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Jonathan Cohn

Somebody Forgot To Tell Bush, Cruz And Rubio The GM Bailout Worked | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

If you want to understand the temperaments and governing philosophies of the Republican presidential candidates, pay close attention to the way they t...

Disgraced Financier Rattner Clueless About the Economy

Curtis Ellis | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Curtis Ellis

Apparently, the nation's most prestigious newspaper feels Rattner's financial acumen and half-vast experience in manufacturing -- manufacturing kickback schemes, that is -- qualifies him to hold forth on what ails the economy.

Election Night with Joe and Mika: How to Get Less Biased News Coverage

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Election Night with Joe and Mika took place at 92Y on November 6, 2012. In this clip, the panel featuring Mike Barnicle, Mark Halperin, Jon Meacham an...

Thank You, Paul Ryan

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Given the importance of Social Security to regular Americans and its partisan value to Democrats since Franklin Roosevelt, no sane Democrat should be associated with these efforts. But in an age of Citizens United and unlimited corporate donations, where Obama tacks back and forth between criticizing Wall Street and soliciting Wall Street executives for campaign funds, it is all too tempting to demonstrate fiscal "soundness" by joining this parade. Thanks to Paul Ryan, however, the president may be spared again. The association of Romney-Ryan with the gutting of Medicare and Social Security offers just too tempting a political target to throw away for the sake of impressing Simpson, Bowles, and their corporate cronies. Or so we must hope.

Sam Stein

Steve Rattner: Mitt Romney Used 'Every Trick In The Book' To Avoid Tax Penalties | Sam Stein | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Steve Rattner, President Barack Obama's former car czar, weighed in on Mitt Romney's tax returns Sunday, arguing that the presumptive Re...

Bain Capitol?

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Over the past few weeks, the main debate in the political arena has centered on what would it mean if Washington, D.C., became a Bain Capitol after the November elections. Would it be worse or better for job creation and the economy?

Jon Ward

Romney Shies From Bain Debate | Jon Ward | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney refused to give the green light Wednesday to a full discussion of his career in private equity at Bain Capital. Time Mag...

Allowing for Synchronicity During These Times of Upheaval

Vivian Norris | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home
Vivian Norris

"... They are finding that the isolation and separation of objects from each other is more apparent than real; at deeper levels, everything --atoms, c...

U.S. Manufacturing Has a Key Role in the U. S. Economy of the Future

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Thomas J. Duesterberg

There is a more positive economic and political case to be made that, instead of accepting a slow decline, we put our shoulder to the wheel and build on the apparently hidden but obvious strengths of U.S. manufacturing.

Crazy Talk Radio Fueling Another "Big Lie"

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Depending on the radio program, we're either about to become a communist or fascist nation (okay, sometimes both), all because of the suspiciously foreign-looking guy in the White House.

White House Reportedly Calling The Shots On GM IPO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/DETROIT (Reuters, By Clare Baldwin, Soyoung Kim and Kevin Krolicki) - Steve Girsky remembers sitting at his kitchen table in New York on the ...

New York's Sexy Race For State Comptroller

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Forget the likes of Carl Paladino, Andrew Cuomo and Chuck Schumer. The most interesting race on the ballot for those of us in New York City is the one for state comptroller.

SEC = Securities Executive Club

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Many people are now convinced that the SEC lets white collar criminals get away with murder. For example, the Wall Street Journal recently reported t...

Marcus Baram

Former Car Czar: 'TARP Saved Our Country,' GM Bailout Worked | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former car czar Steven Rattner, whose new book, "Overhaul", has been making waves as the first tell-all book to come out of the Obama administration, ...

Sleeper Candidate?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The next eight weeks will show us whether the Republican candidate for comptroller can ignite widespread feelings against incumbency and the public demand for fiscal responsibility into support.

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

Marcus Baram

EXCLUSIVE: Car Czar's Tell-All Book Pulls No Punches On Auto Bailout | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL DOWN for our slideshow of the book's revelations In "Overhaul", his upcoming chronicle of his reign as "car czar," Steven Rattner offers an in...

Mayor Bloomberg's Offshore Millions? The Cayman Islands, Cyrus, And Mauritius

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Aram Roston

It isn't easy to track where Mayor Michael Bloomberg's money is all invested. But at the New York Observer we took a close look at his "Bloomberg Family Foundation" and found some surprises.

Eliot Spitzer: Obama Economic Policies Ineffective, A Continuation Of Bush

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are Obama's economic policies actually working? Intelligence Squared posed this question to six policy experts at a debate in New York this week. ...

What Happened to Steve Rattner?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Rattner is the well-connected financier who was the almost-car czar. That is, he was supposed to be the car czar but by some slight of hand he was demoted -- given the job without the title.

Before She Met Mark: Jenny Sanford's Wall Street Past

Fortune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Long before she was the sad-eyed First Lady of The Palmetto State, Jenny Sullivan Sanford was a well-respected investment banker at Lazard Freres. In ...

White House Denies Claims That Car Czar Threatened Chrysler Creditor

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Recent comments by a lawyer representing Chrysler's dissident debtholders alleging that Steven Rattner, the White House's auto task force chief, "dire...

Pension Kickbacks National Problem, NY's Cuomo Says

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New York state's criminal probe of kickbacks paid by companies eager to manage its $122 billion state pension fund has exposed "a national network of ...

What's So Bad About Steven Rattner?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

I've been writing about Steve Rattner pretty steadily for five or six years. He's been one of my favorite characters from the age of financial ambition.

Quadrangle Wins 'Key-Man' Vote

Wall Street Journal | PETER LATTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investors in Quadrangle Group's private-equity vehicle have elected to keep their financial commitment to the fund, reflecting a vote of confidence in...