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While this is a heavy duty inside-the-beltway item, it has everything to do with whether the US government will be able to continue to prop up zombie institutions or pick winners and losers in the private sector.
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With the Senate scheduled to begin debate on a financial overhaul bill this week, the fraud suit against the Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs has emboldened Democrats to ratchet up pressure on Republicans who oppose the Obama administration’s proposal.
President Barack Obama is preparing to travel outside Washington in the coming weeks to sell his proposal for financial regulatory reform to the country.
The overhaul is the next major piece of legislation that Obama wants to sign into law this year, but solid GOP opposition in the Senate is jeopardizing that goal.
So much is being written in the mainstream media about who the tea partiers are, but very little is being recorded about what these folks are actually saying.
As the Obama administration and Senate Republicans clash over the future of the nation’s financial regulatory system, there is one principle on which they agree: Taxpayers should never again have to bail out giant financial institutions.
The White House and Democratic Congressional leaders said Wednesday that they would press forward with legislation to tighten regulation of the nation’s financial system. Rebuffing Republican criticism, the Democrats effectively dared the minority party to side with Wall Street by opposing the measure.
When it comes to earmarks—lawmakers spending on their pet projects—Congress has gone on a diet. Earmarks have declined 10.2 percent in the 2009 fiscal year.
In the spirit of tax week, here's a terrific video hosted by my old friend Dan Mitchell showing how a flat tax would benefit American families and businesses.
He may very well be the greatest central banker of all time. But with all due respect, Volcker’s call this week for a European-style VAT (as well as a carbon tax) is itself a historic mistake.
First-term Rep. Betsy Markey is convinced that once people learn what's in President Barack Obama's new health care overhaul law, they'll support it. But it's not a message she was eager to carry in person to her constituents in Republican-leaning eastern Colorado.
End the public lifeline for large financial institutions, Republicans are demanding as they push back against Democratic efforts to set new rules for the financial industry.
With all these governors raising sales taxes on pole-dancing and everything else in sight, here's a guy with the political will and leadership to cut spending on education, health and union pensions without raising taxes in order to close a $4 billion deficit.
We are facing an across-the-board tax-hike assault from federal, state, and local sources. This, despite a precarious outlook of a return to long-term economic prosperity after an especially deep and painful recession.
The White House is revving up its lobbying efforts to help Senate Banking Chairman Christopher Dodd win enough support in the full Senate for a financial reform bill, sources tell CNBC.com.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) finally unveiled his financial reform legislation. It was not worth the wait.
House Democratic leaders are believed to be at least a half-dozen votes short of the 216 votes they need to pass health care reform, but have said they are confident they can secure the needed votes. The New York Times reports.
U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Steny Hoyer said Friday that Democrats would have the support necessary to pass the healthcare reform bill in a vote expected Sunday.
The revised health care bill that Democrats released in advance of a House vote this weekend contained one initial mystery: how did they revise the Senate health care bill to make it more generous to the uninsured while simultaneously shaving more from the federal budget deficit?