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Financial reform activists lobby the lobbyists

WASHINGTON-- On Monday, with Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) promising a final vote on financial regulatory reform in the next few days, rather than weeks, thousands descended on K Street in Washington, D.C., to lobby the lobbyists.

Senate votes in a landslide to audit the Fed

WASHINGTON-- On Tuesday, the Senate voted in a landslide to approve the Audit the Fed amendment to Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform proposal. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the author of the amendment, has directed the Government Accountability Office to publish a report on the Federal Reserve’s books by Dec. 1, 2010, reviewing in a way that “does not interfere with monetary policy” but does let the American people know the names of the recipients of the more than $2 trillion in taxpayer assistance doled out by the nation's central banking system.

WATCH: Bennet deficit-reduction TARP proposal accepted by Senate

Last night, the Senate agreed to a proposal by Democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet to reduce funds available for the Troubled Asset Relief Program...

Senate Republicans coming on board to regulate Wall Street

Talking Points Memo reports that Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, says Republicans are close to supporting Sen....

Norton trots out false talking point: Financial reform equals taxpayer bailouts

ABC News Top Line interviewed Colorado Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton on the coming push to pass stricter regulations designed to prevent the...

Markey’s angry letters to credit card companies maybe more effective than...

Could Congresswoman Markey's  angry letters to credit card companies do more good than her legislation? U.S. Congresswoman Betsy Markey, a Democrat from the Fourth District,...

Transparency group posts Wall Street crisis plans for public review

The good folks at PublicMarkup.org have placed the competing $700 billion mortgage bailout plans online to allow the public to read and comment on them while Congress considers its options in the midst of the greed-fueled nosedive of Wall Street.

Live Blog: YearlyKos Presidential Panel

The major Democratic presidential candidates are attending the YearlyKos convention wooing the netroots like never before. While nationally-focused blogs, like DailyKos, will undoubtedly live...
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