- Unbeliebable: White House turns Bieber petition response into immigration screed
- Obama signs law denying Iran ambassador’s visa, but says law is ‘advisory’
- Mich. judge to laughing convicted killer: ‘I hope you die in prison’
- Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
- Keystone XL pipeline still on hold after State Dept. decision
- Fla. man charged with killing 16-month-old son to play Xbox undisturbed
- Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots
- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
- PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?
- 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
Topic - Neil Barofsky
How much drama can take place in boardrooms and on intra-agency phone conferences? Sheila Bair aims to find out in her financial-crisis memoir, "Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street From Wall Street and Wall Street From Itself."
The man who helped oversee the $700 billion bailout of the financial industry has a book deal.
The government's independent watchdog for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout program is stepping down after more than two years on the job.
The Obama administration's foreclosure-prevention effort has been ineffective in tackling the foreclosure crisis, the watchdog for the federal bank bailouts said Monday.
"TARP-related conflicts of interest can arise under various circumstances, such as when retained entities … perform similar work for Treasury and other clients," Mr. Barofsky said in the report. "In these situations, retained entities may find that their duty to clients may impair their objectivity when advising Treasury or may affect their ability about the proper use of nonpublic information."
"I am very pleased to report that SIGTARP has had a truly remarkable positive impact for an office of such a small size and recent creation," wrote Mr. Barofsky in his resignation letter to Mr. Obama. "... I believe that it is the right time for me to step down and pursue other opportunities."