At the eleventh hour, John Boehner managed to squeak out a spending bill, with the cooperation of a few Democrats.
The talking heads on CNN did their best to dismiss any influence Elizabeth Warren might have on whether this godawful "cromnibus" spending bill is passed or not. Let's hope she proves them wrong.
CNN, New Day, Dec. 11, 2014. Read more... http://crooksandliars.com/2014/12/cnn-pundits-insist-elizabeth-warren-caucus
There are a lot of reasons why this budget deal shouldn't happen, but gutting Dodd-Frank might be one of the biggest.
“I am disgusted that in a back room deal, some members and lobbyists for the largest banks are trying to undo a seminal component of the Wall Street Reform Act." -- Rep. Maxine Waters
You would think that seeing House Majority Leader Cantor fall off his perch would cause his fellow House Republicans to approach their handling of Wall Street interests with a new level of sobriety. Not this week, though, as the House considers a bill to satisfy its "customers."
"Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction."
73 House Democrats joined hands with House Republicans in a show of rare bipartisan support to screw the American people. Bankers everywhere cheer.
Cenk Uygur asks "Is it time to start the financial Armageddon clock?"
Who needs Fox when you've got CNN treating their audience to god-awful programming like Fareed Zakaria's Memo to the President: Road Map for Second Term? It's been airing on their network over the weekend, and it's nothing more than one more long
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