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Tim Geithner

Break Up Bank of America Before It Breaks Us

Mary Bottari | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Mary Bottari

Most Americans have had it with bailouts of the big banks on Wall Street when so little has been done for Main Street.
Banks that are "too big to fail" are too big to exist.

Elizabeth Warren: Voice of the 99 Percent

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In the run up to the 2012 elections, Barack Obama will define himself as the champion of the middle class -- as compared to the Republican candidate. But the real populist, the one who gives voice to the 99 percent, will be Elizabeth Warren.

Suskind's Confidence Men Raises Questions About Obama's Credibility

Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

The higher Barack Obama soars with his populist rhetoric, the more he calls attention to the enormous gap between the promise of hope and change that he campaigned on in 2008 and the actions he has taken as president -- especially regarding the economy.

The Politically-Minded Prosecution

Joel Cohen | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Joel Cohen

We live at a time when the world's problems -- economic, social or security-related -- require that the grownups in the room recognize that words, indeed, do matter. A public demand to criminalize failed policies is hardly the answer.

To Be With the 99%, President Obama Must Fire Tim Geithner

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

I find it laughable to hear President Obama's spokesperson talking about how his campaign represents the 99%.

Platinum Citizenship

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

About a decade ago, I read an article in The Onion, "U.S. Offers PlatinumPlus Preferred Citizenship". Apparently, Tim Geithner did too, because from 2007-2011, this is the policy framework that he designed and executed.

Michael McAuliff

Barney Frank: I Was Wrong About Tim Geithner | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Quick-tongued Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is retracting a suggestion he made to cut the deficit by making Treasury Secretary Tim Geithne...

Obama's Economic Boat Is Sinking

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Beginning with the "Cash for Clunkers" program and "non-shovel-ready" Stimulus Program, right on through to today's entrenched unemployment rate, this President and his incompetent advisers have presided over one helluva mess.

Occupy Wall Street Must End the Dictatorship - of Corporations

Roberto Lovato | Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Occupy Wall Street represents a Great Awakening to the need to rescue our free speech and other democratic spaces humiliated by Big Corporations that the Supreme Court protects legally; that the police protect physically; that the media protects culturally and that White House and Congress protect politically.

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...

Tyler Kingkade

'The President Doesn't Dispute Any Of It' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed his administration to break up Citibank early during his tenure but was thwarted by Treasury Secretary Tim...

Geithner Likely To Urge Euro Officials To Boost Bailout Fund's Size

Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS (Ilona Wissenbach) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is likely to urge euro zone finance ministers on Friday to speed up ratification of ...

Third World America: One Year Later

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.28.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

I wanted the book to serve as "a warning, a way of saying that if we don't change course -- and quickly -- that could very well be our future." Well, 12 months on, the paperback version of the book is coming out and, sad to say, almost none of those troubling trends have been reversed.

Jason Linkins

'Secret' Fed Loans Reveal Divide Between 'Wall Street Aristocracy' And Ordinary Americans | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

If you've not yet read the recent piece by Bradley Keoun and Phil Kuntz of Bloomberg News, "Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Fed’s Secre...

Jason Linkins

This Day In TARP Triumphalism | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

It's been a while since we've heard that trumpet voluntary from the Treasury Department, signaling the sending of another press release celebrating the fact that "TARP worked!" But this week, the horns sounded.

President Obama Asks Tim Geithner To Remain U.S. Treasury Secretary

Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has asked Timothy Geithner to stay on as U.S. Treasury Secretary and a decision is expected soon, officials said T...

Tim Geithner Expected To Stay Remain Treasury Secretary After All

Posted 10.04.2011 | Business


How Washington Took U.S. To The Brink In Debt Fight

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's largest economy was headed toward an unprecedented default, and all Washington wanted to talk about was the manner ...

At a Moment of Historic Opportunity, House Republicans Were Sold Down the River By Their Leadership

David Paul | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
David Paul

As the denouement approaches, and a resolution to the debt crisis appears to be at hand, one has to ask how many of the participants continue to believe that a default on U.S. Treasury obligations was ever at risk.

Agreeing on Austerity: It's Harder Than It Looks

Michael Likosky | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

If you believe the polls, Americans favor some sort of structural adjustment so long as it doesn't forever alter either our basic social contract or sense of rugged individualism. For this reason, it is likely that a solution will emerge in Washington.

Amanda Terkel

Tim Geithner Mum On How U.S. Is Preparing For Default | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said in three talk show appearances Sunday he was still confident Congress and the administration would ...

Geithner: 'Unthinkable' That U.S. Government Would Default

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday it was unthinkable for the United States not to meet its debt obligations ...

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich: The Lone 2012 GOP Hopeful To Get Specific With Dodd-Frank Criticisms | Jon Ward | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – All the 2012 Republican presidential candidates have said they disagree with the Dodd-Frank legislation, and that sentiment has only ha...

Michael McAuliff

U.S. Debt Default Means 'Lights Out' And A New Depression, Geithner Warns | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress fails to hike the nation's borrowing limit by Aug. 2, it will be "lights out" on the government and the economy, Treasury Se...

Fitch Reiterates Possibility Of Downgrade If Debt Ceiling Isn't Raised

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Daniel Bases and Caryn Trokie) - Fitch Ratings on Monday reiterated its view that if the U.S. debt ceiling is not raised prior to August 2, ...