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Matt Taibbi quits Rolling Stone, joins Glenn Greenwald

First Look, the news company created by former PayPal employee Pierre Omidyar, announced Wednesday that they had added irreverent journalist Matt Taibbi to their stable of prominent reporters. Taibbi will lead a second newsmagazine for First Look. The First, Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept, launched earlier this month. Greenwald is known for his…

Matt Taibbi: Wall Street hedge funds are stealing public workers’ pensions

Rolling Stone magazine’s Matt Taibbi appeared on Democracy, Now! Thursday to talk about how Wall Street hedge funds are set on sacking the pension funds of public employees. Those funds are the “last great, unguarded piles of money in this country,” he said, and naturally the top tiers of the…

Matt Taibbi blasts the JOBS Act: It almost boggles the mind

Matt Taibbi of the Rolling Stone on Monday slammed the loosening of regulations under the JOBS Act. “They’ve gone so far, it almost boggles the mind,” he told Viewpoint host Eliot Spitzer. The bill was aimed at making it easier for small business’s to raise capital. But critics warned the…

WATCH LIVE: Matt Taibbi, Van Jones and others discuss corporate power in U.S.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Rolling Stone Contributor Matt Taibbi, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind, Rebuild the Dream president Van Jones, Occupier Jesse LaGreca and Demos Washington Director Heather McGhee discuss corporate powers in the political and democratic life of the United States. Watch live, courtesy of Fora TV, below:…

Taibbi: $26 billion foreclosure fraud settlement doesn’t cut it

On Thursday night’s edition of Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, guest host Sam Seder welcomed Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, who has written extensively about the financial crisis and the role that banks have played in our nation’s economic downturn. Seder asked Taibbi why his opinion has changed over…

Taibbi: Obama might have gotten the ’99 percent’ message

Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi appeared on Countdown Friday evening, discussing the Obama administration’s populist rhetoric in creating a potential foreclosure fraud settlement with the big banks. Taibbi, encouraged by the latest developments of the settlement, was open to the possibility of the big banks’ top individuals facing major crimes.…

Matt Taibbi explains ‘judicial butt-kicking’ of Citigroup deal with SEC

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone discussed Monday on Countdown with Keith Olbermann the “unusual” decision of a judge to reject settlement Citigroup made with U.S. regulators over its marketing of mortgage securities. “He came out basically and said that the SEC and Wall Street have been in a wink-wink, nudge-nudge…

Taibbi: Perry ‘just kind of lost it’

Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibbi says that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has “just kind of lost it.” Over the weekend, Perry gave an odd speech in New Hampshire that quickly went viral and caused some to suggest that he might be medicated or drunk. “When he felt like he…

Michele Bachmann’s Excellent Adventure

Matt Taibbi has an excellent profile up about Michele Bachmann, and why she's no laughing matter (not that this has ever stopped me).  It's tempting to quote it at length, but then that would imply I had just the best parts, and really you should read the whole thing.  Just…

Wall St. wives got a secret $220 million bailout from the Fed: report

A report in the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine made waves Wednesday for revealing what it called a secret, roundabout bailout of $220 million, given to Wall Street wives by the U.S. Federal Reserve. “According to popular legend, we’re broke and in so much debt that 40 years from…

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