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The Hartford CourantUnless Congress crafts a bipartisan compromise by Friday, the Budget Control Act of 2011 will sequester — or cancel — $85 billion of spending planned for the rest of this year. The cuts would be mindlessly spread across all federal agencies,...
For some time, I have been an admirer of Paul Krugman. Reading his latest book, “End This Depression Now!” was a real joy because he writes as though he is talking directly to each reader. His command of his subject is masterful and if one...
Change of SubjectBy Megan Crepeau In which Gail Collins messes with Texas: Texas banking laws set the stage for the savings and loan crisis in the 1980s. The 2008 economic meltdown was the product of a financial deregulation that was the work......
Change of SubjectLiberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne on Sunday took on/took down a column published last week by his conservative colleague George Will on the famous Elizabeth Warren video. This is unusual. There's an unspoken rule of collegiality that tends to....
With a national debt of more than $14.8 trillion that is increasing by a trillion and a half per year, each one of the nation’s official residents of more than 300 million is on the hook for some $49,000. The debt burden for individual taxpayers...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida PANAMA CITY — Rick Scott, candidate for governor, is running as the consummate outsider in a year of outsiders. He’s never held office, and he hits the theme often – people are tired o...
Spin CycleIn 2001, Chuck Schumer was a co-sponsor with Phil Gramm of a bill (the Investor and Capital Markets Fee Relief Act of 2001) that cut Wall Street fees designed to finance SEC oversight operations that had been diverted to......
Tags: Laws, Economic Policy, FBI, Disasters, Richard Shelby
Spin CycleIn speeches yesterday in Ohio that marked the start of the closing stretch, Obama returned to his lofty call for revival and change, while McCain "touted his experience" and the "tried-and-tested tactic of portraying his Democratic rival as a......
The Swampby Frank James One of the new features of the revised Wall Street bailout plan scheduled to be voted on in the Senate tonight is an expansion of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp's coverage to accounts of $250,000 from $100,000.......
Spin CycleOne of the leaders of the House GOP revolt is a Texas congressman named Jeb Hensarling. He's a new favorite on conservative talk radio and a former staffer to former Sen. Phil Gramm, who of course is a top......
Spin CycleCongressional Democrats and outside experts have been calling for some kind of bailout oversight since the Paulson plan was announced Saturday. Obama called for it in a statement yesterday. McCain plans to follow suit this morning, according to this...
The Swampby Mark Silva Count both Barack Obama and John McCain, the candidates for president, as avowedly cautious in the face of the $700 billion bailout that the Bush administration proposes for banks and other financial institutions holding bad mortgage debts.....
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