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  • Obama hits McCain on economy in FL

     
    by John McCormick, updated JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Seeking to keep Democrats motivated, Barack Obama kept his focus on John McCain today as he made the first of three campaign stops in Atlantic Coast states that went Republican in 2004. In......
  • Early review: Words the pols would just as soon forget

     
    On the eve of this political judgment day, reviews have already begun of what could have been done and what should or should not have been said. To begin honoring the wrapup of this longest-ever, costliest-ever national campaign, here's a......
  • Rahm Emanuel: Nancy Pelosi's 'valet'

     
    by Mark Silva The meaning of Rahm Emanuel's first name, as he explained to a white-tie crowd of Washingtonians with tongue planted firmly in cheek not long ago: "Go Screw Yourself.'' This, of course, was Emanuel's way of acknowledging in......
  • White House lady protests too much

     
    by Frank James They're really pretty touchy over there at the White House as Bush's team does some last-minute polishing of their boss's legacy before the moving trucks show up. I'm just getting around to Dana Perino's defense of President......
  • As 'laissez-faire' fades, Obama turns to mortgages

     
    One of the most remarkable aspects of the current financial crisis is the speed with which "laissez-faire" lecturers have either lost faith or gotten religion --depending on how you look at the world. The Financial Times of London today puts......
  • Nationalization: Greenspan says yes

     
    We've blogged regularly over the last few weeks on Sen. Chuck Schumer's resistance to the idea of nationalizing banks that are insolvent, even as a wide range of economists and political figures have been moving in that direction. On......
  • Schumer: Maybe I am for nationalization

     
    In the wake of Alan Greenspan and Chris Dodd both saying that they could support bank nationalization in some cases, Chuck Schumer -- who had opposed it for weeks and just last Sunday reiterated his opposition on ABC's This......
  • Bank takeovers looming despite WH spin

     
    by Frank James Wall Street and financial institutions positively hate the idea of banks being nationalized and who can blame them? Nationalization would wipe out shareholders, including top officials at the financial institutions themselves who presumably...
  • Greenspan: Don't blame me for this mess

     
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, at a October 2008 congressional hearing. (Doug Mills/The New York Times) by Frank James Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has gotten a lot of blame for the current economic crisis which grew......
  • Stewart vs. Cramer: Round 3!

     
    (Jason DeCrow, AP) Oh yeah, Stewart-Cramer has hit a raw nerve. I think, in fact, said nerve has been carted away to recuperate. Last week's interview actually almost feels like one of those WWE brawls that spilled outta the......
  • Sarah Palin's memoir: 'Long, strange...'

     
    by Mark Silva Reading her face, like a cover, one might think Sarah Palin is a little young to have enough material for "a memoir.'' But, with the signing of a book deal, the Alaska governor and onetime candidate for......
  • Obama nominating Bernanke: New term

     
    by Jim Puzzanghera and Christi Parsons Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, a scholar of the Great Depression who moved boldly last fall to prevent another economic catastrophe, will be nominated by President Obama to a second four-year term as......