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August 29th, 2010

Obama’s Old Deal

Barack Obama was “incredulous” at what he was hearing, said one of his top economic advisers. The president had spent his first year in office overseeing the biggest government bailout of the financial industry in American history. Together with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, he had kept Wall Street afloat ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Cantwell, Murray back Elizabeth Warren for consumer agency

Saying its director should be "independent" and an "outsider," Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., are backing Harvard Law bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren to head the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The consumer bureau is a key component of Wall Street reform legislation recently passed by Congress and ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2010

Senate Democrats abandon comprehensive energy bill

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up plans to attempt to pass an energy bill that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, abandoning a priority of President Barack Obama.Obama had hoped to add a climate bill to the two biggest legislative successes of his presidency, a comprehensive health ... continue reading

July 21st, 2010

Congressional support grows for Warren to head consumer protection bureau

Members of Congress are now lining up to enter the battle over who President Obama should choose to head the newly-created Bureau of Consumer Protection.Two Democratic lawmakers, Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York and Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, are spearheading efforts in their respective chambers get Harvard Law's Elizabeth ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

Progressives side with Warren, knock Geithner

Progressives are urging President Obama to nominate Troubled Asset Relief Program watchdog Elizabeth Warren to head the new consumer agency created by financial reform legislation.The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) seized on a report Friday that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner opposes a possible Warren nomination to the Consumer Financial Protection ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Reid: Final vote on bank regulation on Thursday

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is planning a final vote Thursday morning on a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations. Passage in the Senate would send the bill to President Barack Obama for his signature. Reid announced the timing Tuesday after votes to ensure its passage fell into place. ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Feingold Will Vote Against Financial Services Reform Bill

With three Republican senators (Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Mainers Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe) now signaling that they will vote with Democrats to enact new rules for how Wall Street and the big banks do business, President Obama says the country is on the verge of taking the steps necessary to prevent future financial meltdowns.“What members of both ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

Why a Bank-Bashing Populist Democrat Opposed the Wall Street "Reform" Bill

No member of the House has been a harsher critic of the abuses of big banks and Wall Street that Ohio Democrat Marcy Kaptur.No member of the House has been more on-target in his condemnations and her calls for reform.During the bank bailout fight of 2008, Kaptur became a national folk-hero ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 28th, 2010

Fix the Deficit: Clawbacks Before Cutbacks

Today we launched Fix It week on my show. I hope this week will help aid what I believe is already a growing movement to finally acknowledge and address the long-standing issues that continue to unnecessarily harm our great country. Fortuitously, considering the recent news from the G20, we kick ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 26th, 2010

Wall Street Reform: Politicians Lie, Media Applauds, America Suffers

The same Washington spinsters who have driven our country into the ground seem to be out in full force this morning, claiming that their latest policy "victory" is the most "sweeping change" of our financial regulatory since the Great Depression.Actually, it is nothing more than window dressing. The real sweeping ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Bank Stocks Rally As Financial Reform Comes Together

Financial stocks rallied after Congress passed a key hurdle--rather painlessly--in its effort to reform the U.S. financial regulatory structure, paving the way for President Obama's signature in the coming weeks."There was a big political component to this, and the fear on Wall Street was that this bill would be a ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Wall Street dodges bullet on derivatives

NEW YORK -- It's a brave new world for the derivatives market. Or is it?Congress' efforts to reshape this murky corner of the nation's financial system may have little impact on the Wall Street firms that dabble in these complex financial investments. As part of the financial regulatory reform bill ... continue reading

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

June 22nd, 2010

White House summons McChrystal

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan was summoned to the White House to explain remarks critical of the Obama administration, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as speculation grew that he could be ousted.The unusual move came a day after General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Banking split essential to avoid new financial crisis, warns OECD adviser

The global economy will be plunged into a second and even more serious crisis unless banks are split into separate retail and speculative arms, a senior policymaker from the west's leading thinktank said today. Adrian Blundell-Wignall, special adviser on financial markets to Angel Gurría, secretary general of the Organisation for ... continue reading

May 25th, 2010

Bonfire of the Loopholes

President Obama and leading Democrats are calling the "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" the greatest overhaul of Wall Street since the Great Depression. And that may well be true. But judging from the many loopholes in the legislation—with more to come as the banks maneuver stealthily to tweak ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

May 7th, 2010

Is Your Senator a Bankster?

The one main benefit to the financial reform effort so far is that it helps further do away with the false paradigms of "left" or "right" and "Democrat" or "Republican" - fewer and fewer people are falling for those lies anymore. Try to get an ideological conservative to explain why ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

New York marchers protest Wall Street, big banks

NEW YORK, April 29 - Several thousand demonstrators marched through the New York financial district on Thursday in a protest led by labor unions, saying Wall Street's biggest banks must account for record profits while average Americans still suffer financially. Spearheaded by the AFL-CIO, the march made its way through ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

Irate Workers, Union Leaders Rally On Wall St

NEW YORK — Frustration mounted on Wall Street Thursday as a huge protest took place. Demonstrators voiced their anger at the big banks who they say took the bailouts and still cut jobs. The protest was organized by a group calling itself "The Other 98 Percent," who are demanding financial ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

April 29th, 2010

Judd Gregg and Ben Nelson: More Socialism Please

As we find our economy subsisting on massive government spending and no-strings-attached bailouts, borrowed, of course, from future generations, what solutions do the same leaders who got us into this mess offer? You already know the answer -- more government handouts.The latest gambit?Politicians like Judd Gregg and Ben Nelson are ... continue reading

April 28th, 2010

Michael Moore on Larry King Live

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April 28th, 2010

Protesters Launch Showdown With the Monster Banks, Demand Wells Fargo to End Predatory Lending

"We are many and they are few -- and today they have to deal with us!" yelled an organizer at a San Francisco march and rally on Tuesday afternoon aimed at calling out Wells Fargo for its predatory lending practices. A crowd of a few hundred pissed-off consumers responded boisterously ... continue reading

April 27th, 2010

Unions to rally for financial reform

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Monday announced that several rallies will occur this week demanding financial reform. The demonstrations will be held at events hosted by some of the country's largest banks. "The nation's biggest banks crashed the economy, causing over 8 million to lose their jobs, 1 out ... continue reading

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