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  • Obama, McCain and their Wall $t. friend$

     
    by Frank James Listen to both major-party presidential campaigns and you'd think right about now that neither one had very good (that is, generous) friends on Wall Street. Well, both Republican presidential nominee John McCain and his Democratic rival,...
  • Video: Another Mac ad attacks another O advisor

     
    Fresh from his ad yesterday attacking Obama advisor Franklin Raines -- who says he's actually not an advisor, but who is black, which makes some reporters believe McCain was playing the race card -- McCain releases a new one attacking......
  • Video: Obama hits Fiorina, Gramm

     
    Here's an ad, released last night by Obama (sorry we're late -- school open house!) that attacks McCain's ties to economic advisers Carly Fiorina and Phil Gramm as well as that constant presence in Dem attacks, George Bush. It seems......
  • McCain: Calling for oversight

     
    Congressional Democrats and outside experts have been calling for some kind of bailout oversight since the Paulson plan was announced Saturday. Obama called for it in a statement yesterday. McCain plans to follow suit this morning, according to this...
  • Obama, McCain: Cautious in econ-crisis

     
    by Mark Silva Count both Barack Obama and John McCain, the candidates for president, as avowedly cautious in the face of the $700 billion bailout that the Bush administration proposes for banks and other financial institutions holding bad mortgage debts.....
  • FYI: Jeb Hensarling

     
    One of the leaders of the House GOP revolt is a Texas congressman named Jeb Hensarling. He's a new favorite on conservative talk radio and a former staffer to former Sen. Phil Gramm, who of course is a top......
  • FDIC insurance once seen as risky

     
    by Frank James One of the new features of the revised Wall Street bailout plan scheduled to be voted on in the Senate tonight is an expansion of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp's coverage to accounts of $250,000 from $100,000.......
  • Ten on Tuesday: Back to Basics

     
    In speeches yesterday in Ohio that marked the start of the closing stretch, Obama returned to his lofty call for revival and change, while McCain "touted his experience" and the "tried-and-tested tactic of portraying his Democratic rival as a......
  • Schumer, undoing Schumer: Wall Street crackdown!

     
    In 2001, Chuck Schumer was a co-sponsor with Phil Gramm of a bill (the Investor and Capital Markets Fee Relief Act of 2001) that cut Wall Street fees designed to finance SEC oversight operations that had been diverted to......
  • Clinton acquitted

    Ending a tumultuous year of political scandal, the Senate acquitted President Clinton of high crimes and misdemeanors yesterday, after House prosecutors failed to muster even a bare majority of senators in favor of removing the nation's 42nd president...
  • Solemn vote ends 'year of agony'

    Suspenseful it was not. And yet, when Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist called for the verdict in President Clinton's impeachment trial, he suddenly placed the weight of history on 100 sets of shoulders in the hushed Senate chamber. "Senators, how say...