Father of the email attachment Guardian
Strauss-Kahn investigated in vice case Financial Times
US petrol prices close in on $4 a gallon Financial Times
Video: Gas Prices Explained Ed Harrison
Planned Pipelines to Rival Keystone XL Wall Street Journal
China’s Stability Gambit Stephen Roach, Project Syndicate
Bo Xilai’s China Crime Crackdown Adds to Scandal New York Times. The problem is at this remove, who knows what layer of kabuki we are looking at.
Briton in China Advised Intelligence Firm Wall Street Journal
Murdoch cops blast over pay TV pirates Australian Financial Review. The headline is terrible, but the allegations are serious.
Success Stories Paul Krugman. You cannot make stuff like this up.
WANKER OF THE DECADE Atrios (hat tip Lambert). Ooh, this is gonna be hard!
Obamacare is Unconstitutional? Now They Tell Us Michael Kinsley Bloomberg
The Supreme Court and the ACA: Is Health Care Unique and Does it Matter? Jon Walker, Firedoglake
Health Care Jujitsu Robert Reich. This is clever, and I guarantee Obama would never do it.
Bernanke muted on US economic health Financial Times
The White House should stop coddling Buffett Financial Times
Private Jets, Buffett and Taxes New York Times
Goldman eyes electronic bond trading Financial Times
Calling DeMarco’s Bluff? Use the GSEs’ Market Power to Force 2d Lien Write Downs Adam Levitin, Credit Slips. I’m not certain DeMarco can go as far as Levitin suggests, in terms of prescribing the GSE’s actions.
NPR/Pro Publica Story on Fannie/Freddie Principal Mod Analysis Falls Apart Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
Subprime and the crisis rdan, Angry Bear
Concerns over Ally’s mortgage unit plan Financial Times
The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost Chris Hedges Truthdig
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