Financial Services Issues; Will TARP 2 Pass Congress; Broadband Funding in Stimulus Package; Fighting to Save a Torture Victim

January 15, 2009
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs

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Episode Description

Congress and the incoming Obama Administration remain hard at work trying to find solutions for the nation's ailing economy. Todd Cranford, former Senior Counsel to the House Financial Services Committee, is our guest to talk about the financial services the Congress and the Obama Administration will focus on first. Kristen Wegner returns to talk about the Congressional showdown over the second $350 billion in TARP funding. It sounds like a James Bond plot - a person is kidnapped from a London café and spirited off to a KGB prison, convicted in a secret trial, and tortured at a prison deep in the old Soviet Union. But this story is true and we'll talk with Joe Brand, Kristen Johnson and Scott Thompson, the lawyers fighting to save the life of Emanuel Zeltser. Finally, Jennifer Cetta reveals how the stimulus package will help spur broadband development.

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