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Big Banks Make Desperate Last Ditch Effort to Weaken Wall Street Reform

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Big Bank lobbyists would love to stick a shiv in important provisions of the financial bill as quietly as possible. Unfortunately for them, the Democratic leadership has done everything it can to make quiet back room dealing difficult.

Ryan Grim

Frank: 'Conceptual Agreement' Reached On Tougher Volcker Rule | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House and Senate have reached "conceptual agreement" on strengthening what's known as the Volcker Rule in the Wall Street reform bill, House Finan...

SIMON JOHNSON Will Obama Push For Financial Stability?

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The official reconciliation process between Senate and House financial-regulation bills will begin next week, but the behind-the-scenes maneuvering an...

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.

Shahien Nasiripour

Former Top Fannie Mae Execs Grilled On Compensation, Lobbying Of Congress (VIDEO) | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Scroll down for video The panel created by Congress to investigate the roots of the financial crisis grilled former top officials at Fannie Mae on Fr...

Shahien Nasiripour

Rep For Foreign Bankers Physically Restrains HuffPost Reporter From Questioning Treasury Official | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A representative for a foreign bankers group forcefully prevented the press -- and physically restrained a Huffington Post reporter -- from attempting...

Ryan Grim

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

Shahien Nasiripour

Goldman Sachs Withholding Key Info; Financial Crisis Panel Issues Subpoena | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This post was updated at 7:30 p.m. ET. Referring to its conduct as "abysmal," "unacceptable," "egregious," and "disturbing," the federal panel crea...

What Arianna's Reading In April: A Hot Button Beyond Left And Right

Amy Hertz | Posted 12.12.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

Arianna's reading a new book for April -- the fifth pick of HuffPost Books.

Book Review: The Big Short

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Norb Vonnegut

Michael Lewis has written a terrific book that enables you to draw your own conclusions about the good, the bad, and the ugly on Wall Street.

Senior Fed Official: White House Is Dead Wrong

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

If the legislation currently being debated by the legislature is not real financial reform (and it is not, according to Fisher), then our current policy trajectory amounts to facilitating further rounds of financial dementia.

Weekly Audit: Congress to take up financial reform, but will it be strong enough?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Next week, the debate over financial reform will begin in earnest when Congress returns from its Easter break...

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.

Shahien Nasiripour

Richard Fisher, Top Fed Official: Too Big To Fail Lives On, Only Way Out Is To Shrink Megabanks | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A top Federal Reserve official blasted the Senate's financial reform bill Thursday night, arguing that it does little to end the perception that megab...

Robert Reich: The Obama Administration's Approach To Financial Reform Will Do 'Nothing' To Change Wall Street (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich blasted the Obama administration's approach to financial reform on Sunday. After Obama's top economic adviser, ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Senate Financial Reform Bill DOESN'T End Too Big To Fail, Major Credit Rating Agency Says | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So much for ending Too Big To Fail. The financial reform bill championed by the Obama administration and Senate Democrats as permanently ending the i...

Come Shape the Next Phase of the Progressive Movement at America's Future Now

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

America's Future Now will provide opportunities for progressives to plan the next steps for our economy. What further reforms must Congress address next year? How can we press Congress to stand up for its non-corporate constituents?

Ryan Grim

Summers Hears From Unions On Wall Street Reform | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House is confident that a strong Wall Street reform package will emerge from conference committee negotiations between the House and Senate,...

Christina Marie Fierro

Questions Raised As Feds Look To Become More Intertwined With Credit Rating Agencies | Christina Marie Fierro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senator Al Franken's proposed Credit Rating Agency Board will reward the most "accurate" credit rating agencies with more accounts, but the panel's me...

Eugene Fama: 'Too Big To Fail' Perverts Activities And Incentives

The Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In our continuing financial debate, one of the central myths - put about by big banks and also not seriously disputed by the administration - is that ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Top Fed Official Wants To Break Up Megabanks, Stop The Fed From Guaranteeing Wall Street's Profits [EXCLUSIVE] | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Click on the next page and scroll down for audio of the interview The U.S. should bust up its megabanks and impose strict laws curbing the size and c...

Ryan Grim

Barney Frank Permanently Bans Staff From Communicating With Aide-Turned-Lobbyist | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has instituted a permanent ban on committee staff communication with Peter Roberson...

GOP Spews Hypocrisies as BP Rig Gushes Gallons Into Gulf

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The GOP will be hitting Fox News again this week with an ironic demand that the government, which they say in all other circumstances cannot do anythi...

Shahien Nasiripour

Top Bank Regulator Changes Tune, Now Calls For Independent Consumer Agency | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story has been updated After months of criticizing the Obama administration's proposal to create a consumer-focused agency dedicated to protecti...

Corker: I Can't Support Financial Reform Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's never as easy as it seems. Ever since the Senate Banking Committee passed Chris Dodd's (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill last week, mom...