Barack Obama

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    President, Congress Gear Up For Two More Years A Lot Like The Last Four

    Last night, President Obama asked 535 people to understand that “a better politics isn’t one where Democrats abandon their agenda or Republicans simply embrace mine.” Well, the 300 of them that identify as the latter have a somewhat different understanding of a better politics, as their not one, not two, but five State of the […]

    / Jan 21, 2015 at 2:32 PM
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    François Hollande Not Afraid To Have Uncomfortable Conversations

    French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he will raise concerns about a possible $10 billion-plus U.S. fine on BNP Paribas that he considers “disproportionate” with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama. France’s biggest listed bank is under investigation by U.S. authorities over whether it evaded U.S. sanctions, mainly on Sudan, Iran and Syria, between 2002 […]

    / Jun 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM
  • Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs Gets A Presidential Pat On The Head

    President Obama took a little trip to a Bay Area Wal-Mart on Friday to tell Goldman Sachs that it’s doing God’s work. But it already knew that.

    / May 13, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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    President Not Sure What’s Taking So Long, Re: Financial Regulations

    So he had Mary Jo and Gary and Co. over for tea yesterday, just to make sure they knew that he wasn’t playing a big joke on everyone when he signed Dodd-Frank three years ago, and that he’s not paying them to not write the rules they’ve been mandated to write.

    / Aug 20, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    Area Hedge Fund Manager Wonders Why He Bothers Putting Up With This Crap Anymore

    As has become a regular feature of his quarterly letters, Singer criticized the Obama administration, condemning the White House for proposed tax increases on the top tax bracket, and “its tone of hostility toward business, and boosting the unreviewable discretion of regulators.” For the hedge fund manager, who has been trading under the Elliott banner […]

    / Aug 8, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    Now That He Singlehandedly Got Obama To Release His Birth Certificate, Donald Trump Wants To Get Back To The Real Issues

    “I am really honored, frankly, to have played such a big role in hopefully, hopefully, getting rid of this issue,” Trump told reporters, his helicopter sitting behind him. He said he still wants to see the birth certificate, released while he was en route to New Hampshire, but now wants to talk about weightier issues […]

    / Apr 27, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Not Everyone On Wall Street Has Spurned Obama

    He’s kissed the warm embrace of Dan Loeb, Steve Cohen, Ken Griffin et al good-bye but some financiers are still showing Mr. President the love. According the Journal, former Goldman CEO (and New Jersey governor) Jon Corzine will be hosting a dinner for 60 tonight at his home tonight where Obama will speak, before heading […]

    / Apr 27, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    Jamie Dimon: Obama And I Never Meant That Much To Each Other

    That’s right, rewrite the past because the truth hurts too much.

    / Oct 19, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    Obama To Show Business Leaders How Much He Cares About Them, Soon-ish

    As you’re aware, back in the day, President Obama and Wall Street got along just fine. Better than fine, in some cases, with Jamie Dimon being one of his boys and hedge fund managers like Dan Loeb, Steven Cohen and so and so forth donating considerable month to his campaign. But, things happened. People changed. […]

    / Oct 7, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    Larry Summers To Quit White House After Mid-Term Elections

    According to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, the nap lover’s impending departure, and those of others on the economic team, is “not a surprise…there will be people who have worked enormously hard over the past few years to make decisions to go back to doing what they did before joining the administration,” such as consulting […]

    / Sep 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    Jimmy Cayne Pleased To Hear Word Of Ex-Bear Co-President Warren Spector’s Possible Love Of Obama/Dudes

    As you may have heard, Charlie Gasparino’s latest book is out October 5. It’s called “Bought And Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street.” As you may have also heard, Jimmy Cayne is a major fan of describing every one of his opponents as a homosexual. The former Bear Stearns CEO […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    Paul Krugman: Dan Loeb & Co Are Mad At Obama Because They’re A Bunch Of Petty Little Rich Boys

    Last Friday, Third Point founder Dan Loeb released his latest quarterly letter, in which the Third Point founder redirects the feelings he once had for Ken Griffin on the current administration. Paul Krugman read it and he’s pretty sure he knows why Loeb and, for that matter, all the other financial services employees who donated […]

    / Aug 31, 2010 at 1:45 PM
  • Communiqués, News

    Dan Loeb Breaks Out The American History Text Books For Q2 Letter

    First, the numbers. Now: the real talk. Spoiler alert: Professor Loeb is not happy with a certain someone in Washington, who is about to experience what it feels like to be Ken Griffin.

    / Aug 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Barack Obama Laying It On Thick With Jamie Dimon At This Point

    You know, it was one thing when Obama broke up with James Dimon and started cavorting with representatives of other banks, like Vikram Pandit and Brian Moynihan, whose asses he essentially owns anyway. But now this? UBS, is he joking? And to play basketball, which he never invited JD to do and which he knows […]

    / Aug 24, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    Caption Contest Wednesday

    [The Oracle Of O and Mr. President talk shop at the White House this afternoon.]

    / Jul 14, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    The Obama Proposal

    Good timing for Goldman to hold its conference call early, ’cause no one is talking about them anymore. We knew it was coming, but Obama’s new restrictions on banks go beyond what was expected, sending bank stocks down. Taking the fight to another level, (and trust him, he will fight) Obama described proposed reforms that […]

    / Jan 21, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    We Love You, So Hurry Up And Die

    There are fewer relationships stranger than that between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Of course, who knows if Reuters is actually even close to the mark when they connect Barack Obama’s call to King Abdullah with Saudi’s recent announcement that present supply cuts would be quite enough, thank you very much, but no one […]

    / Mar 16, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Say It To His Face

    Geoffrey Raymond, the greatest artist of our time, will be displaying his latest masterpiece tomorrow behind Goldman Sachs (near the service entrance?) and Wednesday at the NYSE. For those of you who’ve got something to get off your chests, the rules are as follows: blue pens for Dems, red pens for Repubs, invisible ink for […]

    / Aug 25, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    Return on Investment

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain screwed himself out of some potential donors/voters today when he said that the “greedy behavior” of Wall Street investors is somewhat to blame for what might be an economic recession that we might be in right now. Know who’s still down with the Street Urchins? Barack Obama. DealBook notes that […]

    / Apr 14, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    Taxes And Consequences: Barack Obama’s Tax Plan For Wall Street

    It’s official: Wall Street loves Barack Obama. In 2007, even before he became widely-recognized as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, Obama pulled in a total of $1.7 million from employees at 12 major Wall Street firms, according to a survey by the McClatchy news agency. Those numbers included $288,835 from Goldman Sachs, $242,395 from […]

    / Mar 4, 2008 at 8:37 AM

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