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A Treasury Department Fail, ‘SNL’ Takes on Biden, and More
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A look at the day's political happenings, including a bipartisan agreement reached on immigration reform and Obama and Clinton give a joint interview on "60 Minutes." A look at the day's political happenings, including a bipartisan agreement reached on immigration reform and Obama and Clinton give a joint interview on "60 Minutes."

AIG's Big 'Screw You' to America

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In the ultimate act of corporate greed, the insurance giant--which received a bailout from the government to the tune of $182 billion--is showing what a truly unscrupulous and morally bankrupt organization it is by mulling whether to join a lawsuit against Uncle Sam over unfair bailout terms.

The Natural Gas Bubble

The natural gas industry is waging an aggressive public relations campaign to bolster investor confidence, despite evidence showing that shale gas is an unreliable resource and that the production process releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere. The natural gas industry is waging an aggressive PR campaign to bolster investor confidence, despite evidence that the production process releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere.

Treasury Projects a Profit From Bailout

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Just as Mitt Romney has locked up the Republican nomination on a boast of fiscal conservatism, President Obama's Treasury Department has said it expects to turn a tidy $2 billion profit from TARP and other extraordinary measures taken to bail out the financial industry.

Truthdigger of the Week: Greg Smith
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Yes, as a high-level executive for Goldman Sachs for more than a decade, Greg Smith was part of the toxic culture he decried in the resignation letter printed in Wednesday's New York Times and re-posted around the world. Thus, he was part of the problem.

AIG Chairman Looks Down His Nose at OWS

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The chairman of AIG, which is now majority owned by the United States Treasury thanks to a $182.3 billion bailout, was on Bloomberg TV, appropriately enough, when he declared that the "Occupy Wall Street crowd" has "a very simplistic view of things."

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