Wall Street: The Candidate's FriendMichael Winship, Truthout: "President Obama may talk a good populist game and even kick some corporate butt when he goes on the attack against Wall Street 'fat cats.' Yet he still enjoys the company of bankers ... and for all their grumbling about his policies, the investment community is coming up with significant cash for his re-election; the kind of change they believe in.... Among these ... are employees of big-name firms including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays and Citigroup."Read the Article
Romney Collects More in Donations From the Five Biggest Banks Than All Other Candidates CombinedPat Garofalo, ThinkProgress: "Mitt Romney has been leading the way in the 2012 presidential race when it comes to donations from Wall Street, pulling in millions from the financial sector since he launched his campaign.... Romney has received more in donations from employees of the nation's five biggest banks than all of the other presidential candidates combined.... So far, the financial industry has made 69 percent of its donations in the presidential race to Republicans." Read the Article
Gingrich, Romney hit each other over involvement in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
A question from an audience member about the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at Thursday night's CNN debate turned into a slugfest between House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. The two Florida front-runners hit each other over investments and relationships to the mortgage giants taken over by the government at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.
"We should have had a whistle blower not a horn tooter," Romney said about the former House speaker, who worked as an adviser to Freddie Mac, the smaller of the two organizations.
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