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September 14, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

  • On Wall St., Obama pitches stricter financial rules (New York Times).
  • The full text of Obama’s speech today to Wall Street (The White House).
  • Lehman collapse bound Wall Street closer to Washington (Sunlight Foundation).
  • Stiglitz says banking problems are now bigger than pre-Lehman (Bloomberg).
  • AP poll: worries linger on economy (AP).
  • A profile of the drug industry’s top lobbyist, Billy Tauzin (Washington Examiner).
  • Obama approval goes up, health care opposition softens (The Swamp).
  • Republican House Leader John Boehner will vote “no” on the resolution to condemn heckler Joe Wilson (Glenn Thrush).
  • “Wait a Second. Why Shouldn’t We Insure Illegals?” (Newsweek).
  • Dems lack the votes to pass healthcare legislation in the latest whip count (Red State).
  • CBO scores the latest Finance Committee healthcare outline at $880 billion over 10 years (TPM DC).
  • PhRMA to spend $150 on ads supporting the Finance Committee’s public option-less healthcare bill (Prescriptions Blog).
  • 41% of Americans believe that Obama’s healthcare reform plan includes death panels (Taegan Goddard).
  • Senate votes 83-7 to strip ACORN of all federal funding for housing programs (Hot Air).
  • Senate Democrats launch a Twitter war room (@DemWarRoom).
  • Swedish environmental leader calls on the U.S. Senate to pass a climate bill (Senatus).
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