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    Newsmakers with Douglas Elmendorf

    Douglas Elmendorf talked about a Congressional Budget Office report issued the previous day that suggested the federal budget deficit had fallen to $506 billion, less than one-third of what…

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    Veterans Affairs Health Services

    Damian Paletta talked about mismanagement at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health facilities. He said while much of the scrutiny had been focused on the Phoenix facility, data…

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    Newsmakers with Jason Furman

    Jason Furman, the chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, talked about the latest jobs report, the debate on raising the minimum wage, income inequality, and the…

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    Raising the Debt Limit

    Damian Paletta talked about the upcoming confrontation between the Obama administration and Congress over raising the debt limit. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote to Speaker Boehner…

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    House and Senate Budget Plans

    Damian Paletta talked about the details of the House and Senate proposed spending plans and what the plans offer for negotiating a final budget. The House plan aims to reduce spending…

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    Fiscal Cliff Deadline

    Damian Paletta talked about developments in “fiscal cliff” negotiations. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. “Fiscal cliff”…

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    Role of the Economy in the 2012 Presidential Election

    Damian Paletta spoke by phone about his Wall Street Journal front-page story on the economy and economic issues in the 2012 presidential campaign. 

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    Newsmakers with Tom Donohue

    Tom Donohue talked about the U.S. economy. Topics included employment, taxes and trade, and the role of business in the economy.

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    Federal Disability Payments

    Damian Paletta talked about the cost of the federally based disability payments and who qualifies to receive them. Other topics included the history and evolution of the program and…

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    Debt Commission Recommendations

    Damian Paletta talked about what the federal government is doing to address the U.S. federal debt and the future of recommendations made by the chairs of a bipartisan debt commission…

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    Consumer Protection Agency

    Damian Paletta talked about the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and its implications for consumers and business. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Mark Warner

    Senator Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, talked about Senate efforts to develop financial regulation legislation. Topics included to efforts to re-impose a…

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    Financial Regulation Reform Update

    Damian Paletta spoke by phone about his Wall Street Journal piece, “An Update on the Financial Regulations Bill.”

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    Federal Takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Ranking Member Richard Shelby talked by remote video about the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Topics included the…

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    Housing Legislation

    Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Chris Dodd talked by remote video about his legislation aimed at stabilizing the housing market, which Democrats hope the Senate…

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    Mortgage Lending

    Damian Paletta talked about rules passed by the Federal Reserve Board that targeted numerous types of lending practices. The intention of the rule was to restrict the possible actions…

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    Democratic Party Agenda

    Rep. Frank was interviewed about the recent Congressional elections, the upcoming transition in the House leadership, and his thoughts as he prepares to assume chairmanship of the…

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