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Bonus bans are too late to fix banking industry

For bankers, the prospect of getting a big check at the end of 2009 was already bleak. Now it is a whole lot worse: Politicians have declared a war on bonuses. U.S. President Barack Obama has indicated that further support ...

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Solis vote delayed

A Senate committee on Thursday postponed a vote for Rep. Hilda Solis as President Barack Obama’s labor secretary after her husband settled tax liens this week. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said her nomination wasn’t in trouble even though ...

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Former Obama aide Jeff Berman joins Bryan Cave

Jeff Berman, a former campaign aide to President Barack Obama, joined Bryan Cave’s new public policy and governmental affairs practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Berman was the national delegate director for the Obama campaign and came up with ...

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Obama needs to give tax dodging nominees a rest

The form contained 63 questions for those seeking high posts in the Obama administration. The questionnaire asked for writings, speeches, financial statements, tax returns, e-mail, brokerage statements, mortgage papers, some documents going back 10 years or more. It asked for ...

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Obama’s foreclosure plan may back rewritten loans

The Obama administration is considering government guarantees for home loans modified by their servicers, seeking to stem the record surge of foreclosures that’s hammering U.S. property values. The proposal, which may also have the taxpayer share in the cost of ...

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Obama’s foreclosure plan may back rewritten loans

The Obama administration is considering government guarantees for home loans modified by their servicers, seeking to stem the record surge of foreclosures that’s hammering U.S. property values. The proposal, which may also have the taxpayer share in the cost of ...

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Holder becomes attorney general with pledge to restore morale

Eric H. Holder, a career federal prosecutor, judge and Washington lawyer, was sworn in Tuesday as the U.S.’s first black attorney general with a pledge to revitalize the Justice Department. Holder, addressing cheering department employees prior to his swearing-in, said ...

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What do millionaires know about the poor?

There is no doubt that I supported Barack Obama for president. His message of change rang true with me, my antiestablishment tendencies and that wannabe teenage punk-rock streak of social justice. But in the early steps of the administration, I’m ...

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Obama’s first civility test is taming Pelosi’s manners

President Barack Obama’s electoral success has much to do with his grasp of the American mood. Democratic and Republican Americans coexist peacefully every day and are unanimously disgusted by the increasingly negative tone of our politics. Obama revealed last January ...

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