Stories tagged with Steven Rattner

Rahm, Haim and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 24, 2011 at 7:51am   |   0 Comments

The man who brought Power Rangers to America is pouring big bucks into yet another Democratic political campaign.

Muckety mover - The secret of politics? Timing

By Muckety   |   November 18, 2010 at 5:04pm   |   1 Comments

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This headline ran in Tuesday’s Detroit Free Press: “Steven Rattner defends the timing of GM’s IPO.”

Two days later, New York readers might expect to see a revised version: “Andrew Cuomo defends the timing of suits against Rattner”

It can hardly be coincidence that Cuomo’s suits against President Obama’s former auto czar are announced on the day of the General Motors’ public offering.

One would almost think that Cuomo was a Republican, rather than a lifelong Democrat. Is this some sort of reverse politicking, to prove that the state’s chief prosecutor is above politics? That would seem silly, with Cuomo about to move into the governor’s mansion.

Clearly, the new charges, and his agreement to settle SEC complaints, undermine efforts by Rattner to regain credibility. He has a new book on the auto bailout and has been in the media spotlight in recent days because of the approaching IPO.

“Picking the day of the GM IPO after about 500 possible days further demonstrates that the attorney puts politics and maximizing his own media coverage ahead of the public interest,” Rattner’s spokesman told The New York Times.

Rattner fights proposed SEC ban

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 2, 2010 at 7:41am   |   0 Comments

Journalist-turned-financier-turned-auto-czar Steven Rattner is vigorously fighting efforts by the SEC to bar him from the securities industry for up to three years, The New York Times reports today.

Quadrangle disavows Steve Rattner, company founder

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 16, 2010 at 8:21am   |   0 Comments

Not so long ago, Steve Rattner was one of the most connected guys in America.

Jamie Gorelick representing Rattner in talks

By A. James Memmott   |   March 16, 2010 at 8:51am   |   1 Comments

Jamie S. Gorelick, a former assistant attorney general in the Clinton administration and a member of the 9/11 commission, is keeping busy in the private sector.

The mayor moves his money

By A. James Memmott   |   February 22, 2010 at 8:32am   |   0 Comments

New Yorkers got a reminder last week that their mayor doesn’t have to live from paycheck to paycheck with the news that he is moving $5 billion of his personal wealth to a new investment firm.

Union adviser Ronald Bloom heads auto task force

By A. James Memmott   |   July 15, 2009 at 8:03am   |   0 Comments

Ronald W. Bloom, a Wall Street investment banker who went on to become a labor union adviser, is taking over as head of the auto task force.

Media humming about Rattner’s departure from auto task force

By Ric Bohy   |   July 15, 2009 at 8:00am   |   0 Comments

The announcement that Steven Rattner was stepping down as head of the auto task force left political junkies and the press parsing words and deeds for a credible cause.

Small film ‘Chooch’ at center of big political storm

By A. James Memmott   |   April 27, 2009 at 8:42am   |   0 Comments

Perhaps it’s time to re-release Chooch, an indie comedy that bombed at the box office in 2004.

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