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July 22nd, 2010

Tim Geithner Really, Really Likes Elizabeth Warren

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner attempted to set the record straight on the Charlie Rose show last night. He said Elizabeth Warren, a candidate to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is “capable” and “effective” and would do a “great job” in the post.Geithner has been accused of lobbying against ... continue reading

May 5th, 2010

Grayson: Geithner doesn't want Fed audit for personal reasons

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) suggested Friday that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner opposes an audit of the Federal Reserve bank because he would be personally damaged by a probe. Grayson -- who co-sponsored an amendment to the House's financial reform bill to force a full audit of the central bank -- ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

April 22nd, 2010

The Speech: The Good, The Bad and The Missing

The Good: The president had strong language for backing real derivative reforms. The Bad: Vague language about the "Volcker rule" will not stop Too Big To Fail; but a plan like this (or even one like this) for breaking up the current mega-banks and limiting their liabilities will. The Missing: ... continue reading

April 20th, 2010

Transcript & Video: Bill Black Testimony on Lehman Bankruptcy

Bill Black scorched everyone with his testimony on the failure of Lehman Brothers before the House Financial Services Committee today. His prepared remarks can be found here (PDF).CHAIRMAN KANJORSKI: And now we’ll hear from Mr. William K. Black, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, the University of Missouri, Kansas City ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

April 19th, 2010

A Patriot's Day Call to Arms

This letter is a call to (electronic) arms on Patriots' Day. Mr. President, please show the American people the AIG emails. In the wake of the disclosures associated with Friday's government fraud accusations against Goldman, Sachs & Co., one of our nation's wealthiest, largest and most politically well-connected banks, it ... continue reading

April 8th, 2010

Robert Rubin returns

Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin — who watched his reputation as an economic titan shatter after he left the Clinton White House — is decidedly out of favor in the nation's capital. Except for one place — the Obama administration. Behind the scenes, Rubin still wields enormous influence in Barack ... continue reading

March 26th, 2010

Larry Summers May Be Leaving Obama Administration

The conventional wisdom in Washington and on Wall Street has been that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner -- the target of populist outrage over Wall Street bailouts and high unemployment -- would be the first to leave the Obama administration’s economic team after the mid-term elections. But the FOX Business Network ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Top Treasury Official Leaves For Lobbying Firm

Just as Congress enters the final stretch of the financial regulatory reform effort, one of the Treasury Department's leading liaisons to the Hill, Damon Munchus, is bailing out to go work for a financial services lobbying and consulting firm.Munchus was one of Treasury's chief negotiators with the House Financial Services ... continue reading

February 12th, 2010

Elizabeth Warren Warns About Commercial Real Estate Crisis, 'Downward Spiral' For Small Businesses, Local Banks

Even as the economy shows signs of recovery, a government watchdog is warning that another financial crisis is coming round the bend -- and that the Treasury Department and financial regulators are not prepared to deal with it."There is a commercial real estate crisis on the horizon, and there are ... 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

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

January 12th, 2010

The Case Against Geithner

As we sit here today, Wall Street continues to exploit a policy of government-sponsored giveaways and secrecy to pay themselves billions. Record-setting bonuses due to banks like Goldman Sachs as early next week. Yet instead of acting as our cop, Secretary Tim Geithner has become central to what may be ... continue reading

January 9th, 2010

House panel wants Geithner to testify about New York Fed and AIG

The chairman of the House oversight committee turned the spotlight Friday once again on the government's much-maligned bailout of American International Group, saying he would ask Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner to testify about whether company executives were told to withhold key details about how they were spending taxpayer money. ... continue reading

January 7th, 2010

Tip of the Iceberg

In a December New York Times op-ed, we called for the full public release of AIG email messages, internal accounting documents and financial models generated in the last decade. Today, a Bloomberg story revealed that under Timothy Geithner’s leadership, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York told AIG to withhold ... continue reading

January 7th, 2010

Geithner’s Fed Told AIG to Limit Swaps Disclosure

Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, then led by Timothy Geithner, told American International Group Inc. to withhold details from the public about the bailed-out insurer’s payments to banks during the depths of the financial crisis, e-mails between the company and its regulator show. AIG ... continue reading

January 4th, 2010

New Year's Resolution: Clean House

President Obama's own instincts on how do deal with the economy seem to be somewhat better than those of his most senior advisers. At the White House jobs summit in December, he sounded less like Larry Summers or Tim Geithner and more like the man we heard on the campaign ... continue reading

November 18th, 2009

'We may have to sacrifice just two more jobs to get millions back for Americans'

President Barack Obama "is being failed by his economic team" and should replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and White House economic policy director Larry Summers, says US House Rep. Peter DeFazio. The prominent member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus told MSNBC's The Ed Show that he and other House members ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

November 2nd, 2009

Animal House Rules: Treasury Proposes to Use DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION

You can never compete with self-parody, and Treasury and the Fed have mastered the art. The proposed legislation to respond to systemically dangerous institutions (SDIs) reveals that the Fed and Treasury are sowing the seeds for the next crisis. But the bill is also wonderfully wacky. The core of the ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Here Come the Unions

On Tuesday morning, in Chicago, the unions came to town. It was the final day of the rolling protest dubbed The Showdown in Chicago, a confrontation with the American Bankers Association, whose members had gathered for their annual meeting. With a crowd estimated at 5,000, it was without a doubt ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

New York Fed's Secret Choice to Pay for Swaps Hits Taxpayers

Oct. 27 -- In the months leading up to the September 2008 collapse of giant insurer American International Group Inc., Elias Habayeb and his colleagues worked nights and weekends negotiating with banks that had bought $62 billion of credit-default swaps from AIG, according to a person who has worked with ... continue reading

October 14th, 2009

Michael Moore on The Charlie Rose Show

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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

Financial Follies 2.0

One year after the global economic collapse, the United States has yet to adopt any legislation to change the way it oversees or regulates financial industries. Banks that received bail-out money still don't have any restrictions placed on the way they spend the government's cash, and although President Obama wants ... 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

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Apr 3rd
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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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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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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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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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