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'What's coming next? Intergalactic bailouts?'

Earlier today, I caught some of a House-Senate GOP forum on the economic crisis in Greece -- specifically, why Americans should oppose an IMF bailout of the country and how its problems augured poorly for Democratic plans to expand the welfare state.

By David Weigel  |  May 19, 2010; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Congress , Conservatives , Financial reform  
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Republicans for TARP

"There was a widespread misinterpretation, because I voted for the first tranche of TARP, the assumption was that I voted for the second tranche of TARP and the stimulus package and the auto bailout and the omnibus bill, none of which was true," Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) said. "They put it all together with a lot of help and encouragement from the Club for Growth."

By David Weigel  |  May 14, 2010; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Financial reform  
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Ron Paul slams Audit the Fed vote

Earlier today I marked down the 96-0 Senate vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders's (D-Vt.) "Audit the Fed" amendment as a big win for one of Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Tex.) lifelong causes. But that's not quite how Paul sees it.

By David Weigel  |  May 11, 2010; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Financial reform  
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Read the GOP's counter-proposal on financial reform

Annie Lowrey has a superlative rundown on the GOP's proposed substitute to the Democrats' financial reform bill.

By David Weigel  |  April 28, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Financial reform  
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Democrats pounce on report of Wall Street money swinging to GOP

Within five minutes of each other, both White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee circulated this story. Why? Read on. A Wall Street Journal analysis of 12 large financial services companies, including J.P. Morgan Chase...

By David Weigel  |  April 27, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Financial reform  
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The difficulty of covering the GOP's stance on financial reform

Over the past week, several Republicans have called me out for what they considered a flippant tone in coverage of their messaging on financial reform. It's an interesting criticism and a frustrating problem. I don't know how to cover some...

By David Weigel  |  April 27, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Most confusing ad of the day, David Weigel , April 26, 2010
The 'bailout fund' is no 'death panel', David Weigel , April 26, 2010
And Issa gets his investigation , David Weigel , April 23, 2010
The SEC porn story: A song we've heard before, David Weigel , April 23, 2010
The 'permanent bailout' argument evolves, David Weigel , April 22, 2010
Will the Goldman/Google story burn Rep. Issa?, David Weigel , April 21, 2010
Drudge's war, David Weigel , April 20, 2010
Pushing back on the Luntz story, David Weigel , April 20, 2010
 
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