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Chris Dodd Warns That It's Not Just Leftists Who Hate The Banks Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rise of anti-corporate conservatives is a significant threat to the American banking establishment, according to former Sen. Chris D...

Zach Carter

Congress Threatens Foundation Of Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Ryan Grim contributed reporting WASHINGTON -- A month ago, Google lobbyist Katherine Oyama absorbed one of the more unusual congressional tongue-la...

Democrats Want Hardworking Americans to Pay for Everything! Now, the Internet?

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
The Relentless Conservative

While the Internet may be important, there's no reason why the rest of us paying customers should pay more so that the unemployed and chronic poor get a free ride.

The Democratic Party's Two-Facedness of Race Relations

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

How long will the Democrats continue their absurd charade? All the while claiming Republicans are racist, meanwhile the Democrats are the party with an equally bad history.

Friday Talking Points [152] -- A Palin-Free Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With some regularity, this column excoriates the mainstream news media for all sorts of continued idiocy in the way it conducts its business. But eve...

Howard Fineman

Chris Dodd's Goodbye

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd finished his farewell address in the Senate Tuesday, visitors witnessed an almost unimaginable sigh...

Weak Financial Regulation Is Further Defanged

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

A significant story on the front page of today's New York Times explains just how easy it will probably be for the financial community to flaunt new regulation. High risk on Wall Street will go on.

As Senate Spars Over Reform, Banker Man Busts Loose

Pamela Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pamela Banks

The U.S. Senate is debating a good reform bill now, and several senators are lined up to strengthen it even more. But banking lobbyists are working overtime to persuade senators to make the bill weaker.

Friday Talking Points [121] -- Swampy Muck

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Once you get started, it becomes quite easy to justify shaking people down for their papers. I think the police should pull over anyone who looks like they work on Wall Street, at any time.

Reid Leads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After three days of repeated cloture votes to bring Chris Dodd's Wall Street reform bill to the floor of the Senate for debate, it appears the Republicans are ready to blink.

Reid Calls Republicans' Bluff

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

By refusing to back down, and refusing to "compromise" (read: water the bill down and add loopholes for Wall Street) with Republicans, Reid is showing real strength, and real leadership.

Larry Summers Is Lying About Big Banks

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Today's megabanks aren't just too-big-to-fail, they're too-big-to-regulate. If Democrats want to salvage their political credibility, they now have no choice now but to push to break up the banks.

Financial Reform at a Crossroads

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

If a bipartisan strategy is adopted on financial reform, both parties will declare victory and go home. Some of Obama's advisers think this is smart politics. They should think again.

Make Congress Live Up To Obama's Reforms

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

President Barack Obama identified five major problems on Wall Street in his speech at Cooper Union today. Unfortunately, the solutions he has proposed...

How to Fix the Wall Street Reform Bill

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Washington has tied itself in knots trying to find a way to thwart "too big to fail" without cutting megabanks down to size. It can't be done. When something is too big, the solution is to make it smaller.

Financial Reform: Banks Still Have Billions At Stake As Bill Nears

BusinessWeek | Robert Schmidt and Ian Kats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 21 (Bloomberg) -- While Congress puts finishing touches on its financial-regulatory overhaul, Wall Street lobbyists are preparing for a new battl...

Financial Reform: What Should The President Say On Thursday?

The Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Thursday, President Obama will give one of the defining speeches of his presidency. Most presidents are remembered for only 2 or 3 policies or eve...

Corker's Phony Bipartisanship Won't Fix Wall Street

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

The financial crisis hit in the summer of 2007. By the fall of 2008, Wall Street had nearly destroyed itself. Obama put forth a reform proposal in June of 2009. It is now the spring of 2010. The time for action is long overdue.

Arthur Delaney

Dodd Unveils Financial Regulatory Reform Bill With 'Consumer Financial Protection Bureau'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With reporting by Ryan Grim Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) on Monday unveiled a sweeping financial regulatory reform bill designed to prevent future Wall ...

Wall Street Reform Conference Committee Membership Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.

Ryan Grim

Swipe Fee Amendment Hated By Credit Cards Will Remain In Wall Street Bill, Says Dodd

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A provision despised by credit card companies will remain in the final Wall Street reform bill that emerges from conference committee negotiations, Se...

Just Say: "Wall Street Reform"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If necessary, Democratic officeholders and candidates should practice in front of a mirror. Say "Wall Street reform" one hundred times, and when you're speaking in public, it'll leap to your lips.

'Road From Ruin' LIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW TOMORROW 11am EST: Economist Writer Matthew Bishop And HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Dan Froomkin

Amy Hertz | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

It's the end of the month and we're wrapping up the conversation on our March HuffPost book club pick on rebuilding capitalism from the wreck of the financial crisis.

Weekly Audit: How Superhero Hilda Solis is Winning the Fight for Workers' Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger While the poor judgment of top-level officials at Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget frequently...

Senate Fight for Transportation Equity

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Eight powerful senators struck a blow for the millions of Americans who depend on public transportation, introducing the Public Transportation Preservation Act.