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Chelsea Clinton's Mother-In-Law Missing Key Support In Congressional Bid

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marjorie Margolies reported on Monday that she had raised $185,345 in her bid to reclaim the Pennsylvania congressional seat she lost in...

The Mission of Government

Mike Lux | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Right wing forces in this country are obsessed with the size of government, but the fundamental debate we should be having is not the size of government but what the goal of government should be: What should government's central mission be?

Rob Schneider Sued For $1.5M

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.04.2012 | Comedy

Rob Schneider and his brother/producing partner John have been sued by investors over issues relating to financing for the film "The Chosen One," a 20...

Former Treasury Secretary Falls Into Swimming Pool

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bob Rubin, the Treasury secretary during Bill Clinton's presidency, tumbled into a Ritz-Carlton hotel pool Wednesday around 8 p.m. ...

What Can Give You Economic Misery, an Embolism, and a Backyard Full of Elephants?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Although when it comes to the specific date of our mass death, Harold Camping might as well be talking Chinese nuclear development with Herman Cain, i...

Dan Froomkin

On Jobs, Robert Rubin Points In The Wrong Direction Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On a morning when dire unemployment numbers underscored the desperate and urgent need to jump-start the job market, shameless financial ...

How Former SEC Chairman Levitt "Ducked" on Financial Regulation (videos)

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Congress "ducked" on financial regulation, neglecting to solve the problems that caused the financial crisis, former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt said. ...

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...

Sam Stein

Robert Rubin Argues Against 'Major' Stimulus And For Deficit Reduction

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bob Rubin, the former Clinton administration Treasury Secretary and routine foil for many progressive-minded economists, argued on Sunday against a se...

Dan Froomkin

Stop Robert Rubin Before He Kills Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Rubin is poisoning Washington again. The former Treasury Secretary who presided over the nearly-fatal deregulation of the financial industry ...

What If Summers and Romer Are Wrong Again?

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The president needs to stop his over-reliance on inputs from men and women who studied at the "Bob Rubin School of Economics," a school with a laissez faire curriculum that for too long has errantly dominated the nation's thinking.

The F Word: Is the SEC Up to the Job?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

One of the best kept secrets in Washington is the working of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Does it get the job done? Not even close.

Dan Froomkin

Biden To Wall-Street-Friendly Democrats: The Middle Class Comes First

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Biden today challenged a gathering of Wall-Street-friendly Democrats to join President Obama in making sure that this economic recovery...

Dan Froomkin

Rubin: I Actually Supported Regulating Derivatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Clinton-era Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, who will go down in history as one of the men who killed derivatives regulation, insisted today that he h...

Dan Froomkin

Vice President Biden Lends His Prestige To Robert Rubin's Relaunch

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Rubin, the ultimate symbol of the Democratic Party's coziness with Wall Street fat cats, has kept a relatively low profile in Washington ever s...

Left, Right & Center: Justice Stevens, Nuclear Policy and Financial Hearings

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

The announcement of Justice John Paul Stevens' retirement will set off a political battle of immense proportions. Will it be a test of merits of the potential candidates or just another political throwdown?

Bury Our Banks in Style!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

How can we bury the Too Small To Bailout banks in style? Here are a few suggestions.

Obama Defends His Economic Team's Rubin Proteges

New York Times Magazine | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On April 14, President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University, trying to explain why he was taking on so many economic issues so early in his ad...

Help Dig Up The Praise That Today's Bailout Bandits Once Received

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the past few months we've seen the media begin to cast a hairy eye on many of the financial characters it once dubbed as experts, creators of gre...

Where is the Economic Team of Rivals?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It appears there is at least one area of his fledgling administration that is not open to discussion or debate -- the economy.

Democrats and Republicans Made The Mortgage Crisis -- Quit The Blame Game

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose There are two key pieces of evidence in the maelstrom we are now calling a meltdown -- but which began with a mortgage crisis. The...

Who Is Obama Speaking To About the Economy?

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

Obama may hear something fresh on energy and infrastructure, including broadband, from Rubin and Summers. But Obama should be asking these men some serious question about how we got here.

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama Moves To The Center

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama faces the difficult task of shifting his message away from the primary electorate to general election voters, while avoiding angering the...