticism extends to the end of his first marriage. He left his first wife Carol, and quickly started seeing Cindy. Yet McCain has said that was his worst moral failure.

John McCain Needs a Permanent Time Out

Justin Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Frank

McCain's behavior in the first two debates was not passive-aggressive, fear-driven, or even racist -- he was simply protecting himself from blowing his stack. Obama's calm must drive him crazy.

Cindy McCain Kept Keating Partnership After Scandal

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's wife and father-in-law continued a lucrative business partnership with disgraced financier Charles H. Keating Jr. for 11 years afte...

Friday Talking Points [51] -- Some Positivity

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we're all waiting for someone to leak the Palin Troopergate Report (which is reminiscent of waiting for "Fitzmas" during the whole Scooter Libby...

McCain-Keating Letter: "I'm Yours Till Death Do Us Part"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Times reports that in 1986, John McCain wrote a note on House stationery to Charles Keating, chairman of a failed savings and loan asso...

It's Over

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill George

Just as Hillary Clinton learned in the primaries, it is extremely difficult to compete simultaneously with Obama's unwavering strategy and his unrelenting organization on the ground.

Fellow Keating Five Member: McCain Deserves More Scrutiny

Politicker AZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini told Monday that he thinks Sen. John McCain's involvement in the Keating Five scandal of the late '...

Did McCain Compare Obama to a Nazi?

Jairus Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jairus Grove

Yesterday, John McCain, rather than responding to the factual claims regarding his involvement in the Keating 5 scandal, engaged in the lowest form of...

New Obama Keating Five movie

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

Voters in swing states -- and this, Colorado, appears to be the mother of all swing states -- are treated to a nearly endless barrage of political advertising and discussion.

GOP Strategist: McCain "Appears Desperate"

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the McCain campaign announced this weekend that it would start attacking Sen. Barack Obama via guilt by association, peddling smears about people...

McCain Still Wistful for "Charlie Keating's Shangri-la"

Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Dickinson

McCain and Keating were much more than "social friends" as McCain's lawyer said on a conference call today. They were political business partners.

McCain Campaign Rewrites Keating Scandal

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

The Keating Five connections are very troubling for what they mean today -- both on economic philosophy and on McCain's willingness to get cozy with special interests.

You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Whatever you believe about Bill Ayers and the Weathermen, the fact remains that he is not running for president. But John McCain doesn't really have any other arrows left in his quiver.

Why Did McCain Sell Out to Big Oil? Ask Charles Keating.

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

John McCain's new coziness with Big Oil is in many respects just a replay of his old coziness with Charles Keating. In both cases, money and access bought influence.

Obama: "We Don't Throw the First Punch, But We'll Throw the Last"

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Asheville, NC, this afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., made a statement about today's bleak economic news, hammered Sen. John McCain's campaign ...

Nico Pitney

Flashback: McCain's Presidential Ambitions Raised In Keating Hearing | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prominently featured in the Obama campaign's new Keating Five documentary is a former chief federal regulator named William Black, who had a front-row...

Brand Expert Scores Obama v. McCain 7 Ways

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

The Obama and McCain brands have been rated by branding-strategy expert Patt Cottingham of Genuine Imprints, Ltd . Her paper "Brand Obama or Brand Mc...