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  • Bank bailout needs better oversight: GAO

     
    by Frank James The circumstances surrounding the $700 billion have had a loosey goosey feel from the very beginning when Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. gave Congress his initial three page, few-strings-attached request for the money. So it's no...
  • Obama calls on Fox News, mourns beard

     
    by Frank James At the recently completely press conference at which President-elect Barack Obama officially named Gov. Bill Richardson his choice for Commerce Secretary, Obama called on Fox News's White House reporter. The interchange was interesting...
  • More debt the cure for debt crisis?

     
    by Frank James According to the experts, one reason for the world's present economic travails is too much debt. The world is "deleveraging" that is, shrinking its debt levels, which has led to a decline in consumer spending which has......
  • Obama's long arm into Bush team

     
    by Frank James Here's one way for a president-elect to get around some of the limits placed on him by the Constitution which makes a president-in-waiting wait until late January to officially take office: choose as your Treasury secretary a......
  • Detroit 3 bailout now rests with Paulson

     
    by Frank James Now that Senate Republicans have foiled the Detroit 3 bailout in a late-night vote, any hope for a bailout falls to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. According to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, the Emergency......
  • Obama's 'change,' Congress' status quo

     
    by Janet Hook The collapse of legislation to bail out the U.S. auto industry is a fitting end to this year in Congress -- and a warning to President-elect Barack Obama that even larger Democratic majorities next year won't guarantee......
  • Bush defends bailouts past (and future?)

     
    by Frank James President Bush suggested strongly that billions of dollars in help for the auto industry would be forthcoming from the White House in the near future, saying in part that he felt obliged not to leave President-elect Barack......
  • Obama: Time 'Person of the Year,' 2008

     
    by Mark Silva This one probably wasn't too hard to predict. President-elect Barack Obama: "Person of the Year.'' So says Time magazine, with that long history of idetifying that person -- once was a "man'' in the old days of......
  • Bush poured fuel on housing fire: NYT

     
    by Frank James The Bush Administration once again comes off looking poorly in the latest installment of the New York Times series called "The Reckoning" for pouring fuel on the raging fire that was the housing bubble, then waiting to......
  • Obama seeks, Bush OKs more bailout funds

     
    by Jim Puzzanghera President Bush today agreed to a request from President-elect Barack Obama to notify Congress to access the second half of the $700 billion financial bailout fund, starting a 15-day period in which lawmakers must act to block......
  • Should Hank Paulson lawyer up?

     
    by Frank James Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor who chairs the congressional oversight panel for the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, declined to call Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson a liar. But she did say that his version.......