This will get your blood boiling: a new report shows that Wall Street firms handed out $18.4 billion in bonuses last year as companies were seeking government bailouts. OK, sure, that's a 44% drop from 2007, but it's still the sixth-biggest on record.
President Obama calls the payouts "shameful." "There will be a time for them to make profits, and there will be a time for them to get bonuses. Now is not that time," he added.
That tough talk is being back up with some tough action.
Tonight we've learned President Obama is planning next week to unveil a plan to help fix the financial system that will include a crackdown on Wall Street bonuses, according to two senior administration officials. CNN's Ed Henry will have the details from the White House.
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We're also following now private citizen Rod Blagojevich. He's been ousted as the governor of Illinois in a state Senate vote of 59-0. A unanimous decision. He's not staying quiet. A little bit after the vote Blagojevich spoke to reporters outside his Chicago home. "The fix was in from the very beginning," he said.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn gets to change his business card. The 60-year-old tax attorney is now the Governor. We'll have the latest developments on the wild day in Illinois politics.
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