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Sergey Aleynikov, left, a former programmer at Goldman Sachs, with his lawyer Kevin Marino outside the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York.

Justice for Goldman But Not for Its Enemies

On Thursday Goldman Sachs, the powerful Wall Street investment firm, hit the trifecta in a way that says a lot about who really gets justice in America.

First, the Department of Justice announced it would not be pursuing criminal charges … More…

USDA/Justice Department Margins Workshop

Brits Say Go After U.S. Bankers, Too

The Olympics are supposed to produce harmony and understanding between nations, but as the 2012 London Games wind down, there’s nothing but acrimony between the UK and its former colony—us.

First, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney started off his recent … More…

Money

Romney Is Winning the Money War

For the third straight month, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee have taken in more contributions than President Obama and the Democrats.

In July Romney and the RNC raised $101.3 million, one-third more than the president … More…

Ambassador Ryan Crocker in Herat Afghanistan in 2011.

What Two Lost Wars Taught Us

Amid the highly political debate over Iran’s nuclear program—which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed during his visit to Israel over the weekend—it’s important to recall the recent history of two bloody, costly wars we just fought and, let’s … More…

Protesters outside  Romney fund raiser at David Koch’s home in the Hamptons.

Billionaires Know Where Their Bread Is Buttered

The presidential money wars are raging, as future Republican nominee Mitt Romney has outraised President Obama for the second consecutive month.

Since he locked up the nomination, the former Massachusetts governor has become a money-raising machine. His campaign and the … More…

Obama Draws Blood on Outsourcing at Bain

Obama Draws Blood on Outsourcing at Bain

President Obama’s political attack on Mitt Romney’s tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital got lots of criticism from Democratic politicians a couple of months ago—but it appears to be working.

The president has been making headway in polls in More…

Antonis Samaras, leader of New Democracy

Greek Voters Step Back from the Brink for Now

It looks as if Greek voters have decided to go with the parties that created the mess their country is in.

New Democracy, a center-right party which along with the nominally socialist Pasok has governed the country throughout the financial … More…

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Wall Street’s Stench Is All Over Facebook

Facebook’s fiasco of an IPO is turning into a full-scale Wall Street scandal.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Senate Banking Committee, and Massachusetts’ top securities regulator all have launched investigations.
  • A group of investors has filed the first lawsuit
  • More…

David Axelrod on CNN (540×405)

Race and Religion Are off the Table

There’s some hope that the expected long, nasty campaign between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may not be quite as ugly as pundits had thought.

That’s emerged after The New York Times reported that Republican operatives presented … More…

Workers at an electronics plant in Shenzhen, China

Four Reasons Why Many Jobs Won’t Come Back

We at The Independent Agenda don’t usually get in the middle of spats between Beltway commentators. But there’s a doozy going on now involving two A-List columnists from The New York Times who are throwing mud at each other without … More…