ProgressPolitics economy U.S. Treasury has earned dividends of $13.5 million from Umpqua Holdings, in addition to a full return of the original $214.2 million investment. Umpqua Holdings Repays TARP Funds - MarketWatch “Taxpayers have already received about $17 billion in revenue through interest, dividends and the sale of warrants, and that profit could be considerably higher as Treasury sells additional warrants in the weeks ahead,” the Treasury Department said. PNC Financial Services Group ponders TARP warrants - Washington Business Journal: 30 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan APA - 30 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan Exclusive: Another Taliban Leader Captured in Pakistan Exclusive: Another Taliban Leader Captured in Pakistan - Declassified Blog - Newsweek.com Obama and the Democrats have had varying degrees of success in the last couple of months with the economy and from Afghanistan. Why are they doing such a terrible job getting the message out there? Republicans are so bold, they will even go to ribbon cutting ceremonies for projects they voted against. Why can’t Democrats be as ballsy?