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  1. Sarah Palin Nearly Makes a Solid Point About the Debt CeilingNearly! But actually really wrong.
  2. Citigroup Received More Bailout Money Than Any Other Bank $476.2 billion in cash and guarantees.
  3. Guy Most People Have Never Heard of Isn’t Running for PresidentJohn Thune will remain in the Senate.
  4. Talk Box: Texas Governor Not Impressed With GM’s IPORick Perry thinks private-sector acquisitions would have absorbed job loss if the government allowed GM to go under.
  5. GM Just Set the Record for the Largest IPO in American HistoryIt expects to raise $23.1 billion.
  6. Republicans Plan Defeat of Successful Stimulus PlanGoddamn if they’re going to let this administration save the economy.
  7. Bailed-Out Companies Throw Cash at Anti-Bailout CandidatesIt’s a logical move, like throwing tea off the side of the boat.
  8. George W. Bush Explains TARPIt was not a hard decision.
  9. Does This Mean Free Ice Cream for Everyone Day Will Be Happening Soon?The government made $25.2 billion from its TARP investments.
  10. Economy-Saving Program That Everybody Hates May Turn a ProfitBut TARP is still a dirty word.
  11. Things That Must Make President Obama Want to Just Give Up on AmericaAmericans have no idea who they’re supposed to hate for TARP.
  12. TARP Watchdog Neil Barofsky Puts the Treasury Secretary on NoticeIndividuals at the New York Federal Reserve under Tim Geithner “will face criminal or civil charges” over AIG, he says.
  13. CEO Salaries in 2009 Were Down, But Still Super HighThe average salary for 200 CEOs at companies with revenues exceeding $5.77 billion was $9.5 million in 2009.
  14. The Folksy Wisdom of Elizabeth Warren“Dang gummit, somebody has got to stand up on behalf of middle-class families!”
  15. Former Park Avenue Bank President Becomes First TARP Fraud ArrestCharles Antonucci is charged with ten counts of embezzlement of fraud, each worth up to 30 years.
  16. Vikram Pandit to Thank the GovernmentYou read that right. This man has no pride.
  17. TARP Watchdog: ‘It Is Hard to See How Any of the Fundamental Problems in the System Have Been Addressed’Or, he could put it another way.
  18. Citigroup Reports $7.6 Billion Loss in Fourth QuarterExiting the TARP program is costing them big.
  19. white men with money
    For the Second Year in a Row, CEOs Say ‘Thanks But No Thanks’ to BonusesBut why?
  20. Neel Kashkari Gets a New GigAnd it isn’t chopping wood.
  21. finance nonfiction
    Neel Kashkari on Stress Eating, Hank Paulson’s Dry Heaves, and the ‘Enduring Headache at the Center of His Brain’The former TARP inspector general tells his epic story.
  22. the greatest depression
    TARP Will Cost $200 Billion Less Than ExpectedObama wants to use the money to create jobs.
  23. Pay Czar May Curb Wall Street Salaries by 50 PercentKenneth Feinberg is set to propose that up to 50 percent of employees’ salaries at bailed-out banks be shifted into stock.
  24. TARP-Supported Companies Outline Conditions Under Which They Can Still Use Private Jets1. It’s for business. 2. They’re afraid of swine flu.
  25. Wait: Are Taxpayers Really Seeing a Profit From the Bailout?The ‘Times’ says yes, our (admittedly poor) math says no.
  26. Jamie Dimon Sends Wad of Cash, No Note, to GovernmentJPMorgan unloads its “TARP baby” at last.
  27. Banks Could Start Paying Back TARP Funds As Early As Next WeekMorgan Stanley has already requested to be allowed to repay its $10 billion in TARP debt.
  28. Congress, Liddy Spar Over Details of AIG Restructuring PlanCongress, for the good of the American public, wants details — but AIG, for the good of the American public, doesn’t want to give them.
  29. Oh, Did AIG Say They Paid $120 Million in Bonuses? They Actually Meant $454 MillionTheir bad!
  30. Chrysler Files for Bankruptcy, Debtholders Cry FoulAnd when it hits them that only thing they’re getting out of this is a new enemy in President Obama, they’ll really be crying.
  31. Michael Moore Spotted at Senate Finance Committee HearingThe filmmaker was spotted taking notes for his new project.
  32. Goldman Sachs No Longer Wants These TARP FundsNah, we’re cool. Just back away from our salaries. Back. Away.”
  33. Citigroup Continues to Bungle PR on Jet PurchaseFirst they were buying a new jet to save them several million dollars, now they are spending several million dollars to NOT buy it. Jeez Louise.