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Mike's Blog Roundup

Hullabaloo: The federal agency that insures bank deposits, which is asking for emergency powers to borrow up to $500 billion to take over failed banks

Hullabaloo: The federal agency that insures bank deposits, which is asking for emergency powers to borrow up to $500 billion to take over failed banks, is facing a potential major shortfall in part because it collected no insurance premiums from most banks from 1996 to 2006.

Crooked Timber: Let us rally to protect the delicate flower of rugged individualism

Senate Guru: If you do something stupid, malicious, duplicitous or self-concerned that happens to also break a law, there will be repercussions, as Hookerlover David Vitter and his Republican former colleague Norm Coleman are finding out.

The Satirical Political Report:  CNBC replaces Cramer with...Kramer!

Mad Kane’s Political Madness: Can't win an argument on the merits? Just use the "distraction" gambit

Progressive Blog Digest: All round up, all the time

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