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15 Oct 2009

Is Bill Clinton Raising Money For Mike Ross? UPDATED: Yes

Politico runs a beat sweetener on Mike Ross today, positing him as a bravely bold centrist under fire from the liberals and conservatives (so he must be just right!), with an EXTREMELY buried lede. At the tail end of the article comes this nugget: Whether or not any of the

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15 Oct 2009

House Financial Services Passes Stronger Derivative Rules

The House Financial Services Committee just approved rules on financial regulatory reform governing derivatives, the often-unregulated, high-risk gambling market that basically accelerated the crash of the global financial system. The Committee approved the measure on a party-line vote of 43-26. New rules for the largely unpoliced, $450-trillion over-the-counter derivatives market

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15 Oct 2009

PA-Sen: Ned Lamont To Endorse Joe Sestak On Monday

Joe Sestak’s Senate campaign is set to roll out a big endorsement on Monday, and the Philly Inquirer learned who it is: U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, trying to knock off a veteran Democratic incumbent senator in the primary, will get an endorsement Monday from somebody who succeeded in doing just

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15 Oct 2009

Lemme Turn This Thing On…

Welcome to FDL News Desk, our foray into newsgathering here at Firedoglake. I’m David Dayen, your cub reporter for this enterprise. You may know my work from my own site D-Day, as well as the California progressive blog Calitics and my time as sidekick on Digby’s Hullabaloo. At FDL News

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