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Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even after pointing out how Occupy fell short and how a little agreed-upon focus might have prolonged the movement and allowed it to grow strong, Occupy did succeed spectacularly at their basic goal: changing the American conversation about the economy.

Zach Carter

Obama: Larry Summers Would Make Excellent Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against rumors that his former economic adviser Larry Summers has "the inside track" among ...

Larry Summers Helped Torpedo Elizabeth Warren CFPB Nomination

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Former Obama administration economic adviser Larry Summers helped torpedo a bid from current Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to head the Consumer Fina...

Larry Summers: The Stimulus Pays For Itself

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Larry Summers says the stimulus can take care of itself. Summers, who served as President Obama's top economic adviser until last year, has co-aut...

The Democrats Who Unleashed Wall Street and Got Away With It

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

Larry Summers, like Bill Clinton, still defends the reversal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act, a 1999 repeal that destroyed the wall between investment and commercial banking put into place by Franklin Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression.

Zach Carter

WATCH: Obama Administration Economist Explains Departure

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the heels of his departure from the Obama administration, economist Jared Bernstein warned that Washington's political culture mislea...

Dan Froomkin

Larry Summers Will Deliver His Swan Song In The Lion's Den

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Larry Summers, the top presidential economic adviser whose pro-bank philosophy made him a lightning rod for liberal critics of the Obama...

Friday Talking Points [140] -- Pledging Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House has been in the news this past week, mostly for who will be leaving it soon. One is tempted to insert the old "will the last to leave...

Gingrich Thinks Saving 1 Million Jobs Is "Anti-Market"

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

As a result of the government stepping in, the auto industry gained nearly 45,000 jobs, which was the highest rate of job growth in the auto sector in over a decade.

It Doesn't Take an Einstein to Figure Out Whose Pocket Has All The "Change"

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kathleen Reardon

How meaningful is "change" when the very people tasked with leading it are busy gaming our taxpayer money to line the pockets of their friends?

Ryan Grim

He's Come A Long Way: Summers Attacks 'Bloated Financial System'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Showing just how far his previous economic ideology has fallen from grace, White House senior economics adviser Larry Summers went on to CNBC Tuesday ...

Eliot Spitzer: "The Team of Geithner and Summers Is an Abject Failure"

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

Eliot Spitzer is back with a vengeance as he blasts Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers, the director of Obama's economic council, calling the duo an "abject failure."

"Divide and Conquer" Politics

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

One more thought on the Supreme Court ruling that corporations have the 1st Amendment right to free expression and are therefore able to spend on ca...

Four Obama Mistakes That Could Turn His Cheers into Jeers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A year from now voters and the media will take stock of President Obama's mid-term performance. When they do four things will leap out as major Oba...

Summers Ignored Warnings, Lost $1.8 Billion In Harvard Investments

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It happened at least once a year, every year. In a roomful of a dozen Harvard University financial officials, Jack Meyer, the hugely successful head o...

Summers Will Get Hotter, And Pose Serious Public Health Challenges

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the dog days of August, you can be forgiven for not wanting to think about how it could get hotter, much hotter, in summers to come. Nevertheless, ...

Summers Criticizes Bailed Out Banks For Not Lending More, Says Economic Recovery Pace 'In Doubt'

bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

White House National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers chastised some banks that received government aid for not doing enough to reduce forec...

Sam Stein

Summers: CBO Chief "Was Acting Reasonably" With Health Care Testimony

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's chief economic adviser Larry Summers said, on Friday, that the Congressional Budget Office "was acting reasonably" when it sa...

Summers: Economy Has Moved Back From Catastrophe

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top economic adviser has new cause for optimism. Back in January, Lawrence Summers said, Google searches f...

Obama's Economic Misfits Finally Get It

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

According to Summers and Geithner, the Obama plan to be revealed today promises that all derivatives dealers will be "subject to supervision, and regulators will be empowered to enforce rules against manipulation and abuse."

Reagan Didn't Do It

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Ronald Reagan's signing off on legislation easing mortgage requirements back in 1982 pales in comparison to the damage wrought 15 years later.

Elizabeth Warren: Finally Someone With a Clue How to Handle the Financial Crisis

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Welsh

Elizabeth Warren's the chief watchdog for the 700 billion TARP fund. Unfortunately, she has no real power.

Volker, Summers Tangled In a Power Struggle

Bloomberg | Robert Schmidt and Julianna Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Paul Volcker has grown increasingly frustrated over delays in setting up the economic advisory group President Barack Obama pick...