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The TV ZoneFinally, a reasonably attractive Surgeon General and in some quarters, cute, too. It's about time. CNN medicine man Sanjay Gupta is gonna join the Obama administration as Surgeon General. It's true! Even CNN has pretty much said so; haven't......
The Swampby Frank James A lot of people who checked out the House hearing yesterday on Bernard Madoff's alleged Ponzi scheme probably got a little confused by something Rep. Gary Ackerman of New York said. Ackerman, a Democrat, was castigating the......
Spin CycleWe all live now with the consequences of massive underregulation and lack of executive and Congressional oversight of Wall Street. Two important pieces of reading: 1. The Wall Street Journal (including former Newsday reporter Tom McGinty) offered this...
Spin CycleBush gave a farewell address that returned the focus of his presidency to a familiar place -- Sept. 11. Obama's agenda started moving, with Senate approval of the release of another $350 billion in bailout funds and House Democrats......
Spin CycleIt's kind of like reading a novel about a schizophrenic Senator who can't resist doing favors for donors, but feels bad about it after he lets them wreck the nation's economy. For some light weekend reading, you might want......
Tags: Securities, Politics, Financial Markets, United States, Charity
Spin CycleIn 2001, Chuck Schumer was a co-sponsor with Phil Gramm of a bill (the Investor and Capital Markets Fee Relief Act of 2001) that cut Wall Street fees designed to finance SEC oversight operations that had been diverted to......
Tags: Laws, Securities, FBI, Alabama, Politics
Spin CycleThe peripatetic Chuck Schumer is spending the morning being outraged at the SEC for its failure to uncover the Madoff fraud at a Senate Banking Committee hearing. He calls it a "punch in the gut" to the financial system......
Spin CycleEveryone's a journalist, right? It's not a career any more, you just put it on your list of 1000 Things I Want To Do For Ten Minutes Before I Die. Corrupt politicians, gay divorcees, Hollywood airheads -- everyone can......
The SwampHarry Markopolos, an independent financial fraud investigator and former money manager, on Capitol Hill. Photo: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News by Frank James Harry Markopolos, the financial fraud expert who repeatedly warned the Securities and Exchange that...
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama sees in the newest report of unemployment today - 3.6 million jobs lost since the start of the recession a little over a year ago - another signal that Congress cannot afford to wait......
Spin CycleLI/Queens Congressman Gary Ackerman -- who sounds like he would make a pretty good blogger -- went off on a panel of witnesses from the SEC yesterday, accusing them of total incompetence in failing to discover what was going on......
The SwampA U.S. Marshal in the lobby of Stanford Financial Group's offices in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. Photographer: Craig Hartley/Bloomberg News by Frank James Warren Buffet has famously said only when the tide goes out do......
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