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  • Michael Hiltzik: But where are the customers' yachts?

     
    That's the old punchline about the stockbroker showing a friend all the good things his profession has brought him. In that vein, the spectacle of investment bankers and brokers explaining to Congress why it would be a mistake to hold......
  • Senate financial reg vote fails

     
    by Lisa Mascaro Despite last-minute efforts to win hold-outs, the Senate fell two votes short this afternoon of the 60 needed to advance the financial regulation bill. A do-over vote could come as soon as Thursday. Two Democrats broke......
  • Senate passes financial overhaul

     
    An exuberant Sen. Chris Dodd is flanked by Sens. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin, with Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Warner in the background, after the Senate passed a sweeping regulatory overhaul bill Thursday night. (Getty/Mark Wilson) by Janet......
  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' closer to repeal

     
    by Julian E. Barnes A proposal to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military passed two critical tests Thursday, with the House of Representatives and an important Senate committee endorsing a compromise to end the divisive "don't......
  • White House dialing for EPA votes

     
    by Lisa Mascaro WASHINGTON -- The White House was dialing for votes on the eve of a Senate showdown over the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate green house gas emissions. Senators said today the Obama administration has reached out........
  • Social nets wrap: Vitter, Feingold call for end to automatic congressional pay raises

     
    One of the Hill's most prolific social networkers, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, tweeted Monday advocating an end to automatic congressional pay raises. Vitter, a Republican facing a bumpy reelection ride in an atmosphere hostile to incumbents, joined...
  • Brown voting for financial reform bill

     
    by Michael Muskal Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown said on Monday that he will support the financial regulation overhaul, becoming one of the Republicans needed to moved one of the Obama administration's key pieces of legislation into law. Brown had...
  • The Kagan fight: Will Republicans play politics? How about Arlen Specter? Text, video of Obama's announcement

     
    Last week, President Obama met privately at the White House with two Republican senators who could be key in the coming politics over his nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court: Minority Whip John Kyl of Arizona......
  • Goldman Sachs: Senate frustrations grow over execs' responses to questions

     
    The frustrations from senators bubbled up quickly as they launched into questions revolving around Goldman Sachs’ complex financial transactions. The four Goldman employees on the first panel asked for time to read e-mails they were directed to in the...
  • Goldman Sachs: Execs defend details of deals to skeptical senators

     
    God, or the devil, is in the details, and Goldman Sachs executives illustrated that point Tuesday as they pushed to explain the nitty-gritty of their dealings to a Senate investigating committee. In their testimony, the four-person panel of witnesses...
  • Goldman Sachs: Democrats push financial regulation bill

     
    Democrats lost no time Tuesday raising the political issue of financial regulation as a Senate panel probed Goldman Sachs and its role in the financial meltdown. Panel chairman Sen. Carl Levin criticized Wall Street firms for lobbying against the...
  • Fighting over Ft. Hood

     
    Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the sort-of Democrat who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, is accusing the Obama administration of stonewalling the panel's investigation of last year's Ft. Hood massacre. The administration has given the...