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  • Do we even want assistance?

    Today, Leonard and Thornberg discuss the public's reluctance to support government assistance for troubled borrowers. Later in the week, they'll debate pay-day lending regulations, the Bear Stearns deal and more. The ripple effects of absent regulation...
  • Is Bush tying Obama's hands?

    Is Bush tying Obama's hands?
    Today's topic: In its final months, the Bush administration has issued dozens of "midnight regulations" -- rule changes that can have far-reaching effects but need no debate in Congress -- including permitting mining near the Grand Canyon and taking...
  • Foreclosure heaven

    Is Hillary Clinton standing between me and homeownership? I'm beginning to think so, but it will take a moment to explain. At our wedding reception about a month ago, my wife Heidi's older relatives peppered me with the typical nuptial interrogation:...
  • Do election politics poison bailout negotiations?

    Do election politics poison bailout negotiations?
    Today's question: Do presidential politics help or hurt election-year economic policy? Did McCain's campaign "suspension" have any effect? Previously, Kuttner and Foster debated Obama's and McCain's economic plans and the state of the U.S. financial...
  • Hillary and Arnold in the Obama administration

    Hillary and Arnold in the Obama administration
    Today's question: Is there a role for Hillary Clinton in the White House? How about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Previously, Lilly and Weigel weighed potential Cabinet picks and discussed Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff. A step down for Clinton...
  • McCain or Obama: Who's best for the economy?

    McCain or Obama: Who's best for the economy?
    Today's question: What polices have Obama and McCain presented that would help fix the financial mess? Would any of their plans damage the U.S. economy? Previously, Foster and Kuttner debated the state of the economy and Congress' rejection of the bailout...
  • Clearing the air with China

    Clearing the air with China
    As President Obama pursues green infrastructure projects and other programs aimed at fighting climate change, he is eventually going to have to confront an unpleasant truth: None of it will matter unless the developing world, particularly China, does...
  • Ten Banks Get Approval To Repay Bailout Money

    Ten Banks Get Approval To Repay Bailout Money
    The Obama administration today announced it has given approval to 10 of the nation's largest banks to repay $68 billion in government bailout money they have received to stabilize the financial system. "These repayments are an encouraging sign of...
  • Mortgage fallout felt by GOP

    The Bush administration's newly aggressive effort to help people facing foreclosure and shore up the troubled mortgage industry was sparked by growing concerns of an election-year recession, and the political damage that would cause, analysts said...
  • Fed looks to rein in lenders

    The Federal Reserve on Tuesday proposed new mortgage lending rules to protect consumers against fraud and deception, but consumer advocates said lenders would still have the ability to make the kinds of bad loans that triggered the sub-prime lending...
  • "These are not normal times"

    Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson visited the editorial board to discuss the sub-prime crisis, and the Department of the Treasury's responses to it. The department is organizing a voluntary loan-modification program designed to stave off the growing...
  • Job slump latest omen of recession

    Hopes that the economy could shake off the sub-prime mortgage mess and dodge recession grew fainter Friday as the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers last month added the smallest number of new jobs in more than four years -- driving the...