financial reform

Sen. Al Franken made a rare national media appearance on Lawrence O'Donnell's show on MSNBC this Monday evening to discuss his participation in the SEC's roundtable on credit rating industry reform this Tuesday. Read more...
President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial reform law in July 2010, hailing it as an overhaul to prevent the kind of crisis that hit the world economy in 2008 and one of the signature achievements of his first term. Almost three years later, much of the big stuff the law calls for is on hold, under legal and legislative assault, or still working its way through the regulatory intestines. Read more...
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell declared former Sen. Scott Brown's political career officially deceased during his Rewrite segment that Monday evening now that Brown had decided to give it the kiss of death and take a job as a lobbyist: Read more...
Cenk Uygur asks "Is it time to start the financial Armageddon clock?" Read more...
Due out on newstands January 17th, Matt Taibbi's latest expose on the Big Banks, Big Government, and Wall Street is available online now. As always, it's another "Must Read" if you haven't yet done so. Here's a snippet... Matt Read more...

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Burn Wall Street is a large scale, outdoor art installation that is sprouting powerful conversations countrywide. By bringing individuals from the Occupy and Tea Party movements together, this project asks participants to put their Read more...
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Volcker Rule, a section of the Dodd-Frank Act that aims to keep the banks in which you deposit your money from gambling it on their own sometimes-risky investments... Read more...
Here it comes again. This holiday weekend we'll see a lot of media coverage of Martin Luther King, Jr. But we'll hear very little about what he really was -- a brave and visionary leader whose vision is as relevant today as ever. One year ago Read more...
While I'm grateful that Elizabeth Warren is challenging Scott Brown in Massachusetts, I think we can all agree that she was the natural choice to be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director, had Congressional Republicans and their Read more...
After discussing the House Republicans and their ridiculous game with insisting that they vote on this balanced budget bill that's never going to become law, Andrea Mitchell ask Rep. Tom Price about the Republicans decision to keep the SEC from Read more...