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A Righteous Anger: Demanding Wall Street Accountability

by: Michael Conrad

Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 02:36:48 AM EST

On Sunday night 60 Minutes went there. Prosecuting Wall Street asks why over three years after the Great Crash of 2008, no one on Wall Street has been prosecuted. Specifically, why haven't the Department of Justice or the SEC prosecuted Wall Street for violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act? CBS' Steve Kroft interviewed two high-level whistleblowers and Obama Administration Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer.
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Bill Clinton In Washington State Should Go Viral

by: Michael Conrad

Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 15:38:39 PM EST

This clip of Bill Clinton campaigning for Senator Patty Murray here in Washington is incredible.  Clinton calls attention to the woefully under-covered progressive victory that is student loan reform while urging young voters to spread the word and GOTV.  

This is the former president at his best.  Pass this one around.  

Clinton makes an excellent point.  Student loan reform is the Democratic accomplishment that draws the clearest contrast between the two parties.  Democrats passed it to stop banks from ripping off students and working families.  Republicans want to repeal it on behalf of their special interest overlords who can't stand it.  

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Right At Your Front Door

by: Michael Conrad

Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 23:28:05 PM EST

Most of my local attention has gone to Senator Patty Murray's re-election, and talking to neighbors (broadly speaking) about why they shouldn't play a key role in sending Dave Reichert back to Congress... again.  

Murray just finished up her final debate with consumate Republican hack ("we MUST balance the budget... and extend the Bush tax cuts for the most wealthy") Dino Rossi.   And Suzane DelBene, the Democrat challenging Rep. Reichert here in WA-08, is now within striking distance.  Clearly both these races are important, and and while my vote was never in question, I recently learned of yet another reason to GOTV.  

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