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SEC Chair Mary Jo White's Upcoming Test

Micah Hauptman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Micah Hauptman

The indications we've been given -- although no one is willing to state definitively what the final rule is likely to include -- suggest that we shouldn't get our hopes up that our chief concerns will be comprehensively or even meaningfully addressed. We hope we are reading those indications wrong.

Obama: Into Africa

John Feffer | Posted 08.07.2014 | World
John Feffer

At a time when criticism is mounting about the way the president is handling the rest of the world, Africa is shaping up to be Obama's major play for a legacy.

Zach Carter

Why Barney Frank Thinks Democrats Will Wrest Corporate America From The GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional battles over the Export-Import Bank and terrorism insurance are an opportunity for Democrats to win back corporate elites ...

Zach Carter

How Chuck Schumer Accidentally Built The Wall Street Reform Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

DETROIT AND WASHINGTON -- They call him "Wall Street Chuck" on Capitol Hill. He has raised at least $70 million from the financial sector for the Demo...

Zach Carter

Republicans Demand More Lousy Loans For Black People

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional hearing to examine the legacy of President Barack Obama's 2010 Wall Street reform law quickly devolved into a partisan m...

Arthur Delaney

How Congress Gave Auto Dealers A Pass

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Car sales are surging and subprime loans are helping to drive the growth, but some consumers are getting run over. A recent New York...

Dodd-Frank at Four

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became law. As with human 4-year-olds, the party parents throw may be a little duller than on the first birthday, but the toddler now appreciates the present in the box more than the box itself. Let's look at what's in the box.

House Passes Spending Bill Slashing Funding For Wall Street Oversight

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

By Emily Stephenson and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday p...

Zach Carter

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...

The Economy Can Get Its Mojo Back

Milton Ezrati | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

A return to higher-paced growth is entirely possible, if, that is, two things happen: 1) Corporate America sheds the fears that have gripped it since the 2008-09 "great recession." 2) The country as a whole and its business sector in particular can find clarity in Washington.

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren To Yellen: You Can Break Up The Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns Tuesday in a hearing about whether financial behemoths targeted by "too-big-to-fail" law...

Obama Says 'Further Reforms' Needed To Rein In Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama believes additional reforms are needed to rein in the excesses of Wall Street some six years after the financial crisis plunged...

Zach Carter

House Passes Bill To Aid Koch Brothers, Deregulate Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a financial deregulation package that would benefit the Koch brothers and the nation...

Bernie Sanders and America's Political Revolution

Heather Gautney | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Heather Gautney

In recent weeks, Senator Bernard Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, did something that Senate Democrats have not been able to do: He worked with a Republican to strike a bipartisan deal to reform our veterans' health care system.

Watch: Wall Street's Secret Weapon: Congress

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Why haven't any big bankers been prosecuted for their role in the housing crisis that led to the Great Recession?

No Law Is Perfect

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation that I voted for and was signed by President Obama in 2010. Was it perfect? Of course not. No massive piece of legislation is perfect -- and that's why we constantly work to improve the law.

Ryan Grim

Michele Bachmann Has A Strong Opinion About Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) doesn't think Republican populists have much to fear from the rival brand being peddled by Sen. Elizabet...

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

Zach Carter

How House Democrats Are Caving On Key Mortgage Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders Eric Cantor and John Boehner are about to secure the passage of a bill that chips away at consumer mortgage pro...

Zach Carter

How The Congressional Black Caucus Went To War With Itself Over Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Gwen Moore does not seem like anybody's idea of a corporate stooge. The Milwaukee Democrat, a single mom who once survived on welfare, has sponsored e...

Zach Carter

You Didn't Even Know These Wall Streeters Were Ripping You Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Private equity firms are routinely ripping off their clients, harming pension funds, universities and charitable foundations, according ...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren: Obama Team 'Chose Wall Street Instead Of American Families'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed her relationship with President Barack Obama in an interview Monday with HuffPost Live, faulti...

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street, War Hawks Fund Challenger To Only Anti-War, Anti-Wall Street Republican

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wall Street billionaires, financial industry lobbyists and neoconservative hawks are throwing money behind a primary challenge to Rep. W...

Next Time, Read the Bill!

Charles Kolb | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Is it really asking too much for our elected representatives to take the time to read and understand the laws on which they vote? Why should Congress be held to a lesser standard?

Reflections on Too Big to Fail

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Too big to fail may be a problem. But it is no larger or smaller than the problem of good policy itself.