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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

January 27th, 2010

Geithner draws fire defending Fed on AIG bailout

WASHINGTON – Democrats and Republicans alike pummeled Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday over his role in the $180 billion bailout of insurance giant AIG Inc., venting public anger over Wall Street's return to prosperity while 10 percent of Americans are still jobless.Geithner, one of the original architects of the ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

Kaptur Takes on Foreclosures

Before President Bush left office, Representative Marcy Kaptur visited then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. and presented him with a list of all of the people in her district whose properties had been foreclosed. Although each page included four columns of names, the full list still stretched all the way down ... continue reading

November 17th, 2009

One year later, gov't can't track TARP

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - One year ago, America's biggest banks were failing. And the government was more than willing to bail them out.We now know it as TARP.But at the time it was called the "Healthy Banks Program."Wheel barrows full of cash - billions of taxpayer dollars - were spent ... continue reading

October 31st, 2009

The Pillage People

It’s as if last year’s meltdown—causing a $16 trillion bailout of the financial industry, the doubling of America’s unemployment rate and the loss of 2 million manufacturing jobs in 2008—had never taken place. Two of the five biggest investment banks, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, have bitten the dust, but ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

The secret Paulson-Goldman meeting

Andrew Ross Sorkin's new book is out today, and breaks some pretty stunning news, dating from the end of June, 2008. At this point, we're still months away from the now-famous but then-secret waiver, issued in mid-September, which allowed Hank Paulson to talk to Goldman Sachs; he'd promised not to ... continue reading

October 14th, 2009

Geithner Aides Reaped Millions Working for Banks, Hedge Funds

 Oct. 14 -- Some of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s closest aides, none of whom faced Senate confirmation, earned millions of dollars a year working for Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and other Wall Street firms, according to financial disclosure forms.The advisers include Gene Sperling, who last year took in ... continue reading

October 8th, 2009

Meltdown After the Meltdown

It would be nice to believe that things will be different next time.“What’s the point in bailing them out if there aren’t any jobs?’’ asks one of the organizers of the Christmastime protest at Republic Windows and Doors, the Chicago company whose laid-off workers staged a peaceful, six-day sit-in at ... continue reading

October 8th, 2009

Michael Moore's Muse

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur steals the show in Michael Moore’s new movie Capitalism: A Love Story as the sharp-tongued critic of last year’s financial bailout. Sitting in her Washington office, the cheerful 63-year-old representative from Ohio has the manner of a benevolent fairy godmother, but her message is harsh and to ... continue reading

October 6th, 2009

Michael Moore exposes Paul Ryan’s bank bailout bluster

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is one of the stars of Michael Moore's new movie, "Capitalism: A Love Story."But you can bet that the conservative from Janesville is hoping that none of his constituents sees his performance.In a section of the critically acclaimed examination of how Wall Street insiders diverted hundreds ... continue reading

October 3rd, 2009

A Great Opening Night -- Do Not Put Off Seeing "Capitalism: A Love Story" -- GO TONIGHT! All of Wall Street is Watching!

Friends, Thank you, all of you, who packed the theaters across North America last night to see my new film. The movie houses were rockin'! The national movie exit poll company announced this morning that the audiences in America gave "Capitalism: A Love Story" a rare "A" rating! Wow, thank ... continue reading

October 2nd, 2009

'Capitalism' Opens Today at a Theater Near You! invitation from Michael Moore

Friends, For two months, we've sat and watched the rabid right achieve the unimaginable: Derail universal health care and send the Democrats in Congress running for cover. Many have asked, "How did this happen? How could a small minority of angry people control the public agenda? Where is the majority's ... continue reading

September 17th, 2009

Michael Moore on Leno: "Capitalism is Legalized Greed"

By John Nichols / The Nation Americans who didn't witness filmmaker Michael Moore's appearance Tuesday night on NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" missed one of those rare moments when the vast wasteland gives way to an oasis of realism. Rarely since the days when author Gore Vidal regularly appeared on ... continue reading

September 8th, 2009

Michael Moore’s Anti-Capitalist Attack Dazzles Italians: Review

Review by Farah Nayeri Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- “Michael, we love you!” Filmmaker Michael Moore is promoting his new movie “Capitalism: A Love Story” to the media at the Venice Film Festival. He is stopped in his tracks when an Italian female reporter unfurls a banner bearing those adoring words. ... continue reading

September 6th, 2009

Michael Moore Blasts Bank ‘Coup D’Etat,’ State Bailout: Review

Review by Farah Nayeri Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- “We’re here to get the money back for the American people,” says filmmaker Michael Moore, as he tries to take an empty canvas bag into the heavily guarded headquarters of a bailed-out bank. The 55-year-old satirist has much to rant about, what ... continue reading

September 5th, 2009

Michael Moore Slams Bailout of Wall Street, Wants 'Money Back'

By Farah Nayeri Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Moore launched his movie "Capitalism: A Love Story" at the Venice Film Festival today, staging an all-out attack on the free-market system and on the U.S. government bailout of financial institutions. "Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil," Moore, an ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2009

Where Are They Now? Ex-Bush Loyalists Cash In Nick Turse

TomDispatch In May, the U.S. economy lost 345,000 nonfarm jobs, pushing the unemployment rate from 8.9% to 9.4%. According to official statistics, 14.5 million Americans are now looking for work and, as a recent headline at put it, "The jobs aren't coming back anytime soon." In fact, a team ... continue reading

April 6th, 2009

A Trillion Dollars for the Banks: How About a Second Opinion? Dean Baker

Truthout Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wants to have the government lend up to a trillion dollars to hedge funds, private equity, funds and the banks themselves to clear their books of toxic assets. The plan implies a substantial subsidy to the banks. It is likely to result in the disposal ... continue reading

March 9th, 2009

Fed Refuses to Release Bank Data, Insists on Secrecy

By Mark Pittman and Craig Torres March 5 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve Board of Governors receives daily reports on bailout loans to financial institutions and won't make the information public, the central bank said in a reply to a Bloomberg News lawsuit. The Fed refused yesterday to disclose the ... continue reading

February 12th, 2009

Looting Social Security

By William Greider / The Nation Governing elites in Washington and Wall Street have devised a fiendishly clever "grand bargain" they want President Obama to embrace in the name of "fiscal responsibility." The government, they argue, having spent billions on bailing out the banks, can recover its costs by looting ... continue reading

February 10th, 2009

Obama Is Open to Expanding Financial Rescue Plan

By Mark Pittman and Bob Ivry Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government's commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 percent of the nation's home mortgages. The Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and ... continue reading

January 16th, 2009

BofA's Latest Hit

Treasury Injects $20 Billion More; Stock at 1991 Level By Dan Fitzpatrick, Deborah Solomon and Susanne Craig / Wall Street Journal Reeling from previously undisclosed losses from its Merrill Lynch & Co. acquisition, Bank of America Corp. received an emergency capital injection of $20 billion from the Treasury, which will ... continue reading

January 9th, 2009

Frank outlines bailout overhaul

His bill would dedicate $50 billion for reducing foreclosures, and force companies to say how they use TARP funds. By Colin Barr / Fortune New York -- House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank released an outline Friday of a plan to reshape how the government spends the rest of the ... continue reading

December 22nd, 2008

Where'd the bailout money go? Shhhh, it's a secret

By Matt Apuzzo / Associated PressWASHINGTON – It's something any bank would demand to know before handing out a loan: Where's the money going? But after receiving billions in aid from U.S. taxpayers, the nation's largest banks say they can't track exactly how they're spending the money or they simply ... continue reading

December 19th, 2008

U.S. rescues carmakers, seeks more money for banks

By Mary Milliken / Reuters NEW YORK, Dec 19 - The U.S. government threw a $17.4 billion lifeline on Friday to Detroit carmakers crippled by the severe economic downturn, and Treasury called on Congress to release more money for the still fragile banks. The long-awaited car bailout caps a week ... continue reading

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

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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...

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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 Donna Smith 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? Donna Smith 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 Nick Turse 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 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? 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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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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Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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