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May 10, 2010 - by Donny Shaw
  • Mike Lillis catches McConnell flip-flopping on the possibility of filibustering Kagan. (Washington Independent)
  • James Inhofe becomes the first senator to say publicly and unequivocally that he will vote against confirming Kagan for SCOTUS. (Washington Post)
  • A roundup of Judiciary Committee members’ statements on the Kagan nomination. (Senatus)
  • GOP launches SCOTUS YouTube channel. (Political Wire)
  • Erik Prince, the owner of Xe (formerly Blackwater) hosted a $1,000-a-person fundraiser yesterday for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R, CA-46]. (Under the Influence).
  • Banks lobby against the derivatives desk spin-off provision. (NYTimes)
  • Everyone expects the scaled-back Fed audit amendment to pass the Senate tomorrow. (Reuters)
  • Senate Dems unveil their prop-trading ban amendment, say it has Dodd and White House support. (Congress Daily)
  • Pat Garofalo argues that the McCain amendment to privatize the GSEs could seriously harm the fragile housing market (Wonk Room)
  • As part of their “Hill Blitz,” payday loan dealers have been pressuring customers to call their senators and ask for a carve-out for the industry from consumer protections in the financial reform bill. (L.A. Times)
  • Florida senator Bill Nelson says that lobbying and campaign contributions from big oil contributed to the BP disaster (The Hill)
  • HHS issued regulations today on allowing children to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until they are 26. (White House blog)
  • Senate unanimously approved the Faster FOIA Act last week. (truthout)
  • Check out the Faster FOIA on OpenCongress. (S.3111 and H.R.5087)
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