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John Cusack: Goldman Sachs Basically Is The Government

Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

Add John Cusack to the list of celebrities unhappy with the supposed ties binding Wall Street and Washington. On Monday night, the actor, known for...

Bipartisan Senators Indict Wall Street, Media Yawns. Six Guys Push Stale Deficit Hype, Media Goes Wild

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It should have been the lead story from coast to coast: A bipartisan panel of senators released a damning report that slammed bankers, regulators and ratings agencies. Yet the media responded with a collective yawn.

Shahien Nasiripour

Goldman Sachs Ripped Off And Misled Clients, Senate Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs, the nation's fifth-largest bank by assets, systematically misled clients, sold them financial instruments it knew to be junk, bet again...

Chris Kirkham

Well Aware Of Bubble, WaMu Boosted Bad Loans, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Top executives at Washington Mutual actively boosted sales of high-risk, toxic mortgages in the two years prior to the bank's collapse in ...

William Alden

Rating Agencies Repeatedly Caved To Banks' Demands And Helped Cause Crisis, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The major credit rating agencies repeatedly sold out to Wall Street banks, so addicted to short-term profits that they sacrificed the accu...

Shahien Nasiripour

Goldman Sachs Values Assets Low, Sells High To Customers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

As the subprime crisis was emerging on Wall Street, Goldman Sachs sold a client a slice of a complex security at a price nearly 50 percent higher than...

William Alden

Goldman Sachs Chief Could Face Criminal Prosecution For Role In Financial Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Goldman Sachs executives deceived clients in order to profit off the brewing financial crisis and then misled Congress when asked to exp...

Senate Panel Slams Goldman Sachs

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

April 14, 2011 12:38:56 AM By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the most damning official U.S. report yet produced on Wall Street's ...

Credit Rating Agencies Triggered Financial Crisis, Report Finds

Reuters | Rachelle Younglai and Sarah N. Lynch | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

April 13, 2011 11:36:28 PM By Rachelle Younglai and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moody's Corp and Standard and Poor's triggered the...

John McCain, Carl Levin Back Obama On Libya Military Action

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee say President Barack Obama was right to use military force i...

Elise Foley

Senate Rejects Government Funding Bill With $60 Billion In Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As expected, the Senate rejected on Wednesday two budget proposals that would have exacted cuts in federal spending in exchange for fund...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: John McCain Responds To Psy-Ops Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded on Sunday to a report that he was the target of "psychological operations" by the U.S. military to...

Fire Lt. General Caldwell Now and End the "Psy-Ops" Against Congress

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

General Caldwell should face court marshal proceedings for violating his oath of office and US law.

General Deployed Psy-Ops On U.S. Senators

Rolling Stone | Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing ...

Elise Foley

Republicans Promise More Health Care Repeal Effors

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats defeated a Republican effort to overturn health care reform on Wednesday when they blocked a repeal amendment from being added...

Nigeria: Crucifying Democracy on a Cross of Corruption

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Fein

If the United States permits international politics to hijack the rule of law at home, then democracy and rule of law abroad will falter, especially in places like Nigeria.

Charges Filed In Carl Levin Pie In The Face Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — An anti-war protester who hit Michigan Sen. Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie has been charged with assault. An indi...

Repeal, Redemption, and Ripple Effects

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Any talk of redeeming acts in public life tends to focus on individuals. Character and career are the arcs of this familiar story line, punched up by ...

Mr. President, Put Up Your Dukes

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

President Obama, as I know Ted Sorensen told you, words are how a president operates, how a president engages a country. Put up your rhetorical dukes -- we know it's what you're good at when you want to be, and the spirit moves you.

Sam Stein

Congress Skeptical About Obama's Tax Cut Summit, Schumer's $1 Million Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with a tough decision to make on the expiring Bush tax cuts, Congress and the White House did Tuesday what they do best: They pass...

Sam Stein

Don't Ask Don't Tell's Final Act: Stage Is Set For Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The stage has been formally set for the final, theatrical hearing over whether or not Congress will repeal the military's Don't Ask Don'...

Ryan Grim

Levin Pressing Military To Release 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, is pressing the military to release its survey of enlisted members'...

Sam Stein

DADT Activists Accuse Obama Of Homophobia

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Amanda Terkel WASHINGTON -- Frustrated by what they perceive to be a lack of resolution on the military's "Don't Ask, Do...

The Top Ten Good Men Politicians

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matlack

At the Good Men Project Magazine, we want to believe that there are a few good men in politics. We need to believe it. So we spent the last few months looking for them.

Close the "Terror Gap": Good Policy, Good Politics

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Janet Napolitanosaid there is a "new and changing terrorist threat" from "homegrown" terrorists. Given this reality, how long can we tolerate the existing "terror gap" in our laws allowing persons on the terrorist watch list to buy guns and explosives?