A 2008 email made public by WikiLeaks this month revealed that a bank executive essentially picked most of the president's Cabinet appointments—including the people who bailed out Wall Street. If you want "a chance to shape history," speak up before this election.
In a discussion about former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank's new book, "Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Message," Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer confronts Frank over President Bill Clinton’s role in creating the Great Recession and other issues dividing progressives from the Democratic Party leadership. The interview was produced by Joshua Scheer and broadcast April 2 on KPFK.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer confronts the former Massachusetts representative over President Clinton’s role in creating the Great Recession and other issues dividing progressives from the Democratic Party leadership.Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer confronts former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank over President Clinton’s role in creating the Great Recession and other issues dividing progressives from the Democratic Party leadership.
Author Gina Nahai's latest novel, "The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.," is a family epic that leaps from Tehran to Los Angeles and back again, blending murder mystery, history, myth and magic in a lively and lyrical read. Author Gina Nahai knows a thing or two about the Iranian Jewish diaspora in America -- she's part of it.
In his new book, former New York Fed chair and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner suggests that his relationship with Citigroup executive Robert Rubin did affect his supervision of the bank, which taxpayers ultimately bailed out with $45 billion.
Timothy Geithner’s new book about the financial crisis, “Stress Test,” is basically an argument that the Wall Street bailout succeeded.
The former U.S. Treasury secretary whose bailout policies continue to ensure economic recovery works only for the richest Americans will join private equity firm Warburg Pincus in March as president and managing director.
A 1997 memo retrieved from the filing cabinet of investigative reporter Greg Palast shows the involvement of Lawrence Summers -- Obama's current favorite for chairman of the Federal Reserve -- in a successful plan to help big bank CEOs "rip apart financial regulation across the planet."
A look at the day's political happenings, including a new warning on the debt ceiling from Timothy Geithner and why it's probably not the most wonderful time of the year for President Obama and Congress.