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Media Roundtable: Understanding the Italian election results & the Dodd-Frank rollback

Mar 9, 2018

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of a bipartisan push to roll back the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and the results of Italy's election.

This week, the Senate voted 67-31 to debate the banking deregulation bill, which would dismantle major parts of the law, including a provision that limits banks from speculating with taxpayer-backed deposits. We’ll also discuss the White House decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the victory of populist and far right parties in Italy’s election. 

Guests:

Gary Rivlin, reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, and author of Katrina: After the Flood

David Dayen, contributor to The Intercept, and author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud

Eric Reguly, European bureau chief of The Globe and Mail

Web Resources:

Globe and Mail: Italy’s populists gain major ground in election, but the fight is far from over

The Intercept: GARY COHN: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

The New Republic: How Congress Can Wage an Effective Trade War

The Investigative Fund: Bank Earnings are Soaring, but Congress Wants to Gut Post-Crisis Safeguards

The Intercept: SENATE CLAIMS TO FIX ITS WALL STREET BILL, BUT A LOOK AT THE TEXT SAYS IT’S STILL A GIVEAWAY

Deutsche Welle:  Who are Italy's two leading populist parties: Five Star Movement and the League?