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The Hunt For GOP Votes

6:57 pm Sep. 28, 2008

One of the biggest lobbying jobs today will be the heat put on Republican members of the U.S. House, as the Bush Administration and its allies try to convince them to support the Wall Street bailout bill.  After a lot of wrangling, GOP leaders fell in behind the bill on …

Text Of The Wall Street Bailout Bill

6:20 pm Sep. 28, 2008

This is the text of the bill as provided by House GOP Leader John Boehner’s office on Sunday evening.  It 106 pages in all. –                 TITLE  I–TROUBLED       ASSETS   RELIEF   PROGRAM       Sec. 101. Purchases of troubled assets.      Sec. 102. Insurance of troubled assets.      Sec. 103. Considerations.      Sec. 104. Financial Stability …

Analysis of Wall Street Bailout Bill

6:09 pm Sep. 28, 2008

This is a section-by-section analysis of the Wall Street bailout bill as provided by House GOP Leader John Boehner’s office.  See what you think and let us know your feelings about the bill. –  SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF THE LEGISLATION     Section 1.  Short Title. “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of …

Congress Approves A Raft of Earmarks

11:30 am Sep. 27, 2008

Moving to wrap up work for the year, the Senate on Saturday gave final approval to a temporary budget bill to keep the government running until March, a plan that included well over two thousand “earmarks” worth an estimated $6.6 billion dollars. The bill included not only temporary funding for …

A Winner On Points

9:58 pm Sep. 26, 2008

The first debate between John McCain and Barack Obama is in the books and neither of them took a major risk at Ole Miss.  Both of them landed some jabs, but there were no memorable moments from this debate. Basically, if you favor Obama, you will probably think he came …

Obama Debate Memo

1:01 pm Sep. 26, 2008

This memo was sent to reporters on Friday afternoon by Bill Burton of the Obama Campaign, part of the effort to argue that McCain is the one who should win tonight’s debate on national security, as both sides play the expectations game. TO:      Interested Parties FR:      The Obama Campaign …

The First Debate

12:51 pm Sep. 26, 2008

John McCain and Barack Obama will both be on stage tonight at the University of Mississippi for the first of three Presidential debates, as the two men have a chance to swing this race in their favor with a strong performance. They also have the chance to shoot themselves in …

Beware The Empty Debate Chair

10:47 pm Sep. 25, 2008

If John McCain decides not to show up tonight at the Presidential Debate in Mississippi, I’m not sure whether that’s going to help him or hurt him in his race with Barack Obama. If you leave the debate chair empty, it turns into a 90 minute interview for Obama, which …

High Stakes Dice Games

9:24 pm Sep. 25, 2008

I wondered all day what would come out of the White House meeting on the Wall Street bailout, with Senators McCain and Obama both in the same room, and a deal supposedly within reach. Evidently not much more than partisan politics. While there was optimism going in, there was nothing …

Markets On The Edge

9:03 pm Sep. 25, 2008

I just got off the phone after a close to hour long conversation with my father, who is convinced that Official Washington is playing with fire, that the markets are teetering, and the lack of progress on a Wall Street bailout could be lethal to the U.S. economy. Thursday night …