Lofgren out at Ethics Committee — Roll Call

Harry Reid rebuts earmark talk from President Obama — Dave Weigel

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission states that “[the] financial crisis was an “avoidable” disaster caused by widespread failures in government regulation, corporate mismanagement and heedless risk-taking by Wall Street.” The report was not approved by any of the four Republicans on the commission — New York Times

Food industry vs. Michelle Obama: food label transparency showdown — New York Times