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Obama to Meet with Top Bankers

Here’s an Obama event that we can safely assume will not be televised, for a change: The President will meet with top bankers today to discuss “regulatory reform, risks to the financial system and executive bonuses,” according to Reuters. The meeting is part of the administration’s campaign to reach out to financial executives in order to ensure their participation in its rescue efforts. According to a White House official, Obama will “reiterate his belief that getting the economy back on track will require an understanding that each of us must look beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other in order for America to succeed."