BET Wire: A Weekly Political Roundup

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  • Stands by His Man
  • Keys to the Treasury
  • Biting the Hand That Saved It
  • He Never Learns
  • Nuts!
  • Sooner Than Later?
  • Gun Control
  • More Popular Than Congress
  • In Case You Missed It
  • For Life
  • Closer
  • Gun Violence
  • Winding Down

Biting the Hand That Saved It

Remember AIG, the insurance giant that received an $85 billion bailout during the economic crisis in 2008? Its board has wisely declined to join a lawsuit filed against the government by shareholders who say the bailout deprived them of billions of dollars in dividends. California Rep. Maxine Waters, senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, called even considering the suit "outrageous."  

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