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What Wall Street Thinks of Wall Street

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

With movie critics split on the film, here's a look at what Wall Street's real bankers -- and those who cover them -- had to say about the movie, its 1987 original, and the larger-than-life Gordon Gekko.

Weekly Audit: Can Elizabeth Warren Save the Economy?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger President Barack Obama's decision to appoint Elizabeth Warren to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection...

Weekly Audit: Save Affordable Housing, Help Revive America's Middle Class

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Over the past decade, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transformed themselves into some of the worst-run companies ...

The Administration, the Bloggers, the Homeowners (And Yes, Me)

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

The bloggers who attended briefings from a "senior Treasury Department official" last week have interpreted the concept of "deep background" in several different ways.

What Did a Senior Administration Official Really Say About Social Security?

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

Unless there's significant political pushback between now and December, my impression is that the Administration is likely to embrace a package of Social Security "tweaks" that includes some benefit cuts.

Weekly Audit: Are Handouts For Billionaires More Important Than Feeding Children?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The crazy conservative assault on government spending has become one of the most irrational economic policy d...

Weekly Audit: Brown-Nosing Wall Street Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger More than two years after the collapse of Bear Stearns, the House and Senate finally ironed out their differ...

Weekly Audit: Congress Must Get Tough On Wall Street

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Congress returns from its April recess this week with financial reform at the top of its to-do list. With mil...

Weekly Audit: Deficit Reduction = Selling Out to Wall Street

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger In the fall of 2008, decades of finance-first, bankers-know-best economic policies coalesced to create one of...

Weekly Audit: Why Democrats Must Focus on Jobs Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The job market in its worst state since the Great Depression and is putting tremendous strain on millions of...

Access and Stenographic Journalism in the Obama Era

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

The results of the Bush era are obvious -- it was the triumph of the stenographic model. With the Obama administration, is the same dynamic at play?