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Jason Linkins

Former Obama Adviser To Help Bank Of America Elude Regulation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

"Big Banks Push Against Tighter Rules," says the headline in this piece from the Wall Street Journal. 'Twas ever thus, but now, "big banks" are doing ...

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...

Mark Gongloff

The Road Forward: The 5 Things Obama Must Do For Financial Reform | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

When President Barack Obama first swore the oath of office, the backdrop was a financial system in flames. Four years on, the fires are out, but those...

Mark Gongloff

Elections Give Financial Reform New Lease On Life | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

Wall Street's costly gamble to kill financial reform by betting heavily against President Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 election has b...

Four Years Later, and a Million Miles From Safety

Lawrence G. McDonald | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Lawrence G. McDonald

Dodd-Frank is a lazy man's spray-gun approach at financial reform. There is simply a total lack of critical changes needed to fix the regulatory spinal cord of the financial markets -- and it's either the blind ignorance of systemic risk or an agenda as dark as you could imagine.

Volcker: Obama Socialist Claims Have 'No Connection With Reality'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

Paul Volcker sounded off on critics of President Obama in an interview with CBS's Anthony Mason. Asked whether he agrees with accusations that the...

Why Obama Is (Finally) Taking on Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Democratscan't target big government because Republicans do that one better, especially when they're out of power. So what's the alternative? Wall Street.

Behind Obama's Decision To Toughen Stance On Big Banks

Wall Street Journal | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For nearly a year, President Barack Obama's economic team resisted measures to restrict the size and activities of the biggest U.S. banks. Two days af...

Sam Stein

Obama Turns To Populist Pitch To Reclaim Anti-Establishment Mantle | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House and Congress Democrats are launching a major populist initiative in an effort to lead, rather than suffer from, the anti-Wall Street,...

Bank Tax Won't Stop "Doomsday Cycle": Simon Johnson

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The last few weeks of political developments around the American-European financial system make us feel like we are back in the USSR. During the final...

Financial Times: If Obama Trust-Busted The Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

America's top bankers ought not to lose too much sleep over the planned levy on US financial institutions. What should keep them up at night is what e...

President Obama To Bank Execs: You Guys Are Like Overpaid Pitchers -- And You Didn't Win The World Series

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ABC News has more details from Obama's meeting with top banking executives on Monday -- according to their White House source, the President told the ...

Krugman: Not Clear That Obama Is Ready To " Take On The Bankers"

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the grim period that followed Lehman's failure, it seemed inconceivable that bankers would, just a few months later, be going right back to the pra...

Sam Stein

White House Expecting Banks Will Need More Money, But Not From Government | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama White House acknowledged on Monday that the forthcoming stress test reports on the nation's largest banks will likely reveal that several of...