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“The Early Word: Financial Fights”

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April 28, 2010
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“Senate Democrats will try for the third consecutive day to bring a financial overhaul to the floor for debate, after Republicans twice blocked such attempts.

Like clockwork, Republicans are expected to block the bill once more.

It’s probably not the way most of us would play charades, but The Times’s Edward Wyatt and David Herszenhorn write that both parties believe their actions will prove a fault in the other. While Democrats seek to use the procedural votes to align Republicans with Wall Street and the effort to block an overhaul, Republicans have put forth a narrower alternative bill that they say will protect consumers from the “unintended consequences” of the Democrats’ Wall Street bill.” Read more.

Ashley Southall
The Caucus, The New York Times, April 28, 2010.