Oregon's Merkley gets populist points on mortgage amendment

Jeff Mapes, Oregonian:

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., gets a big win as the Senate passes an amendment cracking down on several controversial mortgage lending practices. And as a bonus, he picks up the support of Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., a favorite of the Tea Party activists.

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    It's about time Merkley did anything. Not re-electing Gordan Smith was a big big mistake. Merkyey has voted in lock step with his union owners ever since he was sworn into office. At least both he and Jeff Mapes realize that trying to act like tea party supported Brown is good for his reputation and career

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