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Monday, March 30, 2009

Great Recession Roundup — March 30, 2009

Items of Interest:

GM & Chrysler Will Restructure — Bankruptcy Looms

Washington Post:
Obama Says Automakers Not Moving 'Fast Enough' — President Gives GM, Chrysler Deadlines to Complete New Turnaround Plans

President Obama announced today that his administration will withhold additional federal aid to General Motors and Chrysler unless the ailing U.S. automakers submit acceptable restructuring plans, but he vowed that the American auto industry will not be allowed to "simply vanish." ...

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Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
GM Chief to Resign at White House's Behest — Obama Pushes General Motors and Chrysler to Slim Down, Make More Concessions — The Obama administration has forced the longtime head of General Motors to resign and said yesterday that it would withhold additional federal aid to the auto industry unless …
Kevin G. Hall / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Feds declare GM, Chrysler not viable, refuse more aid — WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday will reject requests for almost $22 billion in new taxpayer bailout money for General Motors Corp. and Chrysler, saying the car makers have failed to take steps to ensure their viability.
discussion:
Paul Sherman / CapitalBeat: White House Rejects Viability Plans From GM, Chrysler; Obama …
Dschabner / Political Punch:
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
White House Cheat Sheet: Obama Plays Hardball on Autos
discussion:
Rob Christensen / Raleigh News & Observer: Who will challenge Burr?
The Huffington Post:
Rick Wagoner, GM CEO, Will Step Down At Obama's Behest
discussion:
Michael Laprarie / Wizbang: Obama to Wagoner : Drop Dead
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room: Huffington Post's banner headline
Steve M. / No More Mister Nice Blog: OH, NOW IT'S “FASCISM”?
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AIG Greased Sen. Dodd

Jennifer Haberkorn / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: AIG chiefs pressed to donate to Dodd — $160,000 streamed in as senator gained power on banking committee — As Democrats prepared to take control of Congress after the 2006 elections, a top boss at the insurance giant American International Group Inc. told colleagues …
discussion:
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: AIG-FP strongarmed donations for Dodd
Jonn Lilyea / This ain't Hell …: AIG pressured to donate to Dodd
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Greenspan / Rubin / Summers Tarnished

Paul Krugman / New York Times:
America the Tarnished — Ten years ago the cover of Time magazine featured Robert Rubin, then Treasury secretary, Alan Greenspan, then chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Lawrence Summers, then deputy Treasury secretary. Time dubbed the three “the committee to save the world,” …
discussion:
Kevin Hayden / American Street: America just hung out with a bad crowd
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