Buying Brand Obama
By Chris Hedges
Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, our elected officials continue to have their palms greased by armies of corporate lobbyists, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Continue
USA: No Longer Ruled By Law
By Paul Craig Roberts
It has been more than 100 days of Barack Obama in office. Reviewing his policy, the election honeymoon was not that sweet to begin with and many in the US seem disappointed. Prominent economist Paul Craig Roberts is among those. Continue
EU recession 'worse than thought': Mired in the worst recession since World War II, the European commission said that the economies of both the EU and the 16-nation eurozone were forecast to contract four per cent this year - more than double its previous forecast.
As Foreclosures Surge .... The Obama administration sat by last week as 12 Senate Democrats joined 39 Senate Republicans to block a vote on an amendment that would have allowed bankruptcy judges to modify troubled mortgages.
Ten Stressed Banks Will Need More Capital: Stress tests identify about ten; Wells, BofA, Citigroup face order to refill coffers
BofA and Citi in last push on stress tests: People close to the situation said Citi, BofA and at least two other lenders will on Monday attempt to convince the Treasury and the Federal Reserve that the findings of “stress tests” into their financial health were too pessimistic.
Obama Seeks End of Corporate Tax Break to Raise $190 Billion: President Barack Obama proposed raising about $190 billion over the next decade by outlawing three offshore tax-avoidance techniques used by U.S. companies such as Caterpillar Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co.