The Obama

Obama's Cold Cut
February 10, 2011

It's cold outside and millions of Americans are struggling to pay their heating bills. The good news is that there's a federal program, called the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, that helps these people. And the bad news? President Obama wants to cut its funding roughly in half. OK, wants is probably the wrong word here. President Obama knows how important this program is to the individuals who depend upon it.

Bank Shot
July 08, 2009

Congress's attempts to deal with the housing crisis this spring created surprising rifts within the financial industry, particularly between big banks and investors (at hedge funds and elsewhere).