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Bailout Deal

"Car Czar" Could Force Bankruptcy By April, In Proposal

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Treasury may adopt a plan that would let a car czar or the Treasury secretary force General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC into bankruptcy if ...

Can We?

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

I'm not ready to return to the same non-adrenaline-rush grassroots work that propelled Obama and the Dems to such a decisive victory.

Main Street's Agenda: Give Workers the Tools to Lead and Sustain a Recovery

Thomas Kochan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

Main Street America is sending a clear message to Washington these days: Don't direct all your help to Wall Street. Give us the tools we need to dig ourselves out of our own economic crisis.

Weak, Pathetic Executive Compensation Limitations

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Abrams

The proposed bailout contains pathetically weak limitations on executive compensation. Once again, the country has been treated to a convenient capitulation to conventional wisdom, and lack of imagination.

The McCain Mutiny and Congress Courageous

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

This week Congress did the one thing I never would have expected: the members of Congress lived up to their responsibilities. In both houses, in both parties.

McCain Claims Credit For Bailout Deal

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Previewing a McCain campaign message for the days ahead, top strategist Steve Schmidt claimed Sunday that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is responsible fo...

Jed Lewison

A Bailout Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The NYT and WSJ have writeups of an apparent deal in principle on the bailout plan: Update (3:15AM): I think I pulled the trigger too fast in believi...

Harry Reid: Significant Progress Made On Bailout Deal

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Nervously eyeing the markets' next trading session, key lawmakers in both parties and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson worked late ...

Bailout Deal Delayed, Bush Says A Deal Will Get Done

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

**UPDATE** Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) has credited Republican leadership and the leadership of Sen. John McCain, who said he had suspended his campaig...

Bailout deal breaks down; Paulson back to Capitol

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Republican rebellion stalled government efforts Thursday to avoid economic meltdown, a chaotic turnaround that disrupted the chor...