Tales from the Trail

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Ag committee chair says new faces mean new dynamic on Capitol Hill

March 16, 2011

They are new, enthusiastic and changing the environment on Capitol Hill.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas says "do not underestimate the effect" of the large number of freshmen lawmakers on his committee, which will sit down to overhaul U.S. farm subsidies next year. USA/

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So how plugged in is the SEC chair? (technologically speaking)

March 1, 2011

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro says her agency has its work cut out to compete with the massive amounts of money that private firms, policed by the SEC, pour into the latest technology.

Washington Extra – Summit day

February 28, 2011

Our Washington bureau interviewed regulators and lawmakers at a Reuters finance summit today.

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Dodd Rejects Carter Criticism of Ted Kennedy

September 20, 2010

U.S. Senator Chris Dodd on Monday came to the defense of his old buddy, the late Senator Edward Kennedy, against new criticism by former President Jimmy Carter.

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Angelides: People make mistakes, take Alan Greenspan and Captain of Titanic

April 29, 2010

Phil Angelides, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission chairman, says he'd rather see some taking of responsibility than hear another "I'm sorry."

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Where disaster and compensation intersect you’ll find Kenneth Feinberg

April 29, 2010

You can call him mediator, or you can call him negotiator, but don't call him pay czar. REGULATION-SUMMIT/

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Eliot Spitzer loved politics, so will he run again?

April 28, 2010

This much is clear -- Eliot Spitzer loved politics, he loved being New York governor, he loved being New York attorney general.

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Against high Hill drama, SEC chief mum on Goldman

April 27, 2010

First of all, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro would not talk about Goldman Sachs.

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FDIC Chair Bair: think before you point that finger…

April 27, 2010

The latest blame game circulating in Washington on financial regulation may end up with those who point fingersĀ  finding that they have three fingers pointing back.

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What if there were no “too big to fail”? Fed’s Hoenig has a vision

April 26, 2010

USA/Democrats and Republicans alike on Capitol Hill say they want to toss out the concept of "too big to fail" in the financial regulation reform they are tussling over. That way if a financial firm is going to go under, it will go under, with no thought for a taxpayer handout.