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June 25th, 2010

Obama claims victory in financial overhaul deal

WASHINGTON – House and Senate negotiators reached a dawn agreement Friday on legislation that redefines federal oversight of Wall Street and, following the signing of the health care act in March, adds another milestone to mark the Obama presidency.President Barack Obama declared victory Friday after congressional negotiators reached agreement on ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 24th, 2010

They Keep Stealing - Why Keep Paying?

The dire straits of the middle class of America has made it near impossible for our politicians to keep up the pretense that our current government truly works for the "people." Between the multiple overt and secretive bailouts, the massive bonuses and the circular use of our tax money to ... continue reading

April 20th, 2010

Goldman earns $3.3B in 1Q as fraud case looms

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs reaffirmed its leadership among Wall Street banks as it reported its first-quarter profits doubled. But the news was overshadowed by the investment bank's growing legal problems.As Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executives held conference calls with banking industry analysts and reporters Tuesday, the questions focused more ... continue reading

April 12th, 2010

More Banker Outrage: Protesters Plan Marches on Wall Street Banks

Outrage over bonuses, bailouts and home foreclosures have prompted angry demonstrations at bank office buildings, bank conferences and even bankers' homes since the financial crisis began. With Wall Street reform proposals up for debate in Congress and bank shareholder meetings taking place later this month, protest organizers say they're getting ... continue reading

March 18th, 2010

Govt rewarded bank auditors with big bonuses

WASHINGTON – As banks gambled on the risky mortgages that helped create the worst financial crisis in generations, the U.S. government handed out millions of dollars in bonuses to regulators at agencies that missed or ignored warning signs that the system was on the verge of a meltdown. The bonuses, ... continue reading

March 10th, 2010

Humana CEO compensation for 2009 jumps 26 percent

INDIANAPOLIS — Health insurer Humana Inc. paid CEO Michael B. McCallister 26 percent more last year than in 2008, largely because of a $1.8 million performance-related bonus.McCallister, 57, received compensation valued at $6.5 million for 2009, according to an Associated Press analysis of a proxy statement filed Tuesday.That included a ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Goldman board rejects shareholder demands on pay

NEW YORK, March 1 - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's board has rejected several demands from shareholders that it investigate recent compensation awards, recoup excessive compensation and reform pay practices. Wall Street's dominant bank, criticized for paying billions of dollars in bonuses soon after the taxpayer bailout of the industry, reported ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Goldman Sachs won't investigate executive pay

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Monday it has rejected demands by shareholders to investigate the Wall Street bank's compensation practices.Shareholder lawsuits filed recently in New York and Delaware charge that Goldman's compensation levels in 2009 were too high, Goldman said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. ... continue reading

February 1st, 2010

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein stands to collect $100 million bonus

He's been grilled by Congress and blasted by critics, but the chief executive of Goldman Sachs may soon have $100 million reasons to smile.Lloyd Blankfein, who leads the world's richest investment bank, stands to collect an eye-popping $100 million bonus in defiance of President Obama, according to bankers meeting in ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Group demands banks give up bonuses to fill state budget gap

Hundreds of sign-toting members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) stormed the lobbies of two downtown Des Moines banks Tuesday afternoon, temporarily halting business activities to demand the banks give up their employee bonuses to help pare down Iowa’s projected $1 billion budget shortfall.While customers and bank employees looked ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Chris Dodd to step aside

Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans.Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2009

AIG executives' promises to return bonuses have gone largely unfulfilled

When word spread earlier this year that American International Group had paid more than $165 million in retention bonuses at the division that had precipitated the company's downfall, outrage erupted, with employees getting death threats and President Obama urging that every legal avenue be pursued to block the payments.New York ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

Wall Street Bonuses Rise as Big 3 May Pay $30 Billion

Nov. 9 -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s investment bank, survivors of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, are set to pay record bonuses this year. The firms -- the three biggest banks to exit the Troubled Asset Relief Program -- will ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Profit 'Not Satanic,' Barclays Says, After Goldman Invokes Jesus

Nov. 4 -- Barclays Plc Chief Executive Officer John Varley stood at the wooden lectern in St. Martin-in-the- Fields on London’s Trafalgar Square last night and told the packed pews of the church that "profit is not satanic." The 53-year-old head of Britain’s second-biggest bank said banks are the "backbone" ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Protesters Deliver Letter to Goldman Sachs—And Await Response

CHICAGO—After working for 42 years, Erma Hall-Wood thought she had earned a modest but peaceful retirement. Then the financial crisis devastated her savings and the 68-year-old Los Angeles County Department of Health retiree became one of millions of Americans who have lost their homes to foreclosure."I thought I would have ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Announcing the Goldman Project

Goldman Sachs raked in billions with taxpayer help while you're still unemployed. The bank announced $3.1 billion in third-quarter profits, and set aside $5.3 billion for bonuses. Help us find out how they spend it.Goldman's third-quarter take is down slightly from its record-breaking $3.4 billion second-quarter earnings, and the amount ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 19th, 2009

Take America Back from the Banks

The elites hate to acknowledge it, but when large numbers of ordinary people are moved to action, it changes the narrow political world where the elites call the shots. Inside accounts reveal the extent to which Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon's conduct of the Vietnam war was constrained by the ... continue reading

October 19th, 2009

Corporate America is fighting back

After a year in which the financial crisis forced the U.S. government to insert itself into the economy in unprecedented ways and pushed Americans' faith in business to new lows, Corporate America is fighting back. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's biggest business lobby, Wednesday officially launched a multi-year, multi-million ... continue reading

October 15th, 2009

Michael Moore on The Today Show: 'Send Your Pennies to Goldman Sachs'

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October 15th, 2009

Michael Moore on Morning Joe: 'Withdraw Your Money from Bailed Out Banks'

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October 14th, 2009

Wall Street On Track To Award Record Pay

Major U.S. banks and securities firms are on pace to pay their employees about $140 billion this year -- a record high that shows compensation is rebounding despite regulatory scrutiny of Wall Street's pay culture.Workers at 23 top investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and stock and commodities exchanges can ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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