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Outside editorial: Reconfirm Ben Bernanke

...mistakes. In the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch merger deal and other matters, Bernanke and Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acted much more boldly than the officials of 75 years before. Whether theirs was the best possible rescue we do not...
Coda: Code for a Trojan horse

...private investors that include former Clinton White House chief of staff Mack McLarty and former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson.Paulson's role in saddling up the Coda Trojan horse is particularly galling. As Treasury secretary under President...
This Day in History

...fell into a crevasse near the summit of Oregon's Mount Hood; three died. In 2006, U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden was sworn in as CIA director. President Bush tapped Goldman Sachs chief Henry Paulson to be Treasury secretary.
Outside editorial: A better bailout

The bailout that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has proposed for the U.S. financial system could cost as much as $700 billion, or about $2,300 for every American man...
Palin a runner-up 'Person of the Year'

...contest: He's been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2008. The magazine has named Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Gov. Sarah Palin and Chinese director Zhang Yimou as runners-up. Last year's...
Outside Editorial: Leadership deficit in fiscal crisis and smartest economic policy elites in this country - Fed chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson - making up strategy by the day. The most tumultuous Wall Street week since the 1930s culminated with their terrifying...
Outside Editorial: No soft landings

...golden parachutes for the CEOs who helped to bring the financial system to the brink of collapse. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson presented Congress over the weekend with a two-year bailout plan. The document was only three pages long, a brevity...
Outside Editorial: Put the brakes on rushed bailout plan

...anyone - not Congress, not the public, not even the courts. President Bush's solution would make Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson "King Henry," as Newsweek aptly proclaims. He would be given $700 billion - about $2,500 per each American...
Outside editorial: Banking bailout: Time to hang on

...given them nearly a blank check compels these institutions to follow through on the expectation, as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. put it, to "deploy" capital. Community banks don't like the plan announced Tuesday by President Bush, saying...
How bailout money is spent should be clear, Obama says

...aired Sunday. Obama's economic team has been talking with the Bush administration about having Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ask Congress as early as this week for access to the rest of the bailout fund. If Congress rejected such a request...


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