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Congress grills Lehman chief on financial crisis

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

At the first hearing into the causes of the financial crisis, the House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee grilled Dick Fuld, the chief executive of Lehman Brothers, about millions in bonuses paid to the firm’s executives even as the company appealed to the federal government for a bailout to save it from bankruptcy.

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Democrats are expected to pick up seats as all House members face re-election

Monday, October 06, 2008

With a less than a month before Election Day, The Takeaway takes a broad look at the hundreds of battles for Congressional seats and why the Democrats are favored.

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The Senate lifts a 30-year ban on nuclear trade with India

Thursday, October 02, 2008

After weeks of wrangling, and obscured by the attention on a Wall Street bailout, the Senate has approved a nuclear deal that allows the exportation of American nuclear materials to India. The agreement is being seen as a cornerstone in improving relations between the two countries.

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From "no" to "maybe" as House members look at a new financial bill

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Senate passed its version of the Wall Street bailout bill last night, and the pressure is now back on the House to vote Friday on a new bill. The question is, What would it take to get the congressional naysayers to say 'aye?' The Takeaway checks in with Congressman Maurice Hinchey. The New York Democrat was one of four representatives from New York who voted against the bailout bill the first time around.

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Predictably Irrational: The psychology of bankers and borrowers

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Dan Ariely believes one reason people oppose the government's Wall Street bailout plan is that they want revenge on the companies that helped lead the nation into this economic turmoil.

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Eyes turn to House after Senate passes Wall Street rescue plan 74-25

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Guest: Todd Zwillich, Capitol News Connection

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Can the Senate come to the rescue of the Wall Street bailout plan?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Senate leaders say tonight’s the night for the bailout bill. They are expected to put it to a vote. They've tried to sweeten the deal for skeptical lawmakers.

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The political forces behind the financial rescue plan

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Guest: Richard Wolffe, Newsweek senior White House correspondent

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Representative Christopher Shays, R-Conn., talks bailout votes and next steps

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Guest: U.S. Representative Christopher Shays, R-Conn., who voted for the bailout bill

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Publicmarkup.org: Democracy and access to government information

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

On Sunday, the White House and Congressional leaders agreed to the fine print of a $700 billion government bailout. They even posted the bill online not long before it was voted on. Does this qualify as transparency?

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President Bush urges Congress to pass Wall Street bailout bill quickly

Monday, September 29, 2008

Guests: Todd Zwillich, Capitol News Connection and Floyd Norris, The New York Times

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During bailout debate, the "real economy" falters

Friday, September 26, 2008

Guest: Dan Gross, senior editor at Newsweek

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Congress, White House and banks: Deal or no deal?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Guest: Todd Zwillich, Capitol News Connection

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The trial of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens begins

Friday, September 26, 2008

Guest: Libby Casey, Washington, D.C., correspondent, Alaska Public Radio Network

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As J.P. Morgan buys Washington Mutual, just how bad is the economy

Friday, September 26, 2008

A $700 billion bailout. Banks going under. Just last night, in the largest bank collapse to date, the government seized Washington Mutual and J.P. Morgan bought it.

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Republicans get into shouting matches in revolt over a Wall Street Bailout plan

Friday, September 26, 2008

Guest: Todd Zwillich, Capitol News Connection

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Drama on Capitol Hill over bailout plan as McCain, Obama talk at White House

Friday, September 26, 2008

Presidential nominees (and Senators) John McCain and Barack Obama were at the White House last night for talks on a financial system bailout.

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Q&A with Rep. Barney Frank on the $700-billion bailout proposal

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Over the weekend, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson released his proposal for a $700-billion bailout package. Meanwhile, Democrats were hammering out a counterproposal to salvage the nation's ailing financial institutions. Now the White House says it is confident that it can reach a deal with Congress this week. For an update on how things are playing out on the Hill, The Takeaway turns to Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, U.S Representative Barney Frank, who answered your questions.

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For Congress: summer vacation is officially over

Monday, September 08, 2008

Congress is back in session today, wrapping up the summer holiday and both of the parties conventions. Capitol News Connections Todd Zwillich talks to John Hockenberry about what Congress has to get done in this upcoming appreciated three week session.

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Obama rises from the land of Lincoln’s splintered house

Monday, August 25, 2008

A focal point at tonight’s Democratic National Convention will be the delegation from the Illinois Democratic Party, a delegation that is infamous for its inability to cooperate. What is the story behind the fractious party in which Barack Obama cut his political teeth, and how has it taught him to be a presidential nominee?

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