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A Lemon Under the GM Bailout Hood

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

When you look under the hood of President Obama's auto bailout and take it for a test drive, you learn it's a lemon. Sorry, Mr. President. No sale.

Michael McAuliff

President Obama Tells Congress He's Keeping His Czars

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama had a message for Congress Friday: his so-called "czars" aren't going anywhere. The budget bill that passed Co...

Ex-'Car Czar' To Pay $10 Million To End Pension Scandal Lawsuits

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The investment banker who helped lead the Obama administration's auto industry overhaul has agreed to pay $10 million to settle influence...

Ex-'Car Czar' Reportedly Close To Settlement On Pay-To-Play Scandal

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday postponed a vote to settle a case with the Obama administration's former auto in...

Making it

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

A commentator looking to take down a Wall Street macher could do worse than setting his sights on Steven Rattner. The former New York Times reporter, ...

Car Czar Steven Rattner On Saving Detroit, From His Book 'Overhaul'

wsj.com | STEVEN RATTNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The week after his 2008 election, in Chicago, at President Barack Obama's first substantive sit-down with his economic advisers, it was conceded that ...

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.

Happy F**kin' Labor Day!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Dear Rahm Emanuel, I read this week that during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM and Chrysler collapsed, your response was, "F**k the UAW!" Let me give you a little f**king lesson.

Marcus Baram

Rahm Emanuel's 'F--k The UAW': White House Pushes Back On Account In Rattner Book, UAW Prez Responds

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated The White House is forcefully pushing back on former car czar Steve Rattner's upcoming book about his time in Washington,...

SEC: Steven Rattner, Former Car Czar, Should Be BARRED From Wall Street

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As it investigates a suspected kickback scheme in New York's pension system, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been pushing to bar Steven L. ...

Steven Rattner: GM Had "Stunningly Poor Management"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steven Rattner, the ex "car czar" who helped organize the bailout of the Detroit automakers earlier this year, has begun to speak out about his experi...

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.

Steve Rattner, leaving auto task force

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Steven Rattner, who led the Obama administration's efforts to restructure General Motors and Chrysler through swift, government-led...

Car Czar Steven Rattner Held Shares In Investment Fund Run By Chrysler's Majority Owner

Bloomberg News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steven Rattner, head of the U.S. Treasury Department's automotive team, has a net worth of at least $188 million and held shares in an investment fund...

Steven Rattner, Car Czar, Building Martha's Vineyard Mansion

New York Post | MARK DeCAMBRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

STEVEN Rattner, the auto industry adviser to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, is flagrantly thumbing his nose at President Obama's call for Americ...

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...

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.

Stop the Financial Services "Super Czar" (Updated)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

There has been talk about appointing a new "Systemic Risk Regulator." This "Super Czar" would oversee all of the financial services industry. We had a "Super Czar" last year. His name was Henry Paulson.

Dem Senator Byrd: Obama In A Power Grab

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Robert Byrd, the senior senator from West Virginia and the longest-serving member of the Senate, issued a press release Wednesday warning agai...

California's Air Chief Is Now The Accidental Car Czar

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the wrinkles in the automakers' federal bailout was that many in Congress and the American public didn't seem to trust the automakers to handle...

Steve Rattner, Car Czar Candidate, Is No Lee Iacocca: Auto Analysts

Bloomberg | John Hughes and Katie Merx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Steven Rattner, who may become the U.S. car czar, would bring with him the financial savvy amassed during almost 25 years of d...

Steve Rattner, Obama's Car Czar? Private Equity Titan "Leading Candidate"

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Democrats tell ABC News successful private equity investor Steve Rattner of the investment firm Quadrangle Group has emerged as President-elect Barack...

Car sales, 2008; even worse than we thought

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Monday brought three conference calls, each about an hour, with executives from each of the Detroit Three announcing, dissecting and, most of all, spi...

Perfect Storm for Innovation Gathers in Washington

Neil Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Neil Young

Innovators should swarm like locusts on Washington in January, February and March to show the Car Czar how to make fuel-efficient cars.

Bush Punts Auto Industry to Team Obama; UAW Concedes Even More

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This "agreement" is just another part of the recent "Bush/Cheney Revisionist History Farewell Tour." It was created to fail, just as long as that failure didn't happen while Bush was still president.