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Tim Geithner

The Real Crime in the Bailout -- Naked CDS Deals

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cenk Uygur

I would love for Tim Geithner or anyone else in the administration or Congress to explain why they think these naked Credit Default Swaps must be paid off.

The Daily Szep- Wall Street Wonder Land

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Why Individual Investors Can't Get Geithner's Sweatheart Deal

Slate Magazine | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tim Geithner's plan to remove toxic assets from the books of crippled financial institutions is receiving mixed reviews. Nobel Prize-winning economist...

A Job Lost, An Identity Reshaped

Chris Campbell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Campbell

Early last week, while visiting my sister in New Jersey, I awoke to an e-mail from my girlfriend with the subject line "bad news."

Michele Bachmann: Obama Might Abandon The Dollar

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP Rep Michele Bachmann, who is quite the colorful character, wants an answer: Is Obama secretly in favor of getting rid of the dollar and replacin...

Memo To Obama's Economic Team: Get Some Sleep!

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

***Scroll down for slideshow*** In a fawning new profile of White House National Economic Council Director Larry Summers in The New Republic, we disc...

Geithner "Open" To China 'Super Currency' Proposal

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Geithner, at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the U.S. is "open" to a headline-grabbing proposal by the governor of the China's central bank, wh...

Nouriel Roubini Backs Geithner Plan: NY Daily News

New York Daily News | Matthew Richardson and Nouriel Roubini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the economy to be viable, the financial system must be healthy. For this to occur, the system needs to be cleansed of its poorly performing loans ...

Obama Administration's First Test on Global Poverty

Ruth Messinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruth Messinger

Responding to the increased hardship in developing countries caused by an economic crisis not of their making will be the first test of the administration's commitment to addressing global poverty.

Krugman: Obama, Geithner Need To Stop Taking "Half-Measures" On Economy

ABC News | Scott Mayerowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said President Obama needs to lift the confidence of the American people and "to prepare public opinion for...

Prime Time O: How the Omnipresent President Is Doing

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

Obama's all-media offensive is working, and, coincidence or not, is happening at the same time as some good news.

One Small Problem With Geithner's Plan: It Will Bankrupt The Banks

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

The big problem with Tim Geithner's plan to fix the banks is the same as it ever was: The gap between what banks say their assets are worth and what the market says they are worth.

Ryan Grim

Don Manzullo: Worst Congressional Questioning Ever (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's generally not worth reporting on exchanges between backbench committee members and witnesses that occur toward the end of a congressional hearing...

"Gotcha" Grandstanding: You're A Bunch Of Rude Dudes

Betsy Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Betsy Perry

While I'm all for coming clean and getting the dirt on AIG and Goldman Sachs, the behavior of the committee members is all about listening to themselves talk, grandstanding and "gotcha" moments.

Three Scenarios for the Geithner Plan

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The very premise behind Geithner's plan is flawed. We insist on saving the banks, and refuse to admit most of them are impaired beyond hope.

Jason Linkins

CNBC Anchors Change Tune On Obama (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For a long while, CNBC has been one of the White House's most fervent critics, what with all the "wealth destruction" and the support for "loser's mor...

Geithner Plan Will Rob US Taxpayers: Nobel-Winning Economist

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government plan to rid banks of toxic assets will rob American taxpayers by exposing them to too much risk and is unlikely to work as long as...

Jason Linkins

Geithner's Notes: The Key To Economic Turnaround? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What do these scrawlings say? Is the first entry "DONKEY IRON?" Or is it "DUNK MY IRAN?" The fourth line -- is it "POTUS PREP/QA," an indication that Geithner will be briefing the President in advance of his news conference tonight?

NRSC Attacks Obama Over AIG In New Web Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The NRSC released a new web ad Tuesday blasting President Obama's budget, the deficit and his role in the AIG bonus shake-up. The ad, which pairs cli...

AIG and the Rest of the Looters

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

What if the regulators were better rewarded for their efforts? Much better rewarded? What if they could keep some hefty percentage of the proceeds of every scam they uncovered, every scheme they shut down?

Economist-On-Economist Violence In Obama Administration?

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, as I was heading to the White House for the daily briefing, I ran into one of President Barack Obama's senior economic advisers. This perso...

Arianna Discusses Tim Geithner on Larry King Live

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Larry King Live Monday night to discuss whether or not Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner should be fired. Watch below: Embedded ...

How Geithner Can Bow Out Gracefully

Larry Arnstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Arnstein

Finding a ring of high class hookers in Washington is like going outside and throwing a rock, in pretty much any direction.

Ryan Grim

Geithner Calls For Balance On Mark-To-Market Accounting Rule Reform | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Treasure Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday that federal regulators who are examining reforms to mark-to-market accounting rules are working on a...

Summers To Bloomberg TV: Investors In Geithner Plan Exempt From Compensation Limits

Bloomberg | Chris Antsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

White House National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers said that investors in the Public-Private Investment Program won't be subject to the c...