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Want a New Law? If You’re the Banking Industry, Just Write It Yourself

A banking regulatory bill moving through the House of Representatives this week was largely written by banking lobbyists, and steered under the guidance of politicians raking in campaign contributions from the people who would benefit from the legislation. Yes, this is the best democracy money can buy.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 READ MORE



Greenwald Blasts Critics, Dodd-Frank Under Attack, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some major new developments in the IRS targeting scandal and President Obama’s take on whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 READ MORE


Watch: Sen. Warren Grills Jack Lew on Too Big to Fail Banks

At a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday, the Massachusetts senator got the best of the Treasury secretary as she pressed him on whether the government should cap the size of big banks or break them up.

Posted on May 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Big Banks Are Victims of Their Own Success

Now that Wall Street has managed to neuter and delay the modest reforms passed by Congress, there is more political momentum to pass stricter financial regulations.

Posted on May 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Sanders, Sherman Introduce Legislation to Break Up ‘Too Big to Fail’ Banks

Wall Street sees no need for more regulations of course, but unfortunately for Main Street Americans still reeling from the last financial crisis, President Obama may turn out to be the banking industry’s biggest ally.

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Fed Chairman Bernanke: ‘I Agree With Elizabeth Warren 100 Percent’ on Big Banks

If Bernanke’s stance is any indication, Sen. Warren, who was just sworn in this January, is already having a positive impact on Washington.

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Why No One Would Listen

What’s worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing? Or—like so many in the corporate and financial world—to be ignored for doing so?

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Carolyn Kaster

Obama Gets His Way With Consumer Bureau Pick

Because this is one of the things he can do from the Oval Office, President Obama pulled what his Republican opponents will no doubt characterize as a fast one by forcibly installing Richard Cordray on Wednesday as his chosen leader of the recently configured Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while Congress was on recess.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Sorry Elizabeth, Wall Street Said No

Obama’s gutless decision to abandon Elizabeth Warren comes after the president populated his administration with the very people who created the financial meltdown.

Posted on Jul 19, 2011 READ MORE



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Elizabeth Warren Out, Another Bank Critic to Lead Consumer Agency

Fearing a tough confirmation fight, the Obama administration has decided that Elizabeth Warren will not head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Instead, the White House will nominate Richard Cordray, who was already selected to be the agency’s top enforcer and who, in his previous gig as Ohio’s attorney general, had put himself on the map by suing big banks. (more)

Posted on Jul 17, 2011 READ MORE



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CEO Pay: A Teeny-Weeny Secret for Rich Folk

The House Financial Services Committee has voted to repeal a provision in last year’s Dodd-Frank financial reform law requiring public corporations to report the ratio between CEO and median worker pay. (more)

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 READ MORE


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