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An Unlikely Couple 10.6.2011 American Prospect
Mortgage lenders and consumer advocates have paired up to protest a key component of financial reform.
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Chinks in Small-Business Protection's Armor 9.6.2011 Portfolio.com: News and Markets
A bill aimed at strengthening protections for small businesses against federal regulatory burdens fell short of passage in the Senate.
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Debtors' Prison 9.6.2011 American Prospect
Sometimes, loans simply cannot be paid.
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Rick Santorum: Climate change a liberal scheme 9.6.2011 Daily Kos
Rick Santorum (Caricature by DonkeyHotey ) When you're already hip-deep in in craziness, how can you distinguish yourself? Double-down, of course. Here's Santorum Wednesday on Rush Limbaugh's radio show: There’s a variety of factors that contribute to the earth warming and cooling, and to me this is an opportunity for the left to create—it’s a beautifully concocted scheme because they know that the earth is gonna cool and warm. It’s been on a warming trend so they said, “Oh, let’s take advantage of that and say that we need the government to come in and regulate your life some more because it’s getting warmer,” just like they did in the seventies when it was getting cool, they needed the government to come in and regulate your life because it’s getting cooler. It’s just an excuse for more government control of your life, and I’ve never been for any scheme or even accepted the junk science behind the whole narrative. Next thing you know Santorum will be quoting the late Petr Beckmann, an ...
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Baba Ramdev declares business assets 9.6.2011 New Kerala: World News
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The Perils of Complexity 9.6.2011 Red State
As a practicing lawyer, I naturally have a professional interest in vague and/or complex legal rules that require lots of expensive legal research, training and experience to understand and explain. But complexity isn’t just costly to consumers of legal services, and thus a burden on business as well as on citizen access to the courts. It’s also a drag on the economy and on personal liberty, as businesses and ordinary citizens must choose between paying lots of compliance lawyers or steering too wide of increasingly large gray areas. It risks in particular the unfair, arbitrary and sometimes corrupt or discriminatory abuse of the criminal justice system to prosecute things that were hard to foresee as violations of the law. And it demeans democracy, as the actual making of law is done by judges and bureaucrats rather than citizen-elected legislators. One of the greatest virtues of Justice Scalia in his quarter-century on the Supreme Court (he celebrates 25 years on the High Court in ...
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Will The Eleventh Circuit Stage A Minor Coup In The Affordable Care Act Case? 9.6.2011 Think Progres
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most Americans to either carry insurance or pay slighty more income taxes for a simple reason. The act also forbids insurance companies from denying coverage to patients with preexisting conditions, and this ban cannot function if patients are free to enter and exit the insurance market at will. If [...]
US said to be falling behind in green tech 9.6.2011 Boston Globe: Technology
US said to be falling behind in green tech
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SILENCE ON WEINER AND EDWARDS 9.6.2011 The Moderate Voice
I have so far refrained from commenting on the sex and political scandals involving current U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner of New York and former U.S. Senator John Edwards of North Carolina. Some TMV readers might complain that this is an obvious oversight by an allegedly left-leaning blogger overlooking two Democrats. This partisan charge is far [...]
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E. Thomas McClanahan: The drag on hiring and recovery 9.6.2011 Twincities.com: Opinion

The economic recovery is 2 years old this month. Isn't that reassuring? I didn't think so. As recoveries go, this one is as blah as it gets. Judging by the most recent indicators, we may be headed for a double dip, or perhaps a period of flatlining that feels just as bad.

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Banks fail in Senate vote over debit card fees 9.6.2011 San Jose Mercury News: News
Charge to retailers on debit-card buys greatly reduced
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Banking: Senate reins in debit card 'swipe fees' 9.6.2011 LA Times: Opinion
Total swipe fees for debit cards are estimated at nearly $20 billion annually, which is why banks fought to water down Congress' attempt to reduce the fees.

Total swipe fees for debit cards are estimated at nearly $20 billion annually, which is why banks fought to water down Congress' attempt to reduce the fees.


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US banks lose vote on card fees 9.6.2011 BBC: Business
The US Senate narrowly votes against a move to delay capping the fees banks charge retailers for using debit cards.
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Judges sharply challenge health care law 9.6.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By GREG BLUESTEIN The Associated Press Published Jun 8, 2011 05:40PM MDT Atlanta • Judges on a federal appeals court panel on Wednesday repeatedly raised questions about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, expressing unease with the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or face penalties. All three judges on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel questioned whether upholding the landmark law could open the door to Congress adopting other sweeping economic mandates. The panel is made up of two Democratic appointees and one Republ... ...
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Federal appeals panel seems receptive to pivotal challenge over new federal health care law 9.6.2011 Star Tribune: Nation
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Banks lose fight over debit card fees 9.6.2011 Chicago Tribune: Business
Banks lose fight over debit card fees
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Cap on debit card swipe fees survives Senate vote 9.6.2011 LA Times: Business
An attempt to roll back pending federal rules and preserve higher debit card swipe fees came within six votes of passage, ensuring that the long-running battle will continue.

The Senate left in place pending federal rules that will cap the fees charged by banks each time a consumer swipes a debit card, ending for now a fight that rekindled populist fervor against Wall Street.


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Pawlenty: ‘I will require sunsetting of all federal regulations’ 9.6.2011 Think Progres
In a Tuesday address at the University of Chicago, GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty revealed his radical agenda literally means the end of the rule of law: “I will require sunsetting of all federal regulations, unless specifically sustained by a vote of Congress.” Watch it:
Appeals court panel seems receptive to health care challenge 9.6.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
All three judges on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel questioned whether upholding the landmark law could open the door to Congress adopting other sweeping economic mandates.
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GOP-led House panel to hold Boeing hearing in SC 9.6.2011 AP Washington
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A Republican-led House committee plans to hold a June 17 hearing in South Carolina on a federal board's suit alleging the Boeing Co. retaliated against Washington state union workers by building an assembly plant in this southern, right-to-work state....
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