A Modest Proposal: Indefinitely Detain the Banksters

By: Tuesday March 8, 2011 9:35 am

Obama has declared that he has the authority under the 2001 AUMF to indefinitely hold anyone “if it is necessary to protect against a significant threat to the security of the United States.”

 

Repo 105: It’s Nothing, Really Nothing

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 4:00 pm

Repo 105? What’s that? It’s immaterial, and besides, Ernst & Young says it’s great. And we told you we were screwing around with our balance sheet. So go away, silly investor. We took your money fair and square.

Lehman Brothers in the Spotlight Today on the Hill

By: Tuesday April 20, 2010 8:02 am

Today, starting at 11 pm, the House Financial Services Committee will begin hearings on the collapse of Lehman Brothers and its role in the financial crisis. The hearing will be broadcast live on C-SPAN 3.

Expected to testify: a who’s who of the world of financial regulation. Former chief executive of Lehman Brothers, Dick Fuld, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Schapiro, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are all expected to testify before the committee.

FDL will be monitoring the hearing and will report on and/or begin liveblogging the hearing if something of note happens.

[Ed Note: A liveblog by any other name. . . Scarecrow is doing a great job of keeping up with all the action in the comments below.]

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