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Koch Cadre Billionaire Defends Nazi Comments

Nick Surgey | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Nick Surgey

Ken Langone, the big-spending Home Depot Billionaire and ally of Charles and David Koch, clumsily defended his March 2014 comments comparing populist criticism of the 1 percent with the rise of Nazi Germany, in an interview with Capital New York published this week.

Billionaire Actually Not That Sorry About Nazi Comparison

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business

Billionaire Kenneth Langone is still defending his comparison of income inequality talking points to rhetoric in Nazi Germany, after apologizing two m...

Prominent GOP Donor: Chris Christie 'Would Connect Better' Than Jeb Bush

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

A prominent GOP donor is standing by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) as his top 2016 choice. In an interview with BuzzFeed posted Friday, Home D...

Envy and Jealousy? Gag Me With a Silver Spoon

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Michael Winship

The argument goes that instead of being jealous, we all should be working in harmony together to create jobs and opportunity. Problem is, the deeply rich talk about building the economy but do almost nothing about it.

Madoff's Billionaires: The Fear and the Fury

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Millions are only one or two paychecks away from ruin. Poverty rates have soared. In the midst of misery, more and more of the nation's wealth is being captured by the top 0.1 percent of earners. And yet, some of the most powerful and wealthy people in America are feeling persecuted.

Billionaire Is Sort Of Sorry About Nazi Comparison

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

Billionaire Kenneth Langone offered a tepid apology late Tuesday for equating rhetoric used to protest income inequality with hate speech in Nazi Germ...

Top Christie Backer Makes Shocking Hitler Comparison

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Ken Langone, a GOP megadonor and the co-founder of Home Depot, made a questionable Adolf Hitler comparison while looking at political trends ahead of ...

Christie Faces Donors As Scandal Heats Up

AP | KEN THOMAS and MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces one of his first major tests since his backyard political scandal erupted: reassuring top Republic...

Why Spitzer vs. Stringer Is Important

Tom Allon | Posted 09.21.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

New York City's Chief Financial Officer, or the Comptroller, is arguably the second most important elected office in city government, and he will likely become even more important and powerful in 2014.

Krugman: 'Maybe I Actually Am Right'

Posted 04.29.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman’s got it right when it comes to the economic crisis, says Paul Krugman. The Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times column...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Raises $14 Million In 3rd Quarter | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced a haul of $14 million in the third quarter of 2011, after r...

Democratic Double Standards and the Sacrifice of Eliot Spitzer

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

When I turn on CNN to see Eliot Spitzer as a pundit, then look around at today's crop of gutless wonders currently leading the Democratic Party, the only people I see winning from keeping Spitzer out of public office is Republicans.

The Sheriff of Wall Street Returns in Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Eliot Spitzer-- a member of the pantheon of fallen political gods who couldn't keep it zipped -- is the subject of a new documentary that explodes the myths surrounding his case. The film is riveting.

Shame on Eliot

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Peyronnin

The Untitled Eliot Spitzer Film was shown Saturday night at the Tribeca Film Festival before a nearly full auditorium that included some of New York's leading figures. Notably absent were Eliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupre.

Ex-NYSE Director Langone on Spitzer: "We All Have Our Own Private Hells. I Hope His Private Hell Is Hotter Than Anybody Else's."

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The revelations about Eliot Spitzer's illegal dalliances with a high-priced prostitute have got plenty of his former targets coming out of the woodwor...