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Sam Stein

Obama Considers Administrative Fix For Health Law Sticker Shock | Sam Stein | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration is considering a fix to the president’s health care law that would expand the universe of individuals who r...

Sam Stein

White House: We Won't Compromise On The Individual Mandate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday said it had no plans to abandon the controversial individual mandate in the president's signature he...

Vocation Matriculation: The Case For Trade Education In High School

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

Although education is certainly a factor in paving the road to economic recovery, college is not the right path for everyone.

Turning Around the Administration's Turnaround Policy

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Turnarounds need to be intense, but reformers must also take the time to lay a foundation for dramatic improvements.

Racing to the Top of the Cliff (and Beyond)

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Steve Nelson

Will we ever learn? The latest evidence that the "Race to the Top" program leads over the edge of a cliff comes courtesy of the depressing results rep...

To the Man with the Audacity of Hope: Let's Make Good on Cradle to Career

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Get back to the cradle, Mr. President, to the scientists in the crib, to those magical years of early childhood, where our country's future lies.

Washington DC's 'Promise Neighborhood' Makes School Reform A Community Concern

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

This time last year, the Parkside-Kenilworth area in Washington D.C. mirrored struggling communities across the United States -- low-performing schoo...

Where Is The Value In Value-Added Rankings Of Our Nation's Teachers?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"Value-added" rankings have been a buzz word among educators since "Race to the Top", began promising funds to school systems that adapt to certain r...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Poll: Mass. Voters Protested Against Weak Wall Street, Health Care Policies | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

Sam Stein

Obama Staffing Health Care Reform Implementation Team | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the weekend, the Obama administration continued the critical process of hiring health care experts to help carry out and sell the policy it passe...

Ryan Grim

Unified GOP To Block Senate From Debating Wall Street Reform | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mitch McConnell has rounded up the necessary votes to block Democrats from bringing Wall Street reform to the Senate floor, a spokesman for the Senate...

Sam Stein

White House Says Financial Regulation Reform By Memorial Day Is Possible, Offers Specifics | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama administration officials on Wednesday expressed optimism about the passage of financial regulatory reform legislation and made explicit recommen...

Sam Stein

Obama, Democrats Begin Reaping Political Benefits Of Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only hours after the president signed health care reform legislation into law on Tuesday, the immediate political benefits for the Democratic Party ar...

Reid Cramer: Financial Reform In Five Steps

Mother Jones | Reid Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The big banks and their lobbyists are vigorously resisting a rewrite of their operating rules and working hard to insert loopholes and exclusions that...

Senator Maria Cantwell

Local News | Kyung M. Song | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Washington Senator Maria Cantwell is leading a crusade against derivatives trading, writes Kyung Song in the Seattle Times: "She has introduced bills ...

Treasury Secretaries of Administrations Past Petition For Volcker Rule

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 'Volcker Rule' got fresh support this morning when five former Treasury Secretaries endorsed the key financial regulation in a letter to the Wall ...

Credit CARD Act Goes Into Effect On Monday, And Banks Are Ready Fee Blitz Escalates

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Monday, the second phase of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009--a major overhaul that boosts safeguards again...

Volcker Still 'Just A Photo Op'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Paul Volcker was first appointed chairman of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, he really didn't expect to have much influence. ...

Martin Wolf: Bank Reforms Are, But Obama's Proposals Are 'Unworkable, Undesirable And Irrelevant' | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I admire Mr Volcker and strongly support his desire to develop a financial sector that supports the wider economy, rather than makes vast profits out ...

Nelson: Obama Will 'Have To Scale Back Agenda'

The Hill | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will have to scale back his domestic agenda after finishing work on healthcare, one Democratic senator said Monday. Sen. Bill ...

World Economic Forum Davos bankers to lobby against Obama reforms | Katie Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Banking chiefs will head to Davos this week where they are expected to use the Swiss ski resort's annual economics jamboree to quietly lobby against B...

NYU Economists

Viral Acharya and Matthew Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Obama's sweeping proposal for financial regulation took the world by surprise. Here two of the world's leading professors of finance explain why it is...

Sam Stein

White House Recognizes 'Wake Up Call,' Tries To Project Calm | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House officials were in crisis mode today, but gave no public indication of changing course in the wake of a humbling defeat in the Massachusett...

Maybe You Can

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

After Guantanamo, after state secrets, after cap and trade, health care, the settlement freeze, and Afghanistan, it will be hard to answer the skeptic who says Obama lacks the conviction of his convictions.

Sam Stein

Lamont On Lieberman: He's Echoing GOP's Health Care Talking Points | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine months after the Democratic leadership voted to allow Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) to retain his chairmanship of a key committee and continue ...