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September 20, 2012

Harry Reid cancels Senate votes for the day so Scott Brown can make debate

  • Scott Brown ”I’m sure if we don’t make [the debate] tonight, we’ll reschedule it for Monday or something,” the Senator said around 2pm today, just hours before a scheduled debate with his Senate opponent Elizabeth Warren. “Bottom line is, the people have sent me down here to do my job — and that’s to vote.” Democrats immediately accused Brown of attempting to avoid the debate.
  • Harry Reid ”No more votes today. It’s obvious to me what’s going on. I’ve been to a few of these rodeos,” the Majority Leader said shortly after Brown’s comments. “One of the senators who doesn’t want to debate tonight won’t be in a debate. While he can’t use the Senate as an excuse, there will be no more votes today.” Reid canceled the rest of the votes for the day so that Brown could make the debate—which he did. source

The Massachusetts Senate race is shaping up to be one of the closest races of 2012, with Brown and Warren consistently running within just a few points of one another. If you missed tonight’s debate, here are two recaps

21:52 // 2 years ago
October 12, 2011
I wish I knew that he was willing to listen to my advice, I would have given him some: I would have told him not to impeach Clinton, I would have told his successors not to go to war with Iraq, and I would have told [Tom] DeLay not to go on the dance show.
Rep. Barney Frank • Getting in an ice burn on Newt Gingrich, who ripped him and fellow Dodd-Frank architect Christopher Dodd, suggesting they should go to jail for daring to pass a financial reform. “If you want to put people in jail, you ought to start with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd,” Gingrich claimed during Tuesday night’s debate. As you might guess, Frank took umbrage with that assessment: “This notion we caused the problem that started while they were in charge even by Gingrich’s standards is very odd.” source (viafollow)
10:20 // 2 years ago
October 19, 2010

Financial reform bill puts Bank of America in the red this quarter

  • $7.3 billion in quarterly losses for Bank of America
  • $10.4
    billion
    the size of the company’s one-time charge the company will take due to fees caused by the Dodd-Frank financial reform act
  • $3.1
    billion
    the size of the company’s net income otherwise, which beat estimates; they plan to be more transparent about fees in the future source
9:43 // 3 years ago