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Did Bernanke & Paulson Strong-Armed B of A’s Lewis For Merrill’s Deal?

Did Bernanke & Paulson Strong-Armed B of A’s Lewis For Merrill’s Deal?

On Thursday, the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform continued its investigation of the Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch merger with a hearing untitled: “Bank of America & Merrill Lynch: How did a private deal turn into a Federal bail out?”

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Gonzales Under Serious Scrutiny in Special Counsel’s Probe of U.S. Attorney Firings

A special prosecutor appointed to investigate the firings of nine federal prosecutors in 2006 has built a strong case against Alberto Gonzales that may result in obstruction of justice charges against the former Attorney General related to the role he played in the U.S. Attorney firings, according to attorneys directly involved in the probe whose clients have met with the special counsel.

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Obama Takes On Immigration Reform, Yet Again

Barack Obama’s promises to the American people when he was running for the presidency are still up on his campaign website. His “Blueprint For America,” a guide to the issues him and Joe Biden would take on if elected, are listed there, including immigration reform

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Obama’s Remarks On Iran Translated in Persian

The topics of President Obama’s press conference were health care, the situation in Iran. On Iran language was more assertive, but still stressing that the US had no intention in meddling with the Islamic Republic’s affairs.

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White House Still Battles Questions On North Korea

“The North Koreans continue to make statements, bellicose statements, threatening different actions,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at this morning’s press briefing when he was asked by a reporter how worried people in Hawaii should be at the possibility of North Korea launching a missile in near the island.

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