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In the story you may have missed, Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone took a 1-2 punch at the US Banking industry. His article, available here, is a complete dressing down of the disaster that was the US ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 05:16 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Previously published on Krebscycle "Maiden Lane"  is both a street in the Financial District of New York and the name of three different bailout funds that the Federal Reserve Bank created as the ...
by citizen k
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 04:41 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
You may have heard that Larry Flynt, the CEO of Hustler Magazine, has endorsed embattled Republican candidate Mark Sanford in the special election in the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina.
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:48 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Today, March 25th, is Greek Independence Day, but in Athens, just as in Nicosia, there is little reason to celebrate. In the wee hours of Monday morning, the Eurogroup and Cypriot government ...
by neo11
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 09:02 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
The historic "no" of the Cypriot parliament to the "bailout" and "haircut" of bank deposits prescribed by the EU has a historical precedent: Cyprus' rejection of the Annan Plan for "reunification" ...
by neo11
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
In a vote that already has the makings of being enshrined in history, the parliament of Cyprus voted on Tuesday evening to reject the EU-sponsored "bailout" of the country's economy. This "bailout" ...
by neo11
Comment Count 143 comments on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:14 PM PDT with 153 Recommends
A tale of two European Unions: austerity-choked Greece on the one hand, where tens of thousands of households kept warm by burning firewood and whatever else they could find this past winter; and ...
by neo11
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 10:46 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The first time I heard the phrase "Too Big To Fail", I thought they were talking about Mark Whalberg's character Dick Digglar in the Hollywood Classic "Boogie Nights", or they were announcing the ...
by PoliticalPizza
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:25 PM PST with 0 Recommends
How big was the Wall Street bailout, and how much is still outstanding? Was it $4.6 Trillion ? Was it $7.2 Trillion ? Was it $13.87 Trillion ? And what about ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM PST with 25 Recommends
Some EU nations are instituting a financial transactions tax which banksters in the US have so far managed to block here, thanks to a handy coincidence of conservative ideology with ownership of a ...
by ericf
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:30 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Yes, seriously. The crooks who ran American Insurance Group (AIG) into the ground are suing for more money . They claim the government got too good a deal when it risked $182 billion to prevent the ...
by ericf
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:22 AM PST with 4 Recommends
By Tim Price, originally posted on Next New ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:04 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Well, we can't comment on this, but AIG is spending big bucks -- that they wouldn't have without the bailout -- to pimp themselves on You Tube. Can I kindly request your support to vote this video ...
by james321
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 04:12 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Short and sweet diary. File this under 'good riddance and thanks for the extra dough.' The US Government is finally out of the AIG business. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-12-11/u-dot-s-dot-...
by TarantinoDork
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 01:04 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Monday morning, back to work. The day before the election, a week after the storm. So many still in darkness. Challenging times like these can be opportunities to reflect on the decisions we have ...
by Missing Point
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:46 PM PST with 1 Recommend
By now you all know about StrikeDebt and the Rolling Jubilee , which so far has received enough money to burn up over $6,700,000+ of medical debt. Another StrikeDebt effort is to gather stories of ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 06:05 PM PST with 74 Recommends
Now OWS is launching the ROLLING JUBILEE, a program that has been in development for months. OWS is going to start buying distressed debt (medical bills, student loans, etc.) in order to forgive it. ...
by zootwoman
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:36 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Maria Bartiromo would never ever hold Donald Trump accountable by asking him a tough question, as we saw today.
by Skeptic All
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 06:22 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
My 1st diary. Almost like stepping on stage that 1st time, but scarier! I haven't seen any mention of this as of yet on DKos. This afternoon, UAW President Bob King is holding a "news conference on ...
by Dema Broad
Comment Count 198 comments on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 04:56 AM PDT with 664 Recommends
Romnesia is a memory malady typified by the 2012 United States presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. There are at least two types of this malady. The first type is the habitual politician's flip-flop,
by hungeski
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 06:20 PM PDT with 3 Recommends