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Neel Kashkari

What Jerry Brown's Big Lead Means

William Bradley | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With less than eight weeks to go till the California primary election, Governor Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead over the multi-partisan field.

Poll Shows California Gov With Huge Lead Over GOP Rivals

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Gov. Jerry Brown's public approval rating has risen to a new high, as he pummels a crop of little-known Republicans in his bid for re-election, accord...

California Republicans Struggle to Prep for Primary 11 Weeks From Now

William Bradley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

California Republicans gathered over the weekend just past for the first of their two annual state party conventions, this one conveniently located for a quick getaway near the San Francisco airport.

California Gov's Race Illustrates GOP's Ongoing Struggle

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL and JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The ongoing struggle over the direction of the GOP played out this weekend as the California Republican Party met at its c...

Now That the Future's Back in California, What's Up and Why with Jerry Brown, Democrats, and Republicans

William Bradley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Is it because of Jerry Brown's leadership skills, his "insider's knowledge and outsider's mind?" Is it because California Democrats have their act together? Is it because California Republicans have run their party into the ground? Or some combination thereof?

Going for Term Four, Jerry Brown Gets It In Gear

William Bradley | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown could have waited until Friday, March 7th -- when delegates arrive at the LA Convention Center and begin caucusing and partying -- to file for re-election, then come by the convention with an 'oh, by the way, look what I just did.'

California Elections: The Fights to Lose to Jerry Brown and Succeed Henry Waxman Come Into More Focus

William Bradley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a rather quiet year, some of the more significant races in California are coming into greater focus.

Indians A Rising Force In California Politics

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Neel Kashkari's announcement last week that he is running for governor makes him the latest Californian of Indian descent ...

Sheila Bair Zings Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

The Huffington Post | Adriana Usero | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair on Wednesday defended ex-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's move to the private equity firm Warburg Pin...

Head Of Nation's Bank Bailout Running For California Governor

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who was the architect of the nation's bank bailout at the height of the rec...

Good Luck With That

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Neel Kashkari is a former Goldman Sachs Golden Boy who left that infamous organization to join the Treasury Department, where he was responsible for overseeing $700 billion in bailouts to his former employer and other Wall Street firms. Now he wants to run for governor of California on that record.

Amidst the Encomiums for His Record-Setting Tenure, It Can Now Be Revealed: Jerry Brown's Only Fatal Vulnerability for Re-Election

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Amidst the plaudits for his record and his new/renewed governorship, California Republicans met over the weekend past in convention to, among other things, discuss what they will try to do next year when Brown runs for re-election, something he has not yet announced.

Jason Linkins

Neil Barofsky's 'Bailout' As An Anthropological Study Of Washington's Awfulness | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

Neil Barofsky, who served as the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program from December of 2008 to February 14, 2011, has a new...

George Clooney Tackling Washington, Wall Street In New Film

Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment

George Clooney is set to produce -- and perhaps direct -- "700 Billion Man," a new film about the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent government ...

Which Side Are You On? Alice Rivlin and the Wall Street Bailout King, or Social Security?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There's only one problem with the argument that Social Security spending "drives out" education and other budget items: Those aging people have paid into a self-sustaining program for their entire working lives.

Jason Linkins

Neel Kashkari, TARP Guru, Supports Cutting Entitlements, Citing 'Me-First' Attitude Of Beneficiaries | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Remember Neel Kashkari? Back during the financial crisis, Kashkari sat at the U.S. Treasury's Office of Financial Stability, where he was in charge o...

Parents Missing the Boat on Health Risks of Teens and Sleep

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Our interest in monitoring and controlling their sleep dramatically drops off after they are fully walking and talking. Why is that?

Revolving Door Spins Faster: Ex-Treasury, Goldman Official Takes Job At BlackRock | Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam and James Sterngold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- BlackRock Inc., the world's biggest money manager, hired former Treasury official and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Kendrick ...

Neel Kashkari: Former Bailout Czar Takes A Reclusive Turn

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The moon hits his stubble, which is six days old. And the sweater he hasn't changed in three or four days. His BlackBerry -- he can't kick it -- rang ...

Pimco To Branch Into Actively Managed Stock Funds | Tom Petruno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Bond mutual fund titan Pimco is jumping the fence -- into stock picking. The Newport Beach firm, perhaps the world's best-known bond investor, said...

Shahien Nasiripour

Bush TARP Head: Obama Picking Up Where We Left Off, "Actions Are Very Consistent" (VIDEO) | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When it comes to bank bailouts, the Obama administration is continuing right where the Bush administration left off, says the former high-ranking offi...

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Profiles Neel Kashkari As Recession-Era Victim [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This weekend's Face Of The Recession is Goldman Sachs's own Kashkari, late of the U.S. Treasury's Office of Financial Stability, where he was in charge of the implementation, such as it was, of the TARP.

The Audacity of Greed

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn O'Brien

As we stand by watching Henry Paulson use our taxpayer dollars for the government's leveraged buyout of Goldman Sachs, I am struck by the audacity of greed.

Geithner's Last Stand

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The indignation over AIG will serve a useful purpose if it focuses public attention on the much larger issue of the failure of the entire approach that Tim Geithner and Larry Summers are using to rescue the banking system.

The Tricky 2009 Politics of Finance

Kevin Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Phillips

Paulson has left, to be sure, but his spirit (and his aides) linger on under Geithner. This doesn't quite seem like "real" change.