As a not-so-hot week for Goldman Sachs' came to a close, Mayor Bloomberg embraced the investment bank. The New York Times reports that Bloomberg visited Goldman's headquarters Thursday for some handshakes and burgers, and explained his support of the firm on his radio show Friday. "It's my job to st ... More >>
It's a big day in the U.S. Senate for two issues we watch, but it's kind of a win-win for conservatives on both of them, regardless of how the pending votes on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and the 'Dream Act' go down. The bigger of the day is a cloture vote on the military spending bill, which has a kin ... More >>
It's finally happening: the White House is officially behind Congressional efforts to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" this week.
It's a little early to get too excited, but The Advocate's Kerry Eleved is reporting that a deal may be coming together to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by the end of this week. Eleved reports that simultaneous meetings are occurring today on Capitol Hill and at the White House, to negotiate adding a ... More >>
Try as he might, Senator Carl Levin can't get a straight answer out of Goldman Sachs during today's hearing of the Senate's Investigations Committee about how Goldman and its CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, bet against America. At least not so far (tune in live here). As the clip above proves, Levin is ... More >>
Well, the apocalypse is creeping up on us today. Thanks to a tendency to neglect sewer systems and to pave over green spaces that would have soaked up excess rainfall, our sewers are backing up and poisoning our waterways with "untreated or partly treated human waste, chemicals and other haza ... More >>
When the New York Post revealed that CitiGroup, recipients of $45 billion in public largesse, had ordered a $50 million corporate jet ("JUST PLANE DESPICABLE"), reaction was swift and brutal. The Times noticed that Barney Frank had removed a TARP provision that would have prevented such a purchase. ... More >>
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