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It's been three years since the Senate passed the massive Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation named after its two lead sponsors, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank.
The Senate on Wednesday jettisoned Democrats' contentious $50 billion liquidation fund for failing financial service companies and instead overwhelmingly embraced an alternative that would try to shield taxpayers even as the government tries to impose "orderly liquidation" on big failed firms.
Fights over derivatives and bailouts are getting more attention, but Senate Republicans are planning a battle over two federal agencies created by Senate Democrats' financial-regulation bill, warning that the proposed agencies give the government new ways to tap into consumers' personal information.
One of the sadder categories in the history of human misfortunes is the list of those things that are obvious, but wrong. By definition, if something is obvious, most people agree with it, and thus, it is likely to win the day - but lose the verdict of history. The Earth is flat - obviously. The sun rotates around the Earth - obviously. What we need is a financial systemic-risk regulator who can spot an impending systemic financial risk - and stop it. Obviously?
As Sens. Byron L. Dorgan and Christopher J. Dodd announced their retirements this week, their colleagues lamented the years of experience they'll take with them.
An Iowa Democrat is slated to take over the powerful chairmanship of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, succeeding the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who died of brain cancer last month.
The Connecticut Senate race is shaping up as a key test of whether presidential attention can carry Democrats to the election finish line, as embattled Sen. Christopher J. Dodd has taken every opportunity to grasp Barack Obama's coattails.
The Obama administration and one of its key allies in Congress belatedly acknowledged Wednesday that they were responsible more than a month ago for clearing the way for large bonuses to be paid inside taxpayer-supported companies like AIG, undercutting the White House's attempts to distance itself from a growing political embarrassment.
The political arm of a powerful national firefighters union is jumping back into the presidential campaign by paying for one outspoken former firefighter to protest at former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's campaign events in Florida.