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Congress mulls an auto bailout

Monday, November 17, 2008

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Bailout may exclude minorities

Monday, November 17, 2008

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Bailout oversight and lessons from Iraq

Friday, November 14, 2008

"The controls that might have been written six weeks ago when this bill was signed would perhaps be defunct at this point because of the change in policy. That exposes the soft underbelly of the overall process."
— Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen speaking about overseeing financial bailouts

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Who gets Obama's Senate seat?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Illinois Democratic governor Rod Blagojevich must find a replacement for President-elect Barack Obama, who will resign his Senate seat Sunday. The first-term Senator was the only black in the Senate and the choice of his successor will be a huge political gift to whomever gets it (for Blagojevich as well — he's become reviled since his election in 2002). But with no choice expected soon, Democrats retain a tenuous majority in the Senate — McCain supporter Senator Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., is a wild card — as lawmakers consider economic stimulus legislation.

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Congress debates home loan changes

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"We are very unhappy and have made it clear that the money that was used to buy stock in banks has not been used by all the banks the way it should have been."
-- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee

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Congress pushing carmaker bailout

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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Lobbying frenzy over bailout money

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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Gov't adds $150B to AIG bailout

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Sex, drugs and oil: Energy ethics scandal

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Money, sex and oil: it sounds like the prime time soap opera "Dallas." But now it's Denver where that dangerous mix is in the headlines. U.S. government officials in charge of collecting billions in energy royalties stand accused of illicit drug use, taking expensive gifts and engaging in sex with employees of the industry they were supposed to be watching. The Takeaway talks to investigative reporter Derek Kravitz, who is covering the story for the Washington Post.

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The true value of oil

Thursday, July 31, 2008

It’s a battle over hearts and minds. And oil. Bush urged Congress to vote to on allowing oil drilling off American coastal waters, prompting spars over what’s causing fuel prices to rise. Democrats say it's speculators. Republicans say it’s all about demand.

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The energy bill and gas price relief: Much ado, but nothing's been done

Friday, July 25, 2008

An energy bill that Democrats hoped would lower gas prices was killed by House Republicans yesterday. The bill would have tapped into 70 million barrels of oil the government has stockpiled in its Strategic Petroleum Reserve for emergencies. It's the fourth failed energy bill since June.

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