Tagged: President Obama

Congress close to financial reg reform

The most extensive overhaul of financial regulations since the 1930s has cleared its big hurdle in the U.S. Senate and how can head to President Obama for a signature after a conference committee works out remaining differences between the House and Senate versions.  But former Federal Reserve Bank examiner Mark Williams, who teaches finance in the School of […]

Obama may get financial reform, too

On the heels of his getting a health-care reform bill through Congress (with no GOP votes), President Obama this week may get the financial-services reform package which largely reflects the administration’s original blueprint.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Business and Politics,” says this could only make the president look good. “If Obama gets this […]

Kagan nominated to SCOTUS

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, a former Harvard Law School dean, was nominated by President Obama to be the 112th justice of the Supreme Court.  BU Law Professor Jack Beermann, an authority on the high court who knows the nominee well, says he see it as a strong plus that Kagan is not a sitting […]