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Banks Pay Back TARP Funds By...Borrowing from Treasury
Daniel Gross, Yahoo Finance
Could Tax Reform Make the Financial System Safer?
Simon Johnson, The New York Times
Will Innovative New Financial Regulator Be Hobbled Before It Even Starts?
Lois Beckett, ProPublica
Debating Dodd-Frank: Is 'Too Big to Fail' Gone?
Victoria McGrane and Deborah Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
Split Within Nuclear Regulatory Agency
Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times
Watchdog Says U.S. Aid Money in Afghanistan May Be Fueling Insurgency
Yochi J. Dreazen, National Journal
Pentagon Braces for Much Deeper Military Spending Cuts as Part of Debt Deal
Criag Whitlock, The Washington Post
Audit: Karzai Blocks U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Effort
Jennifer Epstein, Politico
POGO Action Alert
Guess Whose Contracting Mess Won't Appear in FAPIIS, but Should?
Gary Therkildsen, OMB Watch
Lawmakers Want Competitive Sourcing on the Table
Matthew Weigelt, Washington Technology
Lawmakers Say Pakistani Plot Did Not Influence Actions
Eric Lipton, The New York Times
Chevron Hit with $1.1 Million Fine
Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Houston Chronicle