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Left, Right & Center: Iran on the Brink? Financial Regulation and Healthcare Snag

07/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Massive post election protests in Iran this week are being capped by threats of an iron fist if they continue; what should Obama do, as the House pushes a resolution in support of the protesters? Plus a history lesson from Bob and Tony about US involvement in Iran.

Treasury Secretary Geithner unveiled new regulatory proposals to oversee the financial industry. Will consumers be better protected or were the new rules too watered down by special interests and other players to create real reform?

And the CBO announced the costs for healthcare proposals - before the actual bill has been proposed. Was this a blunder Obama can recover from?