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$700 Billion Bank Bailout (2008)

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  • McCain, Obama debate: Pass the pork

     
    by Bob Secter Imagine for a moment if John McCain were running against John McCain. The first John McCain might be having a field day right now attacking the second John McCain for voting in the U.S. Senate last week......
  • Bush approval-rating: All-time low

     
    by Mark Silva President Bush will step out today for a pep-talk about the economy, a badly stumbling economy that he had called fundamentally "sound'' not many months ago. He will be talking at an office products company in suburban......
  • Budget deficit: Record $438 billion

     
    by Mark Silva For the record, the federal budget defict reached a new record in the 2008 budget year, which ended last week: $438 billion. For the new year, the president's Office of Management and Budget already has projected another......
  • Obama vs McCain -- debate 2 preview

     
    by Frank James The second presidential debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain comes at a time in the race when the Democratic presidential nominee has taken a significant lead in national polls though it's still in the single......
  • Bush: 'Anxiety feeds anxiety'

     
    by Mark Silva President Bush, addressing the nation at a "deeply unsettling period for the American people,'' vowed today that the government will solve the underlying problems of the financial meltdown that was dragging the Dow Jones Industrial Average...
  • Video: Obama hits McCain's shifting mortgage plan

     
    If you were confused about the new plan to purchase mortgages proposed by John McCain in the last debate, you weren't alone. Apparently, it changed between the time he first proposed it and the time it was explained to reporters......
  • Reality distortion II: Palin's distortion by deletion

     
    Another example of how people come to believe completely opposite things about what is going on in the presidential race: Consider the plan McCain unveiled at Tuesday's debate to buy distressed mortgages to help homeowners. As reported, that night......
  • Credit crisis fixes: Six ideas here

     
    by William Neikirk A major economic stimulus package, including funds to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, is shaping up as one of the top ideas for responding to the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Asked to name key measures that......
  • Hofstra: $300 billion is part of the bailout, again

     
    McCain has been back and forth and back and forth on whether the $300 billion for his mortgage purchase plan will come out of the $700 billion bailout or not. Tonight, it's part of the $700 billion again.......
  • 'Missing' answers

     
    A second panel hosted by Brian Lehrer includes former Newsday columnist and executive director of Hofstra's National Suburban Center Lawrence Levy; author and contributing editor for Rolling Stone Matt Taibbi; and journalist Aswini Anburajan. As the panel...
  • Bailouts for white, not blue collars?

     
    by Frank James Have the federal bailouts been biased towards white-collar and against blue-collar workers? That question was starkly raised by Rep. Barney Frank, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, which yesterday heard the chief executives...