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More On Dodd’s Consumer Finance Retreat

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Dodd Proposal to Give the Federal Reserve Consumer Protection Authority Would Create an Industry Lapdog, Not a Public Watchdog From Politico: House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank on Tuesday blasted a proposal floated by Senate negotiators to place a proposed consumer protection agency inside the Federal Reserve. “I was incredulous,” the Massachusetts Democrat said. […] [Read More]
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Health Care: Obama Concedes on 4 Issues – Why?

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Why is President Obama willing to cave in to 4 Republican demands even if it doesn’t garner any Republican votes? It looks better? Is that reason enough? The Washington Post has the story: President Obama signaled Tuesday that he will embrace four Republican ideas on health-care, including a greater investment in medical malpractice tort reform… […] [Read More]
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Foley and Friends Fund Caligiuri

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Chris Healey urged Sam Caligiuri to get out of the Senate/Governor race. It was widely rumored that Tom Foley encouraged Caligiuri as well, perhaps with specific promises of financial support. In fact, Sam Caligiuri has very little money. Of the 55K he had at year end, 37,500 came in during the last 15 – 20 […] [Read More]
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More Reactions To The Debate

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The Courant: Merrick Alpert is a political newcomer with a meager campaign chest and scant name recognition. But the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate tried to make the most of his big moment Monday night — a televised debate against the party establishment’s anointed candidate, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Alpert came out swinging, repeatedly […] [Read More]
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Scratch the Consumer Financial Protection Agency?

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Senator Chris Dodd is caving on finance reform according to a report in the LA Times: Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) is circulating a proposal that would scrap plans for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which Obama has touted as crucial to protecting consumers from predatory mortgages, credit cards and other products. […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal-Alpert Debate

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Christine Stuart, Ct News Junkie – has the story (links added): Longshot U.S. Senate candidate Merrick Alpert came out swinging Monday and at least appeared to have had frontrunner Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on the ropes during their first televised debate… On healthcare, Alpert said he supports a Medicare for all or a single-payer system. […] [Read More]
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Governor Rell’s New Deficit Mitigation Plan

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Yesterday Governor Rell released a deficit reduction plan. Statement of Governor Rell on New Deficit Mitigation Plan “Connecticut faces a current budget deficit estimated by my office of Policy and Management at $503.9 million – a figure that is only likely to grow, in view of Connecticut and the nation’s agonizingly slow recovery from this […] [Read More]
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