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  • Gary Cohn can be easily replaced if he leaves Washington

    09/10/2017 2:30:47 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 10, 2017 | Jonathon Trugman
    Let me start by acknowledging the outstanding job National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn’s team has done swaying the media into thinking Armageddon would occur if he left the White House. I get that Cohn was a respected trader on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs. However, Goldman generally mints exceptional talent. To think there is no one else who can steer this economy is sheer folly. There are numerous talents that come out of Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and JPMorgan who would be very well-suited to run the National Economic Council or the Federal Reserve. So if it...
  • Cruz Offers an Imperfect Healthcare Compromise that Just Might Work

    07/13/2017 11:45:44 AM PDT · by ckinv368 · 55 replies
    Kinvig on Politics ^ | 7-13-2017 | Cameron Kinvig
    For months now, the country has waited with interminable patience to see what the Trump Administration would do with healthcare policy. Few believed the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—was ever a perfect solution, and Republicans spent 7 years campaigning on its immediate repeal. But even though several healthcare exchanges are collapsing and millions around the country are in danger of losing healthcare services provided by Obamacare, Republicans have had a difficult time figuring out how to go from the party of “no Obamacare” to the party of healthcare solutions. After much wrangling, the House eventually passed a bill that was imperfect in...
  • Cruz supports new ObamaCare replacement bill

    07/13/2017 10:54:56 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/17 01:20 PM EDT | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will support the new version of the GOP ObamaCare replacement bill, a major boost for the measure's chances of passage in the upper chamber. "If this is the bill, I will support this bill," Cruz told reporters Thursday after a meeting of GOP senators. "Now, if it’s amended and we lose the protections that lower premiums my view could well change." An amendment from Cruz to allow insurers to offer plans that do not meet ObamaCare requirements was included in the new bill in a key move to win his support.
  • Even Trump Can't Make Goldman Sachs Popular

    06/30/2017 5:00:25 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | June 28, 2017 | Ann Coulter
    Having pulled off the monumental achievement of getting elected with zero help from Wall Street, President Trump is at risk of throwing it all away. He seems to be turning his White House over not only to liberal Democrats, but to the very type of liberal Democrats he railed against on the campaign trail. It's like voluntarily getting an AIDS transfusion. Until Trump, voters had two choices: A Republican beholden to Wall Street or a Democrat beholden to Wall Street. But Wall Street despised Trump, and he despised them. This allowed him the luxury of denouncing both Ted Cruz and...
  • Goldman Sachs: Oil Crash Unlikely To Continue

    06/26/2017 12:32:20 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-06-2017 | Ka-Boom
    The current selloff in energy stocks is but an opportunity for buyers, according to a Thursday note from Goldman Sachs’ European energy team, who added that current prices are likely unsustainable in the long run. “We…see the sell off as an attractive buying opportunity in our favored stocks, including Total and Lundin, whilst we have also started to see investor interest in higher beta stocks that have sold off such as Tullow,” said Goldman.
  • Donald Trump targeted by Henry Paulson in op-ed endorsing Hillary Clinton

    06/25/2016 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 25, 2016 | Reena Flores
    "This troubles me deeply as a Republican, but it troubles me even more as an American," said Paulson, a former Goldman Sachs chief executive who spearheaded the 2008 Wall Street bank bailout as treasury secretary. "Enough is enough," he wrote. "It's time to put country before party and say it together: Never Trump." Instead, he offered up Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, as the country's best alternative to Trump, encouraging his GOP colleagues to consider her when casting their ballot.
  • Goldman Sachs CEO bashes Trump again in bizarre, emoji-filled tweet

    06/02/2017 8:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 2, 2017 | Kevin Dugan
    Wall Street continued its lament of President Trump’s exit of the Paris climate agreement Friday — with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein taking to Twitter again. “Leadership helps” the US, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein wrote in a bizarre, emoji-heavy tweet, fretting that America might lose its profile on the world stage. “Our language is dominant; $ global; [world] talent comes. Bad if lost. Consider w/ making policy on enviro, trade, defense, etc.”(continued)
  • Lloyd Blankfein's first-ever tweet slams Trump's climate decision (Yet Another Trump Endorsement)

    06/01/2017 4:30:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/01/2017
    t took President Donald Trump's controversial choice to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate-change accord to turn Lloyd Blankfein from a Twitter lurker into a tweeter. --SNIP-- This isn't the first time Blankfein has expressed criticism of Trump policies. In January, the CEO told employees at Goldman Sachs that the Wall Street heavyweight doesn't support Trump's ban on immigration from certain Muslim-majority countrie
  • Goldman Sachs underwrites Venezuelan tyranny

    05/31/2017 12:48:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Unconstitutional nature of Nicolas Maduro’s administration, its unwillingness to hold democratic elections and its systematic violation of human rights A key Venezuelan opposition leader is accusing Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs of “aiding and abetting the country’s dictatorial regime” by purchasing its government-issued bonds. The allegation, of course, is completely accurate and comes after two months of bloody unrest caused by the failing socialist economy presided over by President Nicolas Maduro. The amoral agenda-setting elitists of Goldman Sachs reportedly purchased $2.8 billion in Venezuelan debt. That apparently includes an $865 million transaction involving debt from state-run oil company PDVSA,...
  • Venezuelans are outraged at Goldman Sachs for giving a lifeline to an incompetent government

    05/30/2017 1:56:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 05/30/2017 | Patrick Gillespie
    Venezuelans are furious with Goldman Sachs for buying the country's government bonds last week, which critics say gives a lifeline to an incompetent government that is starving its people. Goldman confirmed the purchase Tuesday morning after the Wall Street Journal first reported it. Goldman stands to make a nice profit from the purchase. It allegedly paid just 31 cents on the dollar, or $865 million, for bonds that were originally worth $2.8 billion. In other words, it got a huge discount on the bonds that pay a high return. Goldman Sachs defended its action, saying it bought the bonds --...
  • Venezuela opposition accuses Goldman Sachs of financing dictatorship

    05/30/2017 7:36:20 AM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29,2017 | Corina Pons,Brian Ellsworth
    "Goldman Sachs' financial lifeline to the regime will serve to strengthen the brutal repression unleashed against the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans peacefully protesting for political change in the country," wrote Julio Borges in a letter to Goldman Sachs President Lloyd Blankfein.
  • Scarborough: Independent conservative candidate will announce presidential bid

    08/08/2016 5:27:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Monday that an independent conservative candidate on Monday will announce a challenge to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "It does appear that there is going to be a well-funded independent candidate," Scarborough said on "Morning Joe," without providing a name. Scarborough, a former GOP congressman from Florida, said the candidate would aim to get on 20 to 30 state ballots.
  • Ted Cruz improperly accounted for Goldman Sachs loans, FEC decides

    05/26/2017 1:11:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/26/17 | Brooke Singman
    Sen. Ted Cruz improperly accounted for Goldman Sachs loans he acquired during his 2012 Senate campaign, the Federal Election Commission ruled on Thursday. In a unanimous vote, FEC commissioners decided that the nearly $1.1 million in loans made to the to the campaign by Goldman Sachs and Citigroup should have been disclosed to voters and the American public. The final report from the FEC is expected in 30 days, and further action, such as penalty for Cruz, will be decided, should the FEC decide to initiate an “enforcement action” at a later date. But Cruz’s office said this is “old...
  • HA! GQ gets pissy with Ted Cruz for ‘ruining rompers for men’

    05/21/2017 5:57:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 124 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5-19-2017 | Sam J
    Thursday on Twitter, Senator Ted Cruz took part in Free Beacon’s “caption contest” of a hilarious photo of Ben Sasse and Chuck Schumer .. Ted’s tweet broke Twitter and won the caption contest … apparently it also ruined the romper for men (can we get an amen!?) ... They say this like it’s a bad thing. Have you seen the Romphim for men? Seriously, who thought these things were a good idea? GQ apparently. Heh.....
  • Wall Street banker Cohn moving Trump toward moderate policies

    04/16/2017 3:57:39 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2017 | James Oliphant and Svea Herbst-Bayliss
    In a White House marked by infighting, top economic aide Gary Cohn, a Democrat and former Goldman Sachs banker, is muscling aside some of President Donald Trump's hard-right advisers to push more moderate, business-friendly economic policies. Cohn, 56, did not work on Republican Trump's campaign and only got to know him after the November election, but he has emerged as one of the administration's most powerful players in an ascent that rankles conservatives. Trump refers to his director of the National Economic Council (NEC), as "one of my geniuses," according to one source close to Cohn. More than half a...
  • Hillary loved her some Putin

    02/16/2017 7:15:00 PM PST · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 11, 2016 | John Smith
    Hillary was very engaged with Putin in order to share common ground in world affairs. “I would love it if we could continue to build a more positive relationship with Russia,” Clinton said during a speech to Goldman Sachs on June 4, 2013. In the same speech, Clinton said “obviously we would very much like to have a positive relationship with Russia and we would like to see Putin be less defensive toward a relationship with the United States so that we could work together on some issues.” During a speech to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago on...
  • The Impact of Automation: Goldman Sachs Had 600 Cash Equity Traders In 2000; It Now Has only 2

    02/13/2017 10:04:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/13/2017
    For the dramatic impact of technology, and specifically trade automation from algo, quant and robotic trading  on today's capital markets, look no further than Goldman's cash equities trading floor at the firm's headquarters which, according to the MIT Tech Review, employed 600 traders its height back in 2000, buying and selling stocks for Goldman's institutional client clients. Today there are just two equity traders left. Complex trading algorithms, some with machine-learning capabilities, first replaced trades where the price of what’s being sold was easy to determine on the market, including the stocks traded by Goldman’s old 600.Call it the...
  • Out of work: Chelsea Clinton's husband Marc Mezvinsky shut down his hedge fund in December just

    02/08/2017 6:52:59 PM PST · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 2/8/2017 | Chris Spargo
    (Full article title: Out of work: Chelsea Clinton's husband Marc Mezvinsky shut down his hedge fund in December just weeks after Hillary lost election) Marc Mezvinsky quietly shut down his hedge fund Eaglevale Partners back in December. Bloomberg reports that Mr. Chelsea Clinton and his partners are now working to return money to investors, including Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein. The decision to shutter the fund came just a few weeks after Mezvinsky's mother-in-law Hillary lost the election to president Donald Trump. Mezvinsky has kept a low profile ever since Hillary's loss in the election, but was photographed by...
  • Gary Cohn’s Goldman Exit Tops $100 Million

    01/25/2017 7:24:50 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal (via Yahoo) ^ | January 24, 2017 | Liz Hoffman
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Gary Cohn will receive more than $100 million of stock and cash that would otherwise have been locked up for years as he leaves the Wall Street firm for a role in the Trump administration. Goldman said in a filing Tuesday that it had made available immediately Mr. Cohn’s outstanding stock awards and long-term bonuses accumulated over his 25 years at the bank, many of which he spent as the heir apparent to Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein. Mr. Cohn received $65 million in cash to cover his potential future bonuses at the bank, according to...
  • Corzine to pay $5M penalty to resolve MF Global case

    01/05/2017 11:32:57 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    AP via Philly.com ^ | 01/04/2017 | MARCY GORDON
    Jon Corzine, the former New Jersey governor who led the collapsed brokerage MF Global, has been ordered to pay a $5 million penalty for his role in the firm's alleged illegal use of almost $1 billion in customer funds. A federal court in Manhattan on Thursday granted the order against Corzine to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which brought civil charges against him in 2013. Following the stunning collapse of the big Wall Street firm in late 2011, the CFTC alleged that MF Global misused customer funds in a vain attempt to remain solvent.