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Mary Jo White

4 Reasons the SEC's New Ratio Test Will Not Decrease CEO Pay

Avi Sinensky | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Avi Sinensky

This proposal -- like some of the other rules implemented under Dodd-Frank -- will do little to accomplish the desired effect of narrowing the gap between employee compensation and executive compensation. If anything, it may have the opposite effect.

Shutdowns and the Real World

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The shutdown is the story of the moment. But there are also other real things going on in the real world that have huge consequences for, yes, real people -- and the media shouldn't ignore those other stories.

'Money Has to Serve, Not to Rule'

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

The pope points out that in ideologies that are grounded in the drive for power and for possessions a rejection of both God and others and an attitude that considers ethics as a nuisance.

Mark Gongloff

SEC Backtracks Slightly On Controversial Policy | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

If you get busted doing bad things to investors, you had better watch out: The nation's top securities watchdog might, on very rare occasions, actuall...

In a Tight Spot, SEC Chair White Puts Agency's Credibility on the Line

Barbara Roper | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Barbara Roper

Unfortunately for Chair White, her predecessors' mishandling of the JOBS Act rulemaking to lift the ban on general solicitation in private offerings has left her with an uncomfortable choice between speeding implementation of that rule and ignoring her commitment to follow the economic analysis guidelines.

IRS Scandal a Carbuncle -- on a Cancer-Wracked Body

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Permitting Tea Party, left-wing, libertarian, middle-of-the-road -- whatever -- groups to define themselves as untaxed social welfare organizations that may accept unlimited, untaxed, secret corporate gifts and sponsor political ads is a sarcoma on democracy.

Paul Blumenthal

'No One Is Working' On Corporate Disclosure Rule | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is not currently writing a rule to require public corporations to disclose their political contri...

SEC Considering Review Of Stock Market

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, is on board with calls for a broad review of the framework of ...

Obama in Plunderland: Down the Corporate Rabbit Hole

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The president's new choices for Commerce secretary and FCC chair underscore how far down the rabbit hole his populist conceits have tumbled. Yet the Obama rhetoric about standing up for working people against "special interests" is as profuse as ever.

SEC Taps Wall Street Lawyer to Police Wall Street

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The appointment comes as no surprise because the agency typically draws regulators from the ranks of the regulated. But it does illustrate a significant problem: by relying so heavily on people with industry connections, the SEC can tangle itself in conflicts of interest.

Will Congress Bully SEC into Ignoring JOBS Act Concerns?

Barbara Roper | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Barbara Roper

There is a scandal here, but it is not the one House Republicans have seized on.

Paul Blumenthal

Half A Million Calling On SEC For More Disclosure | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of public comments submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on a rulemaking petition to require corporations...

Ben Hallman

New Wall Street Regulator To Sit Out Key Enforcement Decisions | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

Wall Street has a new top watchdog, but it isn't clear whether she will be in the room as her agency makes key decisions about whether to pursue some ...


Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White as the n...

Prospective SEC Chairman Dismisses Revolving Door Concerns

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Mary Jo White -- President Obama's nominee to serve as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) -- said at her confirmation hearing today that the investing public need not worry about her history of defending companies from the government.

President Mitt Romney

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.11.2013 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

I knew President Romney was unlikely to champion civil liberties, but I never imagined he would claim the right to kill people he did not like. I woke up terrified. "President Romney is trying to kill me with drones," I screamed.

Mary Jo White: Wall Street Watch Dog or Lap Dog? The CEO Pay Test

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Mary Jo White is touted as a former tough prosecutor with the ability to police Wall Street. She is at the top of her profession, with experience as a leading corporate defense attorney. And it is this very experience that raises questions as to whether she can and will do the job.

POGO Sticks It to the SEC

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Join us for our latest episode of "As the Door Revolves," in which the door spins even faster between the SEC and big business. It's called "regulatory capture" -- the takeover of government agencies by the very corporations they're supposed to keep an eye on.

"Moderate" Politicians, "Defense" Spending and Other Orwellian Nonsense

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

"Pro-life" values? Not a label that abortion-rights advocates should use for opponents of a woman's right to choose an abortion. One of the main reasons those opponents keep calling themselves "pro-life" is they want to imply that supporters of abortion rights are anti-life. Why help?

Ben Hallman

Mary Jo White Takes A Spin In The Revolving Door | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

Morgan Stanley needed someone with an inside line to the Securities and Exchange Commission. It was 2005, and the investment banking giant's board of ...

Obama Really Bugged

Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

During a Thursday event to nominate former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, President Barack Obama found hi...

Mark Gongloff

Will The New SEC Watchdog Have Bite? | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

President Obama's expected pick of former U.S. prosecutor Mary Jo White to be the nation's top securities watchdog is widely being taken as signaling ...

Obama Pick For Essential Position Emerges

Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A White House official says President Barack Obama on Thursday will nominate Mary Jo White as ch...