More Firepower for Inflection Point
August 28, 2009
Exciting news from inside TNR: We just got Gary Gensler, chairman of the CFTC, to join our roster of dignitaries and pacemakers for our event on the current state of the economy. Gensler will tangle with Barney Frank, Eliot Spitzer, Christina Romer, Andrew Cuomo, Bill Ackman, David Wessel, and others on some of the most important questions facing the nation: How have we handled the financial collapse thus far? What could have we done better, and what can we do better still? What will our economy--national and global--look like after the recovery?
Did Cuomo Know About The Aig Bonuses Last Fall?
April 06, 2009
Tom Edsall sifts through the evidence here. One intriguing piece of the picture: One of the AIG officials most concerned with the employee retention plan was William Dooley, head of AIG's financial services division (AIGFP). Dooley oversees the division that engaged in the transactions - credit default swaps -- widely viewed as the cause of the collapse of AIG. In an October 22, 2008 email obtained by the Huffington Post -- the authenticity of which was affirmed by AIG Senior VP for Communications Nicholas J.
The Notorious Aig Bonuses: More Ugly Details
March 17, 2009
Care of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (and the Times): The highest bonus was $6.4 million, and six other employees received more than $4 million, according to Mr. Cuomo. Fifteen other people received bonuses of more than $2 million, and 51 people received bonuses of $1 million to $2 million, Mr. Cuomo said.
Tonight's Debate And Mccain's Catch-22
October 07, 2008
One day after some pundits proclaimed McCain toast, it's scarcely worth pointing out that half-measures won't cut it tonight. Another 90 minutes of tepid insuations about preparedness and naivete will earn McCain far more abuse than it will bring down on Obama. So McCain has to go dramatic tonight. The question is, what kind of drama? Option one would be to race back to maverick-land. Under this scenario, McCain would rail against Wall Street greed and government inaction. If he's feeling really frisky, he might bash House Republicans and revive Andrew Cuomo's SEC prospects.
January 16, 2008
I did Andrew Cuomo an injustice earlier today by accepting as true an allegation that the New York attorney-general was alluding to Barack Obama when he used the phrase "shuck and jive" as representative of what you can't do in the intimate campaigns of New Hampshire and Iowa. After realizing my mistake, I spoke with Cuomo on the phone and we agreed that the phrase was unfortunate, more than unfortunate. But, in the absence of very clear evidence, why did I so easily accept that he was applying it to Obama when he was not?
Hud Sucker Proxy
June 23, 1997
Upon hearing that I was planning to write about the proposed changes in federal housing policy, a press secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development graciously offered me an interview with the secretary, Andrew Cuomo. This was slightly odd. It's usually the reporter's job in these matters to solicit access to the Cabinet secretary and the flack's job to deny it. And I am the sort of reporter who quite properly would be denied; the story I wanted to write, examining public policy, didn't require access to anyone so grand as a member of the Cabinet.