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Obama Promises Bailout Review Board

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration
will establish an independent board to review the government's
massive financial bailout program.
Obama also said in an interview aired Monday that some banks are
going to have to write down bad debts, while other banks may fail.
Administration officials, the Federal Reserve and top banking
officials are working on proposals for how the government will use
the last $350 billion from the $700 billion rescue program with
some lawmakers clamoring for greater oversight.
In an NBC interview taped Sunday and aired on NBC's "Today"
show, Obama said he is ultimately accountable and "if I don't have
this done in three years then there's gonna be a one-term
proposition."


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