Friday Feb 28
Rating Agency Lawsuit: How S&P Fabricates Evidence Out of Thin Air
"Last month we wrote about the threatening phone call from then-Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner to the head of the parent company of Standard & Poor's after S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating in 2011," says opinion piece at The Wall Street Journal.
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Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Washington Post
Bernanke set to relive his worst day ever
His sworn testimony comes after a long legal battle in which the government sought to shield Bernanke from providing a statement.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Why a major credit ratings agency wants the inside scoop from the White House
Standard & Poor's said President Obama met with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner just before Geithner warned the company to expect a response to its downgrade of U.S. debt, an event that justifies its request to see White House communications to help defend fraud claims.
Wall Street Journal
Debating Geithner's Appearances in 2008 Transcripts
Timothy Geithner is emerging as one of the more complex characters in the 1,865 pages of Federal Reserve transcripts of its 2008 policy meetings.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Geithner's Book to Tackle His Image as Wingman of Wall Street
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner is scheduled to start as president and managing director of New York-based buyout firm Warburg Pincus LLC March 1 after more than 25 years in public service.
Obama Meeting Cited by S&P in Fraud Case Documents Demand
Standard & Poor's said a meeting between President Barack Obama and his treasury secretary in 2011 just before the company was warned to expect a response to its downgrade of U.S. debt justifies its request to see White House communications to defend itself against fraud claims.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Political connections in turbulent times
Political connections affect economic outcomes in emerging markets. This column discusses new evidence showing that something similar goes on in the US.
The Daily Caller
White House co-hosts MIT workshop as part of project on...
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner shares a laugh with John Podesta and Douglas Holtz-Eakin at the Center for American Progress in Washington, August 4, 2010.
Wall Street Journal
Grand Central: Mixed Grades at Best For NY Fed in 2008
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Fri Feb 21, 2014
Fannie Mae finally profits Uncle Sam
Fannie Mae is paying the U.S. Department of Treasury $7.2 billion, bringing its total dividend payments now to a level exceeding the total bailout it received.
Silicon Alley Insider
Geithner in January 2008: 'The World Is Still Looking Pretty Good'
Timothy Geithner may have helped guide the country through the financial crisis, but in January 2008 - right as the U.S. economy entered a recession - the former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman was still very optimistic.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
S&P: Federal Lawsuit Payback for Downgrading US on Obama's Watch
A Standard & Poor's demand for information tied to its claim that a U.S. lawsuit is retaliation for its downgrade of government debt should be rejected, the Justice Department said.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Paying Fannie and Freddie investors was never part of the plan
Holders of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae stock were on the hook for losses after the housing crash, but since then, as the government-sponsored enterprises have shaken off the worst of it and turned in profits, those profits have not and are not going to be shared with stockholders.
Hank: Five Years From the Brink Movie Review
Documentaries about the great financial crisis of 2008 have been numerous, but "Hank: Five Years From the Brink" attempts to put a personal spin on the affair, providing a look at the matter from the point-of-view of embattled Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.