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The Swampby James Oliphant and updated Some Senate Republicans say they have a deal on the bailout bill. The ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee says there isn't one. Here is the statement from Rep. Spencer Bachus: "As I......
The Swampby Frank James Worth a read is the letter House Minority Leader John Boehner sent to sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today, reiterating the House Republicans' determination to be significant part of any deal that gets done to help the......
Spin CycleChuck Schumer, who seems to have been on top of everything the last couple of years except making sure that his Wall Street friends weren't collapsing the economy while he was representing them and gathering money and power for......
The Swampby Mark Silva Our friend and erstwhile colleague, Glenn Thrush at Politico, thinks he has a lead on that list of 17 "socialists'' whom Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus says are inhabiting the halls of Congress. But it gets worse: If......
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The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, arguing that Wall Street created "a culture of irresponsibility,'' is calling on Congress today to create a new framework of federal financial regulation. "A culture of irresponsibility took root from Wall Street to...
Money & CompanyThe race for the powerful chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee, humming along largely behind the scenes, has received an Alaska-sized boost in visibility after one of the Republican contenders dissed "tea party" heroine Sarah Palin. Rep....
Money & CompanyElizabeth Warren, the Obama administration adviser setting up the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, strongly defended the new agency Wednesday against sharp Republican criticism that it is an unaccountable and dangerous new bureaucracy....
Money & CompanyThe House Financial Services Committee voted to limit the power of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as Republicans continued to fight against the centerpiece of last year's Wall Street reform law. Voting largely along party lines, the...
Money & CompanyGold: Trading now at $1,535 per ounce, up 0.7% from Thursday. Dow Jones industrial average: Trading now at 12,432.39, up 0.2% from Thursday. Diving into the hedges. Pension funds are throwing money back into hedge funds, in part because the......
Money & CompanyFederal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has tried to speak plainly to the people, but it apparently isn’t helping the central bank’s image. A Dec. 4-7 Bloomberg News survey of 1,000 Americans found that 39% believe the Fed should be......
Spencer Bachus, incoming House financial chairman, gets heat for saying regulators should 'serve' banksMoney & CompanyThe incoming Republican chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is facing fire for recently saying that Washington and banking regulators should "serve" the banks. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), who recently beat back a challenge from Ed Royce...
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