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Jennifer Bendery

Valerie Jarrett: Business Community Has 'Great Deal Of Confidence' In Obama | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said while it may be true that the financial industry isn't giving as much money to Pres...

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.

A Fat Cat Wants Out

Victor Stenger | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Victor Stenger

I suppose private equity companies perform some useful services, but do these fully justify the huge profits they make?

A Jury Takes on Wall Street: Occupy Finds an Ally

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

God bless American juries. As the government, press and political classes resolutely keep their eyes shut about corporate misdeeds, juries keep the faith. Not just by convicting Wall Streeters, but by acquitting them when the evidence requires, and then speaking out.

Sam Stein

Billionaire-Backed Conservative Groups Paint Obama As Wall Street Stooge | Sam Stein | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative super PAC American Crossroads debuted a new web ad on Tuesday that attacks President Barack Obama for a litany of waste...

Wall Street, Romney, and Obama

Mike Lux | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Bain Capital was Wall Street at its worst. But the Obama team, in the White House and in the campaign, in order to win on the Bain attack, needs to face -- and turn around -- the perception that the administration has been weak on Wall Street.

Obama Holds Key Fundraisers

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke at a fundraiser co-hosted by by Ricky Martin, the LGBT Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund at the Rubin Museum of Art ...

Eliot Spitzer: Obama 'Has Been On Wall Street's Side Since Day One'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business

When it comes to reforming Wall Street, President Obama is all talk, according to Eliot Spitzer. The former New York governor took to Reuters TV's ...

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...

Not Saving Social Security, Again

William O'Rourke | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
William O'Rourke

The anti-Social Security privatizers, through their various "think tanks" and talking heads, have spread so much misinformation about the program over the last three decades, it is no surprise that so many people are confused.

Wall Street Abandons Republicans -- Now Supports Higher Taxes on the Wealthy

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Wall Street mavens may be coming around. Years after they decimated the economy, they are beginning to realize that they need to change not just the error of their ways, but also the way of their errors.

Progressive Groups Demand Obama Launch Investigation Into Housing Crisis

Simon McCormack | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

With big banks inching closer to a settlement over allegedly improper foreclosures -- one that critics call too lenient -- progressive groups are call...

A Lesson From the Brits on Bank Bailouts

Ted Kaufman | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business
Ted Kaufman

I have never quite been able to understand how the decision was made to fire Richard Wagoner at GM but not Vikram Pandit at Citibank. Is running a huge bank really more complex than running a huge automobile manufacturer?

Sam Stein

DNC Takes To The Sky To Taunt Mitt Romney | Sam Stein | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In anticipation of Mitt Romney's set of fundraisers in New York City on Wednesday night, the Democratic National Committee is taking som...

Finding Out What the Occupy Wall Street Movement Is

Reverend Billy | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Reverend Billy

Obama compared Occupy Wall Street with the Tea Party, and then called one right and the other left. He doesn't get it.

Too Big to Jail

Glenn Greenwald | Posted 12.25.2011 | Books
Glenn Greenwald

In protecting Wall Street after the 2008 crash, the executive branch violated its core constitutional duty. It is now clear that there are virtually no limits on the magnitude of the crimes that the nation's most powerful private actors can commit with impunity.

Obama, Occupy Wall Street and 2012

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Occupy Wall Street movement is not talking about running somebody against President Obama in the Democratic Party, but this would be about the best thing that could happen to the Obama campaign.

Why Obama Should Stand By the Wall Street Protesters

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt usually fitted together in a pragmatic way what was morally right and politically useful. Can Barack Obama do the same?

The Onion: Obama Heroically Punches Wall Street Banker

Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy

In a report from Onion News Network, President Obama affirmed his solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Protestors by punching a Wall Street banker i...

President Obama Doesn't Deserve the Knock From Wall Street Occupiers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

To dump blame on Obama for not rising above the sordid history of Wall Street greed and abuse aided and abetted by successive presidents and Congress ignores, confuses, and disparages what Obama tried to do, what he was able to do, and what was impossible to do.

Obama Addresses Protesters Wall Street Anger

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

At a Thursday news conference, president Barack Obama said demonstrators picketing against Wall Street are expressing the frustrations of the American...

Amanda Terkel

Tim Geithner: Wall Street's Anger At President Obama Is 'Inexplicable' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says he is baffled that Wall Street continues to oppose President Obama, even though administration offi...

The Man Who May Bring the Banksters to Justice (If They Don't Break His Knees First)

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman may go down as the most important public official in reforming the corrupt financial system -- if he can hold out against pressure from Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, and the Obama administration.

Frank Rich: Obama's Failure

New York Magazine | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

What haunts the Obama administration is what still haunts the country: the stunning lack of accountability for the greed and misdeeds that brought Ame...

Obama Seeks To Win Back Wall Street Cash

New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A few weeks before announcing his re-election campaign, President Obama convened two dozen Wall Street executives, many of them longtime...