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Zach Carter

House Democrats Break With Obama By Calling For Wall Street Tax | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Monday unveiled a plan to cut taxes for middle-class families that would be paid for in part by a new tax on Wall Str...

Paul Blumenthal

Plunge In Wall Street Money Bolsters Populist Shift Among Democrats | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With their first act in full control of the new Congress, Republicans tried to push through a bill to delay the Volcker Rule, which limi...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Rides In To Defend Antonio Weiss From Elizabeth Warren | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andrew Ross Sorkin has found the problem: there are too few bankers working in government. He has also found the reason there are so few...

Barack Obama, Wall Street Warrior?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It was good to hear President Obama say that reining in Wall Street's high-risk behavior is an "unfinished piece of business." It would be even better if this observation were quickly followed by action -- the kind of concrete action he can take immediately, with or without Congress's cooperation.

Obama Says 'Further Reforms' Needed To Rein In Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama believes additional reforms are needed to rein in the excesses of Wall Street some six years after the financial crisis plunged...

Obama's Top Wall Street Ally Sets Record Straight On The Shutdown's Economic Impact

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Robert Wolf, former chairman of the Americas for UBS, joined HuffPost Live to discuss the shutdown and its economic impact. ...

Obama To Wall Street: You Should Be Scared

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A self-described "exasperated" President Barack Obama told Wall Street CEOs on Wednesday that they should not take for granted that the ...

Obama Urges Renewed Focus On Wall Street Reform

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Passage of a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulations in 2010 was a hallmark of President Barack Obama's first term. Three years lat...

Obama Feels 'Urgency' Over Key Wall Street Reforms

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to communicate a "sense of urgency" about finishing new rules for Wall Street when he me...

Obama To Meet With Financial Regulators Over Wall Street Reform Law

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will sit down with the leading U.S. financial market regulator...

Why Democrats Wasted The Wall Street Meltdown

The New Republic | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Americans believe that they have the world's freest and best political system; it's just the government and the people who run it that they despise....

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

President Obama: Driving on Cruise Control

John Bruhns | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
John Bruhns

The president strikes me as a man of good character. He is a family man and an admirable, inspirational person. However, it has become increasingly difficult to decipher where the president stands politically.

What President Obama Must Do In His Second Term To Protect Main Street From Wall Street

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

The goal of a safer, sounder financial system, one that is less prone to crisis and failure and eliminates or dramatically reduces the need for taxpayer bailouts, is achievable. This is what the American people voted for last November. This is the president's clear mandate.

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...

Stocks Rise On President Obama's Fiscal Cliff Remarks

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks closed higher Wednesday, their first gain of the week, as bank shares rose and comments by President Barack Obama made investo...

8 Things the President Can Do to Win Over the Business Community

Gene Marks | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Short of suggesting a lot of patience and even more heavy drinking, I really don't have much advice to offer for you there. But I do have eight ideas for how you can win over the business community during your next term.

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...

Wall Street To Obama: Now That You've Won, Let's Be Friends Again

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

* Obama expected to name key financial regulatory heads * Bank lobbyists to focus on regulators as well as issues * Oppo...

Wall Street Elites Assess Election 2012 Odds

Charles Gasparino | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Charles Gasparino

Romney might pull this out because the polling is so bad, Evangelicals will turn out in record numbers and Democratic enthusiasm will be really, really low. That might happen, but the odds are fairly significant it won't.

Obama Raises Concerns Over 'Risky Behavior'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, who once called bank executives "fat cats" and their pay "obscene," says Wall Street needs to change executive p...

Memo to Barack Obama and Social Justice Activists: New Book Explains Why Movements Need Insiders and Outsiders

John Atlas | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
John Atlas

What would have happened if, when Occupy Wall Streeters had taken over Zuccotti Square and the OWS leaders went beyond direct action and pressured Obama to support their cause with specific demands?

The Vampire Squid Has Feelings and Obama Is No Longer Her BFF

William K. Black | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
William K. Black

Matt Taibbi famously dubbed Goldman "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." The news flash is that Goldman Sachs has revealed her new, softer side.

The Biggest Kiss: How Neither Political Party Wants to Break Up the Biggest Banks

Jeff Connaughton | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business
Jeff Connaughton

Neither Mitt Romney and the Republicans nor President Obama and many Democrats favor breaking up the big banks, the best way to prevent another taxpayer bailout after a financial crisis.

Obama To Romney: You Pick Wall St. Over Big Bird

Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

President Obama is betting that Big Bird appeals to more Americans than Wall Street. On the campaign trail Friday, Obama hit back at two of Mitt R...