Headlines on the front pages of regional papers across the country today carried a clear message: Republicans are blocking efforts to hold Wall Street accountable. A sampling is below. We hope Republicans will reconsider their decision to protect Wall Street over the interests of middle-class Americans, and join with us to fight for the strongest possible measures to put consumers back in control and hold Wall Street accountable for the reckless gambling that cost 8 million Americans their jobs.
Portland Press-Herald, A1: GOP BLOCKS DEBATE ON FINANCIAL REFORM. Subhead: With the public backing stricter Wall Street rules, the united Republican front may not last. LINK
The Columbus Dispatch, A1: FOR NOW, FINANCIAL FIX HITS GOP WALL. Subhead: Republicans take risk, delay debate on reform. LINK
The Kentucky Enquirer, A1: GOP BLOCKS WALL ST. OVERHAUL. Subhead: Democrats hope public ratchets up pressure. LINK
Lexington Herald-Leader, A1: GOP BLOCKS FINANCIAL REFORM BILL. LINK
Courier-Journal, A1: GOP BLOCKS DEBATE ON FINANCE BILL.
The News & Observer, A1: GOP SLOWS FINANCIAL OVERHAUL. Subhead: Despite political posturing, a behind-the-scenes deal is likely. LINK
Chattanooga Times Free Press, A1: GOP DELAYS ACTION ON BANK CONTROLS. LINK
Pioneer Press, A1: GOP BLOCKS FINANCE OVERHAUL. Subhead: Republicans hold out for changes as Democrats keep up the pressure. LINK
Star Tribune, A1: GOP BLOCKS DEBATE ON FINANCIAL OVERHAUL. Subhead: The showdown on the Senate floor has as much to do with bill’s specifics as it does the midterm elections. LINK
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, A1: SENATE REPUBLICANS STALL FINANCE-OVERHAUL DEBATE. LINK
Dallas Morning News, A1: GOP DELAYS FINANCE BILL. Subhead: Repeat vote is expected today on overhaul; bipartisan accord possible. LINK
Journal-Sentinel, A1: GOP BLOCKS FINANCIAL BILL IN SENATE. Subhead: Democrats lack votes to open debate on reform, but negotiations continue. LINK
The Indianapolis Star, A1: GOP BLOCKS DEBATE ON FINANCIAL REGULATION. Subhead: But compromise still likely on new controls for Wall Street. LINK