With President Obama pushing a bipartisan deal on reforming banking regulations, Paul Solman talks with David Stockman, former Reagan budget chief and Wall Street “gunslinger,” about the proposal to tax banks on their size and amount of risk. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill speaks with author Joan Biskupic about her new biography, “American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.” Continue reading
As President Obama departs for Asia, he leaves a full menu of unfinished business at home: two wars to manage, a struggling economy and his push for health care reform, to name a few. Jim Lehrer speaks to a panel of experts about the so-called “overload factor” for presidents. Continue reading
President-elect Barack Obama rode to victory on a platform of change and unity. Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks mull the challenges ahead for the Obama administration and reflect on his victory speech. Continue reading
Elections from both the 1930s and the 1990s have centered on the economy, but the 2008 presidential race featured a unique combination of economic, racial and foreign policy issues. Historians discuss the events and offer some parallels from past elections. Continue reading
- Can the recent market fallout be traced back to Reagan’s deregulation of these types of institutions?
Question/Comment: Can the recent market fallout be traced back to Reagan’s deregulation of these types of institutions? Is it also a reflection of a Republican/Bush White house that has purposely discouraged regulators from doing their jobs? Paul Solman:“Deregulation” as a … Continue reading
Columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru debate the potential impact of presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama’s statements on Iraq and other news, including the death of former senator Jesse Helms. Continue reading