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Ten Loopholes That Can’t Make It Into FinReg

Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, wrote a blog post that lists the loopholes lobbyists most want inserted into Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.)

William Willis

10 Ways Insurance Companies Will Get Out of Reforming

If you thought that the health care reform bill was so expertly thought through as to prevent health insurance companies from engaging in the same end run

Gordon Dickerson

$1 Trillion for Fannie and Freddie?

That is the worst-case scenario, according to Egan-Jones Ratings Co., quoted in a Bloomberg article making the rounds. The agency says that if home prices

Thomas Dixon

$1 Million for Toomey

Pat Toomey, the former Club for Growth president and leading Republican candidate in Pennsylvania’s 2010 Senate race, has announced a $1 million haul in the

Tobey Strickland

$100,000 for Palin

Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin confirm that Sarah Palin’s honorarium for speeches is $100,000, two first class plane tickets and one economy class ticket. On the

Thomas Dixon

$100 Million to Aid Pakistani Displaced Persons

More on U.S. efforts to aid Pakistanis displaced by the current military efforts against the Taliban. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced this

Ceri Sinclair

102 Complaints of Voter Intimidation Thus Far

Want a rundown on all the incidents of voter fraud and voter intimidation that have been reported thus far today? The New Republic’s Eliza Gray has set up shop

Anita Barnes

Obama on tax cut deal

President Obama explains a deal with Republicans on the Bush tax cuts (for further information, read TAI’s coverage of the deal):

Frazer Pugh

Wrong From the Beginning

Sen. Obama’s latest campaign video, “Keating Economics: John McCain and the Making of a Financial Crisis,” features William Black, the former deputy

Landon Morton

No Friend of Solar Power

During the first presidential debate, McCain said that “No one in Arizona is against solar” as he championed alternative energy development. But people in his home state say the senator has not been helpful in developing its most abundant resource -- sunshine.

Rhyley Carney

The Midnight De-Regulation Express

It’s a Washington tradition. Outgoing administrations try to ram through a slew of new federal regulations. But the Bush administration has expanded on this, seeking to push through at least 90 changes that can affect the health and safety of millions. Here are five examples.

Karan Emery

10th Mountain Soldiers Don’t Care If Their Comrades Are Gay

On Saturday, the commander of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, Maj. Gen. James Terry, put up an open forum on his Website for his soldiers, officers and

Habiba Ashton

1,295 Prisoners Claimed the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

The Obama administration homebuyer tax credit program granted $9.1 million to 1,295 prisoners who were incarcerated when they said they purchased their home.

Amandeep Coleman

McCain Drops Personal Attacks on Obama

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- If the rally here on the southern Virginia coast proved anything, it’s that Sen. John McCain doesn’t need to worry about his

Elyse Woods

The Final Throw-Down

In the final presidential debate in 1980, Ronald Reagan ensured his election by proving that he was a man the American people could feel safe with, a man whose actions wouldn’t send the world into a mass panic. Obama must do the same tonight against McCain if he wants to win the White House.

Frazer Pugh

1,300 married same-sex couples in Minnesota, according to Census

The U.S Census released updated numbers Tuesday on the number of married same-sex couples in the United States. There are currently 152,335 same-sex couples in the country that identified as married and another 440,989 that are unmarried. In Minnesota, there are 1,330 same-sex couples who have married in other states

Katya Ryder

13 states prohibit abortion coverage in health exchanges, report says

The National Women’s Law Center recently released a report that lists all statewide measures prohibiting abortion coverage in state health care exchanges. # Florida joined Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia this year in enacting such legislation. The report shows that many of the bills have “narrow exceptions for women’s health” and have, in effect, taken health benefits away from women

Susan Murillo

Can Stevens Survive the Guilty Verdict?

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) was convicted Monday of all seven counts related to lying on his federal disclosure forms. The verdict threatens to topple the

Thomas Dixon

Shocked, Shocked by Financial Breakdown

In four hours of testimony before the House oversight committee, the former Fed chairman admitted that his belief that markets will self-regulate was flawed. But as the hearing wore on, he was back to his old confident self, fending off calls for more regulation.

Kaleem Kirkpatrick

$15,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit Fails the Cut

Either it was very timely or very untimely. This afternoon, we ran a story on a controversial provision in the Senate stimulus bill providing a $15,000 tax

Adan Duran

$153,000 Later, Titus Is a ‘Yes’

In just the last seven days, third-party groups spent $153,000 on independent expenditures to buy commercials, make phone calls and fund other activities to

Kenzo Norman

Failed-Bank Shareholders Reap Taxpayer Dollars

Raise your hand if you’re confused. First, as Congress and the Bush administration were haggling over how to structure an effective Wall Street bailout

Frazer Pugh

166 Changes: Gearing Up for FinReg Amendment Process

This week, senators will start formally considering amendments to Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill. Already, Sen. Barbara Boxer

Tom Mohamed

McCain’s Strategy in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Today, the McCain campaign sent its candidate out into Pennsylvania’s suburban centers for the second time in as many days, raising questions

Elyse Woods

16 countries sue Alabama over its new immigration law

In Alabama, it’s not enough that the United States has filed suit to stop the nation’s strictest immigration law from going into effect, 16 other nations

Tom Mohamed

NYTs: Networks Would Call Election With Polls Still Open

Last week, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) called on TV networks and other news organizations to refrain from calling the presidential winner while the polls remain

Thomas Dixon

Did the Financial Crisis Undo McCain?

It’s become a staple of the election post mortems that Sen. John McCain’s response to the financial crisis, which began Sept. 13 when Lehman Bros. filed for

Pooja Bean

Palin Strikes Back

John McCain, Palin aides assert, has no idea of the location of the Tlingit Indian reservation, nor any idea how, when or why the Eagle Dance is performed.

Emmanuella Shea

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