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Financial Reform Debate

Fake Debate: The Senate Will Not Vote On Big Banks

The Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A real debate, in the modern American system, needs a vote on something specific - in this case, an amendment to the main legislation. And Senator Ka...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In case you missed it, this week saw the launch of HuffPost Hill, our afternoon email newsletter covering the Washington political scene -- from what's happening on the Hill and who's in and who's out at the White House to the latest DC news and buzz. It's a new media spin on the old afternoon newspaper -- both a breezy and useful daily recap and a timely look at what's ahead -- made to be read on your handheld. You can sign up here. And if you, like the rest of the world, are getting lost in the complexity and opacity of the financial reform debate, let our new video editor Ben Craw be your guide through the myriad metaphors the media have used to explain things -- starting with the Goldman Sachs fraud case. And here's a link to his earlier video mashups.

Financial Reform: Will We Even Have A Debate?

The Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The New York Times reports that financial reform is the next top priority for Democrats. Barney Frank, fresh from meeting with the president, sends a...