Daily Archives: September 24, 2008

>Quote of the Day

>“You don’t suspend your campaign. This doesn’t smell right. This isn’t the way a tested hero behaves… I think someone’s putting something in his metamucil.”

— David Letterman, blasting Sen. John McCain for canceling his appearance today on the Late Show even though he was “just down the street.”

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Quote of the Day

“You don’t suspend your campaign. This doesn’t smell right. This isn’t the way a tested hero behaves… I think someone’s putting something in his metamucil.”

— David Letterman, blasting Sen. John McCain for canceling his appearance today on the Late Show even though he was “just down the street.”

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>N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez:Administration Flying By the Seat of Their Pants

>Senator Menendez left the following post on the Hill’s Congress Blog yesterday:

“I got concerned, as I sat there and listened for several hours, that to some degree the administration is flying by the seat of their pants. They’re in such uncharted territory that they don’t know quite what to do. They want a very robust response to assure the markets, but I’m not quite sure what they would do with that robust response.

I hope they’ve gotten a clear message, in a bipartisan way, that there have to be real taxpayer protections here and that there should be some further efforts, if we’re going to keep CEOs in their offices, to keep families in their homes.”

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N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez:Administration Flying By the Seat of Their Pants

Senator Menendez left the following post on the Hill’s Congress Blog yesterday:

“I got concerned, as I sat there and listened for several hours, that to some degree the administration is flying by the seat of their pants. They’re in such uncharted territory that they don’t know quite what to do. They want a very robust response to assure the markets, but I’m not quite sure what they would do with that robust response.

I hope they’ve gotten a clear message, in a bipartisan way, that there have to be real taxpayer protections here and that there should be some further efforts, if we’re going to keep CEOs in their offices, to keep families in their homes.”

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Obama Camp: ‘The Debate is On’


        “The debate is on,” a senior Obama campaign official told ABC News.

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Obama Camp: ‘The Debate is On’


        “The debate is on,” a senior Obama campaign official told ABC News.

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Choose Your Vice

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Choose Your Vice

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>FBI Opens Financial Fraud Investigations

>Think Progress

The FBI has opened investigations into Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, and AIG, looking into whether “fraud helped cause some of the troubles” at these financial institutions. According to the FBI, these probes “are part of an effort to pursue allegations of higher-level fraud more sweeping than the retail-level infractions that have been at the center of most cases brought so far.”

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FBI Opens Financial Fraud Investigations

Think Progress

The FBI has opened investigations into Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, and AIG, looking into whether “fraud helped cause some of the troubles” at these financial institutions. According to the FBI, these probes “are part of an effort to pursue allegations of higher-level fraud more sweeping than the retail-level infractions that have been at the center of most cases brought so far.”

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Filed under AIG, Fannie Mae, FBI, Financial crisis, fraud, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers