Wall Street's Next Political Storm
Think the fading memory of the financial crisis means Big Finance will take less political heat in the 2016 presidential elections? Think again.
Wealthy Clintons Use Trusts to Limit Pain of Estate Taxes
Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the domination of inherited wealth. That doesn’t mean they want to pay it.
Geithner Omits Cost of Success in ‘Stress Test’
What Tim Geithner doesn't entirely convey in his new book is that success came at a steep price.
Friedman: Senate Control Within GOP’s Reach, but Tea Party Could Weaken Grasp
Republicans' prospects for retaking the Senate and White House could fade if the party tilts too far right, says Washington Update's Andy Friedman.
Guggenheim Analyst Looks Into Political Crystal Ball
From the sequester to who's up next to run for president, Chris Krueger, an analyst at Guggenheim Partners, gave attendees at the 2013 NAAIM Annual Conference his insights on various topics playing out in Washington.
Strategist Valliere: Economy’s Fundamentals ‘Extremely Good’
Greg Valliere, at the FSI conference, said, "There was no fiscal cliff, there will be no government shutdown, there will be no debt default and the world according to the Mayan calendar did not happen.”
Polarization has become a pervasive and much-noted feature of American politics.
The Anti-Reagan Enters His Second Term: News Analysis
President Barack Obama sought to have Reagan’s impact, but in the opposite direction, and today’s inaugural address signals just that.
Matalin and Carville Trade Barbs Over Election at FPA Conference
“I think he’s hot,” Republican strategist Mary Matalin said of her husband, Democratic political player James Carville, on Saturday at the FPA Experience 2012.
Taking Sides: Will Wall Street’s Generosity to GOP Continue?
In the 2008 presidential race, Barack Obama had a substantial edge over John McCain in raising money from Wall Street. That advantage has not only evaporated for the president in the current race, but has reversed dramatically.