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Matt Renner IV With Economist James K. Galbraith

Thursday, 7 May 2009, 1:49 pm | Matt Renner

Economists go to work every day at universities, financial institutions, think tanks and government offices prepared for battle. They fight using historical models, statistics, public statements and complex computer algorithms. Their war is the war; they fight ... More >>

Renner: Fight Rages Over a Tool Called "Cram Down"

Saturday, 18 April 2009, 1:17 pm | Matt Renner

Washington, DC - A fight on Capitol Hill rages over a tool called "cram down." Proponents say is essential to fixing the foreclosure crisis and empowering homeowners to negotiate with the banks that hold their mortgages. Opponents say it will make lending riskier ... More >>

Merrill Lynch Bonus Payments Dwarf A.I.G.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009, 12:38 pm | Matt Renner

Washington, DC - The political firestorm over the $165 million bonuses to executives at the failed American International Group (A.I.G.) that ripped through Washington, DC, in mid-March could be reignited by further attention on failing financial companies ... More >>

A.I.G. Using "Suicide Strategy" to Push Bonuses

Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 12:55 pm | Matt Renner

Washington, DC - As nationwide populist anger boils after the news that hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars may be given to employees of the insurance-giant-turned-government-liability American International Group (A.I.G.), President Obama promised to try to block what ... More >>

Matt Renner: Obama Meets Press, Nation Head On

Wednesday, 11 February 2009, 12:39 pm | Matt Renner

The White House - In his first press conference, President Barack Obama focused on the disintegrating economy and defended his plan for prompt and expansive spending by the federal government to stem rising unemployment. More >>

Taxpayers, Congress Push Back Against Bailout

Tuesday, 23 September 2008, 12:40 am | Matt Renner

Washington, DC - Push back against the massive $700 billion Wall Street bailout proposal has come hard and fast from members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. More >>

Pentagon Oversight Takes a Step Forward

Friday, 12 September 2008, 5:58 pm | Matt Renner

Washington, DC - During a sparsely attended Senate hearing Wednesday, three senators addressed major flaws in the auditing and oversight mechanism of the world's largest customer - the US Department of Defense (DoD). More >>

Matt Renner: Playing Politics With Iraqi Oil Money

Friday, 8 August 2008, 4:45 pm | Matt Renner

Washington, DC - Republicans and Democrats have been in an uproar over a new report that examines the amount of money the government of Iraq has been taking in and where they have been spending it. However, according to a leading Iraq economy scholar, ... More >>

Internet Attacked as Tool of Terror

Saturday, 31 May 2008, 2:33 pm | Matt Renner

A controversial plan to study and profile domestic terrorism was scrapped after popular push back, however, the spirit of the legislation lives on in Senator Joe Lieberman's office. More >>

Bush Iraq Emails Not Recoverable

Thursday, 8 May 2008, 11:02 am | Matt Renner

A late-night court filing by the White House on Monday revealed that official administration emails about the run up to the invasion of Iraq and the initial occupation may never be recovered. More >>

Olympic Torch Protests Overwhelm San Francisco

Friday, 11 April 2008, 10:32 am | Matt Renner

San Francisco, California - A day-long mass gathering intended to protest the running of the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch ended anticlimactically when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom decided to cancel the downtown closing ceremony and instead hold the ... More >>

Interview With Jim Dean of Democracy for America

Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 12:01 am | Matt Renner

In our interview, Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America (DFA), shared his thoughts about the Democratic primary election, the strategies of past Democratic campaigns and the rise of a new locally based progressive movement. More >>

Blue Dog Democrats May Give Bush Victory on Spying

Saturday, 8 March 2008, 6:33 pm | Matt Renner

A plan to grant legal immunity to telecommunication companies that cooperated with potentially criminal spying would pin another Bush victory on the conservative Democratic group. More >>

Matt Renner: Email Users Could've Erased Records

Thursday, 28 February 2008, 9:44 am | Matt Renner

The testimony of current and former White House officials and the head of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) revealed a possible explanation for the loss of millions of White House email records. More >>

Matt Renner: Returning Home Homeless

Friday, 22 February 2008, 2:14 pm | Matt Renner

Former Hospital Corpsman Kevin Bartolata spent four years and eight months in the military. When he decided to leave, he found himself alone and with few options. He soon became hopeless and homeless, sleeping in a park in San Francisco. More >>

Matt Renner: Dahr Jamail - Living In Occupied Iraq

Monday, 11 February 2008, 3:26 pm | Matt Renner

Jamail, a former volunteer Alaska mountain rescue ranger, decided to see for himself what the war in Iraq looked and "tasted" like. During the early years of the war, he traveled and lived among the people; something he says would be impossible today. More >>

Renner: Teleco Group Key Player In Immunity Battle

Friday, 1 February 2008, 2:59 pm | Matt Renner

A think tank with close ties to the telecommunication industry has been working with a key Democrat in the Senate on a domestic surveillance bill that would provide telecommunications companies with retroactive immunity for possibly violating federal law by spying. More >>

Renner: Democratic Leaders Delay Contempt Again

Friday, 25 January 2008, 9:10 am | Matt Renner

Nearly seven months after the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Bush administration officials in contempt of Congress, the Democratic leadership has again delayed action on the matter. More >>

Dodd Wins Battle in Spy Bill Standoff

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 9:46 am | Matt Renner

After a full day of debate on Monday, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut) prevailed in his effort to halt an Intelligence Committee bill that included legal immunity for telecommunication companies that may have broken the law in cooperating with ... More >>

Waxman, Mukasey and Ten Million Missing Emails

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 9:45 am | Matt Renner

A government watchdog group now says at least ten million White House emails, which may contain information about the leak of Valerie Plame Wilson's covert CIA status, have been destroyed by the Bush administration. More >>