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Not much done on agenda of change

Lobbyists stymie regulatory push

At his inauguration, Barack Obama pledged to harness the powers of Washington for the common good, saying the critical issue was whether government works. At his inauguration, Barack Obama pledged to harness the powers of Washington for the common good, saying the critical issue was whether government works. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)
By Christopher Rowland
Globe Staff / December 18, 2009

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Despite being portrayed as responsible for myriad national ills, Wall Street bankers, oil and coal companies, and health industry executives bounced back in Congress this year with remarkable success, stalling or weakening the biggest regulatory threats on President Obama’s domestic agenda. (Full article: 1247 words)

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