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NBC's Guthrie Badgers Jack Lew Over Not Giving Into GOP Hostage Taking
NBC's Savannah Guthrie wonders why the Democrats aren't willing to accept the GOP slowly releasing one hostage at a time instead of funding the government. Read more...
Fox News' Chris Wallace: Obama 'Trying To Panic The Markets' To Hurt Republicans
Fox News host Chris Wallace suggested to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Sunday that President Barack Obama was purposely trying to "panic the markets" to damage the Republican Party. Read more...
Lew: No Evidence White House Drove Improper IRS Targeting
Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace continued with the IRS scandal mongering when he badgered Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about the latest twist and turn in their manufactured controversy. Read more...
Tea party-backed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday warned President Barack Obama that he was in danger of "losing the moral authority to lead this nation" because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unfairly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups. Read more...
Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argues that saving money is not the path to economic recovery. Instead, he tells Bill, we should put aside our excessive focus on the deficit, try to overcome political recalcitrance, and spend money to put America back to work. Krugman offers specific solutions to not only end what he calls a “vast, unnecessary catastrophe,” but to do it more quickly than some imagine possible. His latest book, End This Depression Now!, is both a warning of the fiscal perils ahead and a prescription to safely avoid them. Read more...

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Jabberwocky On The Potomac - 1988 - The Reagan Years
(Even hair was perplexed) [media id=17440] For all the spin, analysis and hand-wringing going on over our economy of late, we often forget it got Read more...
Sherrod Brown would like to see Elizabeth Warren appointed as the head of the new consumer financial protection agency, and so would I. I think she wo Read more...
It wasn't even close. I'd suggest that anyone who hasn't done it yet should find a small bank and move their accounts. Clearly, the people we elect Read more...
The President is heading to NYC on Thursday to tout the new financial reform bill which is still being worked on while the Maine Twins are at it again Read more...
I continue to worry that at some point, Wall Street will convince the administration that it would be a great psychological ploy to cut off unemployme Read more...