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Charlie Crist blasts bill that Democrats say will rollback Dodd-Frank Act

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Charlie Crist took to the floor of the U.S. House on Thursday to blast the Financial CHOICE Act, a Republican-sponsored bill that would undo significant parts of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms implemented the wake of the Great Recession.. “Unrestrained greed on Wall Street caused a preventable disaster because at no point did anyone say: This is simply wrong,” Crist said before the House approved the measure. “I remember 2008 and 2009: the bailouts, the foreclosures, the long, painful road to recovery,” he said. “The…

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In Tampa, Alan Grayson says a Senate victory for him is the chance “to take our govt. back”

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“All rise!” Those were the first words that Alan Grayson uttered in jest while entering a conference room at the Seminole Heights Library in Tampa on Thursday night. The Orlando area U.S. Representative and U.S. Senate candidate then gave a sarcastic shoutout to the “trackers” who follow his every move in public, before setting in for the next hour-and-half- to take questions from approximately 80 people at the town-hall meeting. Gun control, the environment, restoring the voting rights to ex-felons, and even…

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