As Republicans Wilt on FinReg, Can We Now Talk About the Policy?

By: Wednesday April 21, 2010 8:45 am

The headline story in the Washington Post today states that Republicans, worried about being seen as too close to the big banks, especially in the wake of the Goldman Sachs scandal, are returning to the bargaining table and supportive of a bipartisan deal. This was how Democrats hoped this would turn out, that they could play a game of chicken and win, and that appears to be the case right now.

However, there’s nothing specific about any deal being discussed, just the notion that there is one in the works.

 

Bernanke Approved 70-30 for Second Term as Fed Chair; Seven Senators Hope to Hide Behind Flipped Cloture Vote

By: Thursday January 28, 2010 4:45 pm

Bernanke’s “ideas” are all over the 2008 collapse of our economy—and his uncaring hand on the rudder has helped steer us into this “jobless recovery” (a term I am embarrassed by every time I use it). The American people know it, some senators know it, and the Obama Administration is foolish to pretend that they don’t know it.

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