Savers Screwed to Save Rich People

By: Sunday March 18, 2012 10:30 am

Wall Street wants to rip your face off. House Republicans make it easier and safer to cheat you. Stop saving and let your friends on Wall Street help you!


OCC Trying to Protect Banks on Volcker Rule

By: Monday October 17, 2011 6:15 pm

The finance lobby wants to weaken the Volker rule that limits proprietary bets by regular banks. They find the weakest link in the regulatory chain and ride that link to achieve their ends. And the weakest link is usually the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, colloquially known as the Office of Bank Advocacy.

Warren Shoots to Top of Short List for CFPB Job

By: Tuesday April 26, 2011 6:17 am

Warren was the emissary sent to Senate Democrats’ offices to warn them about an imminent recess appointment. Which could be herself.

Congress Wraps Up a Day Early; Pro Forma Session Will Forestall Recess Appointments

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 9:52 am

Janet Yellen and Sarah Bloom Raskin finally got confirmed by the Senate as members of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Peter Diamond, another nominee, will have to wait until the lame duck session. The confirmations were part of a large deal, where some nominees got to move through the Senate in exchange for Democrats holding pro forma sessions so President Obama could not make any recess appointments.

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