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  1. coronavirus stimulus
    White House and Senate GOP Still Can’t Agree on Second Stimulus PackageSenate Republicans are still debating unemployment benefits and direct aid to taxpayers — but they decided to kill Trump’s payroll tax cut.
  2. important ceilings
    Sarah Palin Nearly Makes a Solid Point About the Debt CeilingNearly! But actually really wrong.
  3. tarpies
    Citigroup Received More Bailout Money Than Any Other Bank $476.2 billion in cash and guarantees.
  4. early and often
    Guy Most People Have Never Heard of Isn’t Running for PresidentJohn Thune will remain in the Senate.
  5. cable news
    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.
  6. tarpies
    GM Just Set the Record for the Largest IPO in American HistoryIt expects to raise $23.1 billion.
  7. early and often
    Republicans Plan Defeat of Successful Stimulus PlanGoddamn if they’re going to let this administration save the economy.
  8. money talks
    Bailed-Out Companies Throw Cash at Anti-Bailout CandidatesIt’s a logical move, like throwing tea off the side of the boat.
  9. bons mots
    George W. Bush Explains TARPIt was not a hard decision.
  10. moral tarpitude
    Does This Mean Free Ice Cream for Everyone Day Will Be Happening Soon?The government made $25.2 billion from its TARP investments.
  11. misconceptions
    Economy-Saving Program That Everybody Hates May Turn a ProfitBut TARP is still a dirty word.
  12. oh america!
    Things That Must Make President Obama Want to Just Give Up on AmericaAmericans have no idea who they’re supposed to hate for TARP.
  13. early and awesome
    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.
  14. white men with money
    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.
  15. tarpies
    The Folksy Wisdom of Elizabeth Warren“Dang gummit, somebody has got to stand up on behalf of middle-class families!”
  16. ballsy crimes
    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.
  17. problem children
    Vikram Pandit to Thank the GovernmentYou read that right. This man has no pride.
  18. highway to hell
    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.
  19. wall street
    Citigroup Reports $7.6 Billion Loss in Fourth QuarterExiting the TARP program is costing them big.
  20. white men with money
    For the Second Year in a Row, CEOs Say ‘Thanks But No Thanks’ to BonusesBut why?
  21. the office of financial instability
    Neel Kashkari Gets a New GigAnd it isn’t chopping wood.
  22. 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.
  23. the greatest depression
    TARP Will Cost $200 Billion Less Than ExpectedObama wants to use the money to create jobs.
  24. early and often
    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.
  25. white men who can still use private jets whenever they feel like it
    TARP-Supported Companies Outline Conditions Under Which They Can Still Use Private Jets1. It’s for business. 2. They’re afraid of swine flu.
  26. the greatest depression
    Wait: Are Taxpayers Really Seeing a Profit From the Bailout?The ‘Times’ says yes, our (admittedly poor) math says no.
  27. white men with money
    Jamie Dimon Sends Wad of Cash, No Note, to GovernmentJPMorgan unloads its “TARP baby” at last.
  28. the greatest depression
    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.
  29. aig
    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.
  30. aig
    Oh, Did AIG Say They Paid $120 Million in Bonuses? They Actually Meant $454 MillionTheir bad!
  31. early and often
    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.
  32. the greatest depression
    Michael Moore Spotted at Senate Finance Committee HearingThe filmmaker was spotted taking notes for his new project.
  33. the greatest depression
    Goldman Sachs No Longer Wants These TARP Funds“Nah, we’re cool. Just back away from our salaries. Back. Away.”
  34. the jet set
    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.