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Summer of Corruption: Maxine Waters’ zombie deadbeat bank; Update: House Ethics panel releases charges

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 9, 2010 01:43 PM

Scroll for update… I’ve been telling you about Maxine Waters’ shady OneUnited meddling for the past year — and most recently spotlighted the OneUnited/TARP hanky-panky and Waters’ minority fat-cat banker pals last week. You’ll recall that I linked to an analysis by Linus Wilson at Seeking Alpha that exposed how weak OneUnited was. Flashback: OneUnited […]

Summer of Corruption: Countrywide + Fannie Mae = Subprime slime

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 9, 2010 09:44 AM

We continue to discover how much wider and deeper the tentacles of the Countrywide Financial Corporation VIP program reached. As was widely reported last month, some 153 Fannie Mae employees reaped Countrywide VIP benefits. That’s in addition to the 30 VIP loans that went to other Senators and their employees besides corruptocrat Democrat Sen. Chris […]

No shady banking buddy left behind

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 6, 2010 09:14 AM

Chicago birds of a feather No shady banking buddy left behind by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama’s latest overseas jaunt is getting all the headlines. But President Obama’s money-grubbing junket to Chicago may cost taxpayers far more in the long run. With his Gaultier-clad wife sashaying around the Spanish seaside, […]

The shady Shorebank bailout revisited

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 5, 2010 08:17 AM

In May, I reported on the attempt by a coalition of government-corporate-left-wing advocacy interests to shore up the social justice banking poster child, Chicago-based Shorebank. Yesterday, I told you about Shorebank’s latest dire financial reports, showing an even worsening capital deficiency than first thought. Today, Bloomberg reports that the bailout deal may crumble: ShoreBank Corp., […]

Mad Maxine’s minority fat-cat bankers

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 4, 2010 09:23 AM

My column today hits again on Maxine Waters’ brewing ethics scandal. Her supporters are ratcheting up the victim-card rhetoric. She appeared on the race-hustling Reverend Al Sharpton’s radio show yesterday to stoke the fires and re-cast the ethics probe as an attempt to squelch advocacy on behalf of all black businesses. Another guest bemoaned the […]

Maxine, Barney, Fannie, Freddie & TARP Hanky-Panky

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 3, 2010 06:04 AM

“Stay out of it.”

Feds to enforce fingerprint/ID registration database against…mortgage brokers

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2010 05:32 PM

Well, this is quite a striking contrast to the Arizona ruling today protecting illegal aliens and the feds from “burdensome” ID checks. The government is creating a national registry/fingerprint database for mortgage brokers in the U.S. Priorities: Mortgage loan originators will have to be fingerprinted and sign up to a central registry to do business […]

Putting the tax in tax-and-spend liberalism

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 25, 2010 09:52 AM

As they say in the military: BOHICA. On ABC’s This Week today, tax cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner championed the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and pooh-poohed the economic impact of tax hikes on the highest earners in the country. It’s “responsible” to punish the wealthy, he argued. Because after spending America into oblivion, […]

Obama to sign Dodd-Frank monstrosity today

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 21, 2010 05:12 AM

Corrupt and corrupter.

The Dodd-Frank monstrosity; Update: Cloture invoked, final vote this afternoon; it’s done, 60-39

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 15, 2010 08:26 AM

Scroll for updates.. With GOP assistance on its drafting and three reported Republican votes all but guaranteeing its final passage in the Senate (Snowe, Collins, and Scott Brown), the Dodd-Frank monstrosity masquerading as “financial reform” is on its way. Read and weep: A sweeping overhaul of the nation’s financial regulations stands on the verge of […]

The shady ShoreBank bailout

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 21, 2010 09:36 AM

The shady ShoreBank bailout by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2010 “No more bailouts, no more greed, how many profits do you need?” That’s been a signature chant of community organizers and Big Labor thugs who have stormed bank offices and financial executives’ private homes decrying corporate welfare over the past several months. But now […]

Obama’s financial “reform:” It’s all about the boodle

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 26, 2010 10:13 AM

Chicago on the Potomac.

What the SEC watchdogs were watching

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 23, 2010 09:54 AM

While the market melted down, Securities and Exchange Commission watchdogs were watching…porn. Terrific: On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation over the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than policing Wall Street. Photo: SEC and Pornography: Workers Spent Hours […]

Who made money off SEC/Goldman Sachs announcement?

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 21, 2010 09:41 AM

Just wondering…

All the president’s Goldman Sachs men; Update: A look at the White House visitor logs

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 21, 2010 05:51 AM

Scroll for updates… My syndicated column today shines light on all the Goldman Sachs company men in the Obama administration’s midst. The GOP wants SEC correspondence disclosed. Here’s that story. In related news, Goldman Sachs cheerleader and beneficiary Rahm Emanuel met with NYC business elite about the financial reform plan. Listen up: Another attendee, who […]

S.F.’s housing mob and the death of property rights

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 5, 2010 10:13 AM

I’ve reported many times about the housing entitlement mob over the past several years. Boston has self-proclaimed bank terrorist and housing entitlement shakedown artist Bruce Marks of the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA). Baltimore had criminal home invaders masquerading as bogus foreclosure victims. In San Francisco, the housing entitlement mob is led by an […]

Chart of the morning: Guess who’s paying the Cover Tim Geithner’s A** “Bank Tax?” Y-o-u.

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 8, 2010 09:47 AM

In January, I deconstructed the White House “Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee” fakery for you: 1. The bank tax will inevitably be passed on to consumers and the White House has no way of stopping them from doing the dumping. 2. The tax won’t apply to non-banks, black holes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, or the […]

Attention, GOP: John McCain is the problem

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 22, 2010 02:18 PM

In critiquing Glenn Beck’s CPAC speech taking the Republican Party to task for failing to own up to its Big Government lapses, Bill Bennett cites various Republicans who have admitted the party’s culpability. But see if you can spot the glaring problem with his defense of the GOP: From Jim DeMint to Tom Coburn to […]

Dick Armey whitewashes John McCain’s fiscal irresponsibility record; Update: Armey walks it back

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 10, 2010 01:35 PM

Scroll for updates… You’ve got to be freaking kidding me. I mean, really. Come on: As former Rep. J.D. Hayworth prepares to officially enter the Republican primary race against incumbent Sen. John McCain, he probably had better not count on any support from FreedomWorks, the national conservative group closely associated with the Tea Party movement. […]

Porkulus II: Return of the Phony Jobs Boondoggle

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 10, 2010 08:57 AM

My column today looks at the phantom Porkulus II/Jobs Bill. I say “phantom” because there is no bill text I can actually point you to — it’s the same business-as-usual we’ve been subjected to since Porkulus I. GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was on the Senate floor yesterday pleading to see the legislation: ““My […]

“Pay as you go” = Delay as you go; Update: House embraces $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, 217-212

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 4, 2010 01:01 PM

Scroll for updates… The House is currently debating the federal debt ceiling increase to $14.3 trillion. (The Senate, with every single Democrat voting in favor, adopted the debt limit increase last week.) These measures are on top of two other debt limit increases over the last year (including one adopted in the dead of night […]

Screw up, move up: Bernanke re-nominated

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 04:24 PM

The final vote in the Senate on the Federal Reserve chairman’s re-nomination this afternoon was 70-30. Among the Republicans supporting Ben Bernanke: Alexander, Barrasso, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Enzi, Graham, Gregg, Hatch, Kyl, Lugar, McConnell, Murkowski, Voinovich, and Snowe. Seven Senators switched their votes after voting for cloture (the procedural vote was 77-23). Via The Hill’s […]

Secret AIG bailout docs leaked; Update: Bernanke on the hot seat

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 04:54 PM

Eeenteresting. About a week ago, the SEC agree to cover-up bailout documents for AIG until 2018. The documents relate to the backroom bank bailout payments at top dollar to AIG counterparties — which know-nothing Tim Geithner was grilled about today on the Hill. The leak comes as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke heads to the Hill […]

Culture of Corruption Watch: Grilling Geithner; Video added

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 12:22 PM

“You gave lame excuses then, you are giving lame excuses now.”

TARP/multiple bailout-supporting McCain to vote against Bernanke

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 25, 2010 01:54 PM

Hard for me to suppress a snort. But here it is: John McCain — who supported the $700 billion TARP bailout, the $25 billion auto bailout, a $300 billion mortgage bailout, and the first $85 billion AIG bailout – has grandiosely announced that he will oppose Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s second term: “Our country […]

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