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August 26th, 2010

Pressure mounts for 'Sheriff' Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON -- Pressure continues to mount on President Obama to select Elizabeth Warren as the nation's first consumer financial protection regulator.Warren, 61, has become something of a cause célèbre as the administration's top pick to run the new agency charged with protecting consumers from abusive mortgage and credit card practices. ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

White House: Don't expect consumer agency nomination within two weeks

The White House does not expect to announce a nominee to head the new consumer financial protection agency within the next two weeks.Bill Burton, deputy press secretary, told reporters Thursday not to expect an announcement "any time soon," saying two weeks would be soon enough.Democrats and consumer advocates have been ... continue reading

July 21st, 2010

Congressional support grows for Warren to head consumer protection bureau

Members of Congress are now lining up to enter the battle over who President Obama should choose to head the newly-created Bureau of Consumer Protection.Two Democratic lawmakers, Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York and Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, are spearheading efforts in their respective chambers get Harvard Law's Elizabeth ... continue reading

July 20th, 2010

Consumer Post Prospect Has Democrats in Knots

Democrats agonized Monday over whether President Barack Obama should pick Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren to be the nation's first consumer-finance regulator, an indication of the intense fight to come.Ms. Warren is one of at least three finalists for the post created by legislation overhauling financial regulations, and the ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Congress approves sweeping Wall Street reforms

WASHINGTON – Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that knocked the economy to its knees.A year in the making and 22 months after ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Obama claims victory in financial overhaul deal

WASHINGTON – House and Senate negotiators reached a dawn agreement Friday on legislation that redefines federal oversight of Wall Street and, following the signing of the health care act in March, adds another milestone to mark the Obama presidency.President Barack Obama declared victory Friday after congressional negotiators reached agreement on ... continue reading

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May 21st, 2010

Who Will Your Senator Stand With Now?

At this very instant, many of those in our Senate are in danger of being led off the plank by outgoing Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee Chris Dodd. With cloture passing, Senator Dodd now has one final chance to present a manager's amendment to make a weak bill stronger ... continue reading

May 21st, 2010

What Happens Next to the FinReg Bill?

This afternoon, the Senate voted to end debate on Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill, 60 to 40. Today or tomorrow, the Senate will take a final vote on the bill, which will almost certainly pass. But what happens until then? After then? What about all those amendments? ... continue reading

May 18th, 2010

Dodd offers compromise on derivatives deadlock

Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) has offered a last-minute compromise to resolve one of the few remaining disputes over the Senate's landmark bill on financial regulation: a disagreement over derivatives that has sent shudders through Wall Street. Three minutes before the noon deadline for amendments, Dodd filed a proposal addressing ... continue reading

April 27th, 2010

Democrats push bank controls; GOP delays action

WASHINGTON – Undaunted by a Senate setback, Democrats appeared increasingly confident Monday they will be able to take advantage of Americans' anger at Wall Street and push through the most sweeping new controls on financial institutions since the Great Depression.The Senate, in a 57-41 vote, failed to get the 60 ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Financial reform nears test in Senate

WASHINGTON – The most sweeping overhaul of financial regulation since the Great Depression was on track to fail its first procedural test on Monday in the Senate, where Republicans vowed to block the Democratic bill.As Wall Street reeled from revelations out of a fraud case against Goldman Sachs, both sides ... continue reading

April 19th, 2010

Goldman figure Paulson hosted Romney, Steele last week

Republicans Mitt Romney and Michael Steele headlined a Republican National Committee fundraiser six days ago at the home of the hedge fund titan at the center of the Security and Exchange Committee's fraud charges against Goldman Sachs.A spokesman for the RNC confirmed the Tuesday evening event at the Manhattan home ... continue reading

March 18th, 2010

Dodd’s Chief Counsel Bought Financial Stocks During 2008 Crisis

March 18 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd’s chief counsel in 2008 traded stock in Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Co., American International Group Inc. and other rescued companies as the panel considered legislation to address the credit crisis, according to her financial disclosure form filed with the ... continue reading

March 16th, 2010

Michael Moore on The Tavis Smiley Show

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March 15th, 2010

Michael Moore on Countdown With Keith Olbermann (Guest Host Lawrence O'Donnell) - Part 1

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March 15th, 2010

Does Meaningful Financial Reform Have Any Chance?

Senator Dodd’s financial reform bill will be introduced in the Senate Banking Committee today. Unfortunately, on the major issue – too big to fail financial institutions that caused the 2008-09 crisis and that will likely trigger the next meltdown – there is nothing meaningful in the proposed legislation.The lobbyists did ... continue reading

March 3rd, 2010

Consumer Agency Within Fed Seen as Victory for Banking Industry

March 3 (Bloomberg) -- For consumer advocates, housing a new agency to protect Americans from financial-product abuse within the Federal Reserve would be a defeat after lobbying for an independent body. For banks, it would represent a victory. Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, called a Senate ... continue reading

January 14th, 2010

Why Obama Must Take On Wall Street

It has been more than a year since all hell broke loose on Wall Street and, remarkably, almost nothing has been done to prevent all hell from breaking loose again.In fact, close your eyes and you could be back in the wilds of 2007. Bankers are still making wild bets, ... continue reading

January 8th, 2010

Capitalism: A Dodd Story

There Was No Other Decision to Make Four months after our request for him to retire, Senator Christopher Dodd agreesFLASHBACK: Michael Moore: Dump Dodd"We're going to lose this seat unless we run another Democrat."Mike on Hardball With Chris Matthews (VIDEO)"The Democratic Party needs to tell him, 'You can't run for ... continue reading

January 7th, 2010

Michael Moore basks in Dodd's retirement

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Thursday morning took pride in Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd's (Conn.) decision to retire in 2010 .After targeting him in his latest documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story," Moore has called on Dodd — who officially announced his retirement Wednesday — to step down.Splashed across Moore's website ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

The Dodd Retirement

This has been a bad day for Democrats in terms of retirements: Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter are bowing out. And now several news sources are reporting that the latest to step aside in 2010 will be Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd. Dodd often tapped ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Chris Dodd to step aside

Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans.Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling ... continue reading

November 19th, 2009

Who Are You and What Have You Done With the Community Organizer

What's up with Barack Obama? The candidate for change once promised to take on the powerful banking interests but is now doing their bidding. Finally, a leading Democrat, in this case Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, has a good idea for monitoring the Wall Street fat cats who all ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Weiner: Obama admin. 'half-pregnant' with health industries

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that the Obama administration is "half-pregnant" with health insurers and pharmaceutical companies, which may jeopardize the success of reform. The congressman -- who is a leading liberal voice in the healthcare reform debate -- said that rumored deals the White House has struck with ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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