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Obama Bailout

Zach Carter

Dem Senator: Obama Is 'Wrong' On Big Banks | Zach Carter | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Thursday that President Barack Obama and the U.S. Treasury Department were "wrong" to claim that the 20...

Taibbi: Bailout Helped Turn Financial System Into 'Ponzi-Like Scam'

Rolling Stone | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business

It has been four long winters since the federal government, in the hulking, shaven-skulled, Alien Nation-esque form of then-Treasury Secretary Hank Pa...

Obama Defends Auto Bailout: 'We Bet On American Workers'

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought on Saturday to sustain momentum from Vice President Joe Biden's strong debate showing b...

Top Romney Supporters Reaped Big Rewards From Program Romney Opposed

NationofChange | Greg Palast | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the federal government’s 2009 bail-out of the auto industry, “nothing more than crony capital...

Obama Michigan Ad Hits Romney On Auto Bailout

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama's re-election campaign released on Thursday a new television ad that will air in Michigan and highlight the president's handling of and s...

Martin Wolf: On Economy, Obama Was Cautious When He Should Have Been Bold | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But, as Larry Summers, Mr Obama's chief economic adviser, had said: "When markets overshoot, policymakers must overshoot too". Unfortunately, the admi...

Defining the Second Great Depression

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

If Democrats can't stand up and clearly articulate the nightmare scenario we were saved from, then the economic disaster that Republicans caused may well be the same disaster that helps them surge back into power.

One Year Later: The Post-TARP Questions We Should Be Asking

Dear John Thain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dear John Thain

While we can't decisively compare outcomes of choices that were made to alternative choices, we can ask why certain decisions haven't even been tackled.

Has Obama's Handling of the Bank Bailout Undermined Health Care Reform?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If we don't learn from the botched bank bailout, we are in danger of getting the same patchwork, reform-in-name-only outcome on health care.

The Origins of the Bailout

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Neumark

Saturday morning I went down to the dock to take my rowboat out on the lake, only to find it filled with water. After grappling with the situation, I realized I could understand the bailout in a larger context.

Wall Street Pay: Obama's Changes Set To Be Announced | LOUISE STORY and ERIC DASH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration plans to require banks and corporations that have received two rounds of federal bailouts to submit any major executive pay c...

Cheney Hits Obama Again: 'Devastating' Economic Policies

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's expansion of the federal government into the financial sector is likely to have "devastating" effects in the long term, forme...

Democratic Senators Question If Obama Is Doing Enough To Change Wall Street

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Not long ago, a group of skeptical Democratic senators met at the White House with President Obama, his chief economic adviser, Larry Summers, and Tre...

Obama Dials Down Wall Street Criticism

Wall Street Journal | MONICA LANGLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--The Obama administration, after months of criticizing Wall Street, has been scrambling to woo top bankers and financiers to back its lates...

Dear President Obama: Please Fix the Bank Bailout

Tram Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tram Nguyen

An immediate moratorium on foreclosures is necessary to keep families in their homes while a systemic solution is developed. Taxpayer money must go toward helping communities.

Ryan Grim

Administration Officials Met With Laughter At Bailout Briefing | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Administration officials were greeted with sarcasm and laughter Monday night when they briefed lawmakers and congressional staff on Treasury Secretary...

Rep. Sherman: CEO Pay Caps Could Be Removed From Stimulus Bill

Talking Points Memo | Elana Schor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, has been a stalwart skeptic of the Treasury's bailout program sin...

Geithner Prevails In Internal Debate Over Bailout, Opposing Tough Conditions | STEPHEN LABATON and EDMUND L. ANDREWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's new plan to bail out the nation's banks was fashioned after a spirited internal debate that pitted the Treasur...

Obama Faces Tough Week; Stimulus, Bailout On Tap

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plunges into a difficult test of his leadership this week, struggling to get a divided Congress to agree on ...

Obama: CEOs Must Stop "Draining" Bailout Funds (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama continued his criticisms of Wall Street bonuses in his weekly address Saturday following his strong comments this week about the amount of money...

Obama To Outline New Bailout Strategy In The Coming Days

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday promised to lower mortgage costs, offer job-creating loans for small businesses, get credit flow...

TARP II: Krugman Slams Obama Plan For Second Bailout

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, news came out that Treasury officials are planning a second bank bailout -- one that could cost another $1 to $2 trillion. In a blog p...

Ryan Grim

Dem Sen. Durbin: "I Feel Like I've Been TARPed And Feathered" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democratic leadership is whipping its members ahead of a crucial vote on whether to release the second half of the $350 billion in bailout fund...

What Today's Bailout Vote Says About the New Senate

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

What we've learned from today's bailout vote is that lots of our new senators - even those who campaigned as populists - are already under the spell of "the most exclusive club in the world."

Obama's First Vote: $350 Bailout Funds

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Seeking an early legislative victory, President-elect Barack Obama prevailed Thursday despite eroding Senate support for the financ...