5 things Republicans hate about Jack Lew

The Week President Obama’s nominee for Treasury secretary used to be well-regarded on the Right. Not anymore “There was a time when Republicans liked Jack Lew,” President Obama’s chief of staff and nominee to replace Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary, says Ezra Klein atThe Washington Post. “That time is no longer.” Senate Republicans, already gearing up for a… More 5 things Republicans hate about Jack Lew

Outrageous! Washington’s jaw drops at possibility of AIG lawsuit…

Unbelievable… Politico Remember when AIG took a $182 billion bailout only to turn around and hand out seven-figure bonuses to the same guys who tanked their company? Grab the pitchforks — it gets better. Now the insurance organization might join a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the terms of the bailout — saying the deal that saved the company… More Outrageous! Washington’s jaw drops at possibility of AIG lawsuit…

GOP Presidential Candidates Ignore S&P’s ‘Blast At Republicans,’ Pin Downgrade Blame on Obama

The GOP’s ultimate goal is to make President Obama a one-term president.  Their strategy is simply to blame him for everything, even though the electorate and everyone in the media knows this current fiscal crisis is on them… Think Progress On Friday, the credit rating agency Standard & Poorsdowngraded the U.S. from AAA to AA+ in… More GOP Presidential Candidates Ignore S&P’s ‘Blast At Republicans,’ Pin Downgrade Blame on Obama

FMR. GOP SEN. ALAN SIMPSON CALLS REPUBLICAN REFUSAL TO RAISE REVENUE ‘ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT’

Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson has said many shocking things recently, some of them I have actually taken offense to.  However this time, I agree with him totally. Think Progress Former GOP Sen. Alan Simpson blasted his intransigent GOP colleagues on the hill today for failing to reach a deal on the deficit. The expletive-prone co-chairman of President Obama’s bipartisan… More FMR. GOP SEN. ALAN SIMPSON CALLS REPUBLICAN REFUSAL TO RAISE REVENUE ‘ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT’

Report: Feds Preparing Massive Sweep Of Insider Trading In Financial Sector

It’s about damn time!  I’m hoping that the aftermath will weed out a few crooked Congressmen and Senators on both sides of the aisle, as well.  This is the sort of thing that allows me to maintain a little faith in the Obama administration.  Just when you think those guys have muddled so many things in the… More Report: Feds Preparing Massive Sweep Of Insider Trading In Financial Sector

Robert Reich on the Super Rich Getting Richer While Everyone Else Gets Poorer

Robert Reich is the man whom I hope President Obama chooses to replace Larry Summers who is head of the White House’s National Economic Council, a position created by former President Bill Clinton during his presidency. Robert Reich was then President Clinton’s Secretary of Labor.  Reich would be the ideal person to replace Summers.  Robert Reich… More Robert Reich on the Super Rich Getting Richer While Everyone Else Gets Poorer