Morning Links: Wall Street Reform Bill Passes, Dennis Blair Resigns, No Jail for Lindsay Lohan


As President Obama spoke to the press about the Senate’s passing of his 1,500-page Wall Street overhaul bill yesterday, a rodent ran right in front of him. To his credit, he did not scream. The bill would create a consumer protection agency, strengthen oversight of derivative trading, and ban proprietary trading at banks. Legislation will now be negotiated with the House.

It’s shaping up to be another nervous day on Wall Street.

Dennis Blair, U.S. intelligence director, announced yesterday that he’ll be stepping down, per President Obama’s request.

Lindsay Lohan’s lawyers have paid $100,000 bail to keep her out of jail, even while she remains in France. A warrant had been issued for her arrest yesterday after she failed to show up for a missed court hearing (her excuse: she lost her passport).

Jim Joe tags Shepard Fairey’s mural on Houston, sort of.

There’s another video of the BP oil leak. It may be 19 times greater than originally thought.

Fish are afraid of their reflections, which somehow means fish are like humans. Scientists!

It’s sunny and in the 80s today for National Bike to Work Day.