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Dodd Denounces Pace of Banking Overhaul

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February 5, 2010
By: Sewell Chan, NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — Executives at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase expressed misgivings on Thursday about the Obama administration’s new proposals to restrict the size and risk-taking of the country’s largest financial institutions.
Their comments, before the Senate Banking Committee, appeared to further complicate the challenge facing the panel’s chairman, Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut. For… READ MORE

DONATELLI: The GOP after Massachusetts

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February 5, 2010
By: Frank Donatelli, Washingtontimes.com Scott Brown’s historic win in Massachusetts scrambles the politi -cal picture for both parties. For Demo-crats, it means they will have far more dif- ficulty turning their momentary supermajority into a permanently larger federal establishment. For Republicans, it gives them a toehold on power in Washington, a seat at the policy table and an even greater… READ MORE

Landrieu denies ‘purchase’ of vote

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February 5, 2010
By: Jennifer Haberkorn, Washtingtontimes.com Sen. Mary L. Landrieu on Thursday tried to quell critics who accused her of making a backroom deal to secure $300 million in Medicaid funding for Louisiana in the Senate’s health care reform bill.
“Nothing about this effort was secret. Nothing,” the Louisiana Democrat said in a floor speech in her most vigorous defense yet… READ MORE
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Unemployment Rate Falls in January

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February 5, 2010
By: Troy McMullen, ABCNews.com The nation’s employers reduced their payrolls by 20,000 during January, a government report showed, generating fresh anxiety about a labor market… READ MORE

Tea Party Convention Plans National Organizing Strategy for Elections

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February 5, 2010
By: Carl Cameron, FoxNews.com NASHVILLE, TN – Fox News has learned Tea Party convention organizers plan a big news conference here Friday to propose the closest thing yet to a national organizing strategy for the upcoming 2010 midterm elections.
The first ever Tea Party Convention has attracted a sellout crowd of a thousand activists from as far away as… READ MORE
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Brown takes Senate seat with jobs bill on agenda

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February 5, 2010
By: Jennifer Haberkorn, Washingtontimes.com Republican Scott Brown on Thursday took over the Senate seat long held by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts as lawmakers… READ MORE
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Dems finagle $1.9T rise in debt cap

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February 5, 2010
By: Stephen Dinan, Washingtontimes.com It took legislative acrobatics and some hard swallowing by Democrats, but Congress on Thursday sent President Obama a bill that raises… READ MORE

House Votes to Hike Debt Limit

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February 4, 2010
By: Chad Pergram, FoxNews.com The House of Representatives Thursday voted to raise the debt limit by $1.9 trillion. That vote raises the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, a new high for the amount of debt the U.S. has ever carried.
As recently as 2001, the U.S. debt was only at $5.7 trillion. But exploded throughout the past decade after… READ MORE

Productivity, Jobless Claims Rise

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February 4, 2010
By: Luca Dileo and Sarah N. Lynch The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, indicating the labor market remains sluggish even as the economic recovery gains steam.
Labor Department data out Thursday also showed that U.S. productivity continued to surge in the fourth quarter of 2009 as a growing economy didn’t… READ MORE
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Border fence plagued by glitches, long delays

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February 4, 2010
By: Jaques Billeaud PHOENIX — An ambitious, $6.7 billion government project to secure nearly the entire Mexican border with a “virtual fence” of cameras, ground… READ MORE

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