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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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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.

Attention Banks: Five Crucial Deadlines for Q2

Christopher Cahn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Christopher Cahn

After years of planning and discussion, many of the financial regulations that resulted from the 2008 financial crisis -- specifically, FATCA and elements of Dodd-Frank, such as the Volcker Rule -- are finally coming into effect. Here are some important dates that financial institutions need to keep in mind over the next few months

Howard's Daily: The Two-Way Peril of Regulatory Ossification

Philip K. Howard | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

To guard against the next financial crisis, the first task is not to rely upon Dodd-Frank, but to go back and radically simplify it.

How to Solve Economic Inequality From the Top Down

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

In his SOTU speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the bottom.

J.C. Penney's Overcompensated Ex-CEO Still Sinking Its Stock

Denise Mattson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Denise Mattson

From the Pope to billionaires, people are beginning to reject today's popular CEO compensation formula as unjust. There is no reason other than greed to explain how one human's contribution can be worth more than the contribution of 1,000.

New Rules Could Change Your Jumbo Mortgage Options

realtor.com | Posted 03.23.2014 | Money
realtor.com

Jumbo loans - high dollar loans typically starting at $417,000 in most areas or as high as $625,501 in higher-cost markets - will see a lot of changes in 2014.

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...

What the New Qualified Mortgage (QM) Regulations Mean for VA Loans

Chris Birk | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Chris Birk

Service members, veterans and military families across the country are starting to worry about how these changes and how this new classification of mortgages might impact their ability to use their VA home loan benefits. Here's the good news: You have nothing to worry about.

Academics Who Defend Wall St. Also Get Paid By Wall St.

The New York Times | Posted 12.28.2013 | Business

Signs of the energy business are inescapable in and around Houston — the pipelines, refineries and tankers that crowd the harbor, and the gleaming o...

Zach Carter

Why This Democrat Thinks His Colleagues Are 'Cockroaches'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) compared his Capitol Hill colleagues to "reverse cockroaches" on Thursday for stripping a major bipartisan budget deal of ...

Zach Carter

WATCH: This Guy Spilled Bags Of Money At A Political Fundraiser To Make A Point About Derivatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Letting a Wall Street lobbyist write your legislation is a surefire way to catch flak from campaign finance watchdogs. Rep. Jimes Himes (D-Conn.) lear...

Zach Carter

Matt Taibbi: 'Deceptive' Subprime Lending Is Reason For The Financial Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Bankers weren't the villains of the 2008 financial crisis: they were victims of Washington's foolish affordable housing fixation. Or at least that'...