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Key Democrat Criticizes Obama Administration For Lacking 'Political Will'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has privately criticized the Obama administration and the Department of Justice for not aggr...

Obama's Big Bank Opportunity

Ted Kaufman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

The Obama administration has a big opportunity to get on the right side of history and finally do something about the size, complexity and riskiness of our very largest banks.

Ben Hallman

Warren, Brown Rake Foreclosure Officials Over The Coals

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

Two prominent Democratic senators levied a withering attack on federal bank regulators on Thursday, accusing them at a Senate hearing of putting the i...

Zach Carter

Senate 'Break Up The Banks' Bill Draws Wall Street Scorn

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Momentum to break up the nation's largest banks is building quickly on Capitol Hill, just weeks after a unanimous, symbolic vote in the ...

Senate Bill Would Rein In Too Big To Fail Banks

Quartz | Tim Fernholz | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Quartz: Senate staff are reviewing a draft of banking legislation that would raise equity funding requirements for financial institutions, pull the...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Spooked By Possible New Chairman

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The departure of Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) has left a vacancy atop the powerful panel that could fall to on...

Luke Johnson

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urges Obama To End Afghanistan War

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged President Barack Obama in a letter Wednesday to end the ...

Sherrod Brown Praises Portman For Gay Marriage Reversal

Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

The ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI — Ohio's senior U.S. senator is praising Republican Sen. Rob Portman for now supporting gay marriage. Democrat...

Holder Confesses

Mike Lux | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

This is the ultimate Big F'ing Deal: the nation's top prosecutor openly admitting that some people and institutions are so big, wealthy, and powerful that it is the policy of the United States to hesitate to prosecute them no matter how terrible their crime.

"Some of These Institutions Have Become Too Large"

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Simon Johnson

The Justice Department's budget documents prominently quote Thomas Jefferson: "The most sacred of the duties of government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens." The attorney general just told Congress and the country that this principle no longer applies to very large financial institution.

Three Solutions to the Oligarchy Problem

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Zephyr Teachout

If we want a society of smaller and medium-sized firms, we can have it -- there are no constitutional constraints. We need a strong antitrust regime and stronger antitrust laws, and the capacity to enforce those laws located in people who aren't tied into the oligopoly.

Friday Talking Points -- When Universes Collide

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big news in Washington "journalism" circles this week was not the side issue of "did Obama personally come up with the sequester idea?" but the side-side issue of "did Obama personally take Bob Woodward out to the woodshed and beat him mercilessly with a tire iron?" Or something like that...

Banks, Food, and Telecom: Break Them Up

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Zephyr Teachout

There was a lot of typical surface chatter yesterday -- the sequester, the Pope, BW (Bob Woodward), BW (Business Week), Groupon -- but under the surface something far more important was happening.

Amanda Terkel

Sherrod Brown, David Vitter Team Up To Break Up The Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Multi-trillion dollar financial institutions continue to get richer, exerting more and more control over both America's economy and its ...

Zach Carter

Top Fed Official Endorses Breaking Up 'Too Big To Fail' Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official is having second thoughts about his 2009 declaration that breaking up the biggest Wall Street banks is "m...

Service Strengthens America

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

As we begin another countdown to looming federal funding reductions, decision makers in Washington are looking for creative ways to avert the impact of potentially devastating cuts.

Zach Carter

Former Government Regulators Help Keep Banks Too Big To Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The steady flow of officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission into top corporate jobs feeds a regulatory culture of weak law ...

TBTF, TBTJ: Too Big to Exist

Mike Lux | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

I remain troubled by the fact that fundamental economic issues seem to be the last thing on anybody's minds in D.C. And looming over these economic problems is the elephant in the room: these Too Big To Fail, and apparently Too Big To Jail, Wall Street financial conglomerates.

Sherrod Brown Blasts Boy Scouts, Fox News

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Senator Sherrod Brown, who along with Senator Jeff Merkley sent a letter this week urging the Boy Scouts of America to accept gay members, joined Huff...

Sherrod Brown, Chuck Grassley Turn Up Heat On Banks

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned whether the Justice Department has been aggressive enough in prosecuting misc...

Earth to the Pundits: Scott Brown Lost Big and Would Lose Big Again

Mike Lux | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

What's most damning to Scott Brown's future prospects isn't the margin of his defeat. It's the campaign he ran and the issues he stood for.

Tea Party Favorite Back To Old Tricks

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) has given two aides from his failed U.S. Senate campaign state jobs, including one who he dispatched to a basic debt cl...

Can Democrats Retake the House in 2014?

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The pundits will be predicting doom and gloom for sure. Not only did we fail to win the House back in a good Democratic year, they will remind us, but in the sixth year of a presidency the president's party almost always loses seats.

The Other Loser in 2012

Mike Lux | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The many losers on the Republican side were to my mind some of the people and groups who have degraded our politics and policies in the worst kind of way. But there is one other set of people and groups who lost in this election.

Now the Democrats Must Lead

David Bromwich | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

The largest hope of 2012 surely rests not with the president, but with those senators of political skill and passion who have been elected or reelected. They may give the party a backbone it has missed in recent years.