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Financial Reform

  1. Democrats Have a Plan to Save the Post Office — and Kill Payday LendersKirsten Gillibrand’s bill establishing a public option for banking would help the poor, bolster the post office, and devastate usurers.
  2. House GOP Passes Bill Gutting Dodd-FrankBut Paul Ryan’s attempt to deregulate the big banks won’t get anywhere in the Senate, where it will need Democratic votes to pass.
  3. Republican Uses Obama’s Wall Street Speaking Fee to Justify Dodd-Frank RepealA testament to the GOP’s shameless mendacity — and the former president’s misjudgment.
  4. Reckless Bankers Won’t Get Bonuses AnymoreRegulators announce a long-delayed rule curbing compensation for bankers who take excessive risks.
  5. The DNC Chair Lends a Hand to Payday LendersWasserman Schultz is bravely protecting payday lenders against Elizabeth Warren’s regulatory agency.
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    House GOP Delays Financial Regulation Vote in Light of JPMorgan DebacleIt’s just not a good time, okay?
  7. Attack of the Wall Street Zombies: Goldman Sachs’s Abacus and Too Big to FailSome things refuse to die.
  8. Obama Declares the End of Bailouts, ForeverFinancial reform is now law.
  9. Someone Who Has Actually Read the Financial-Regulation Bill Weighs In on ItThere is good news and bad news.
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    Scott Brown Will Vote for Financial Reform; Cue ‘RINO’ TauntsThe legislation is now assured of passage.
  11. Robert Byrd, Longest-Serving Senator in American History, Has DiedThe West Virginian had served in the Senate since 1959.
  12. After Compromises, Congress Reaches Deal on Finance ReformHow much did they compromise on?
  13. Financial-Reform Bill Fails Critical TestTwo Dems vote against ending debate.
  14. Democrats Annoy Republicans Into Ending Financial-Reform FilibusterAnd all it took was the threat of a bad night’s sleep.
  15. GOP Senator Indicates He May Vote to End Financial-Reform FilibusterAmericans “want to see us get something done.”
  16. Senator Ben Nelson Stands Up for Poor Warren BuffettAt least one senator is standing up for the world’s richest men!
  17. Republicans (and Ben Nelson) Block Debate of Financial Reform BillDemocrats fall three votes short.
  18. Obama on Wall Street: Financial Crisis a ‘Failure of Responsibility’Excerpts from his Cooper Union speech have been released.
  19. Progress Made As Senate Committee Passes Derivatives Reform BillAgricultural Committee votes in favor of proposal by 13–8 margin.
  20. Obama Is Coming to New York TomorrowHe’ll speak at the Cooper Union on financial-regulation reform at a very opportune time.
  21. Volcker Lays Out Plan for Financial ReformThe phrase ‘too big to fail’ has entered into our everyday vocabulary…”