October 7th, 2009
08:34 PM ET
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Podcast: Lawmakers take on credit card changes

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In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin broke the story on CNN - credit card customers are facing difficult choices over mkaing ends meet after sudden spikes in their minimum monthly payments. Yellin reports on what some Members of Congress are doing to discourage banks from targeting consumers before a new law takes effect.

Meanwhile: On the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invastion of Afghanistan, President Obama met again Wednesday with advisers at the White House as they hash out Obama's next steps in the war torn country. Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry reports on what Obama is considering.

Finally: Vice President Biden has his own view about what the approach should be in Afghanistan. Brian Todd has the scoop on what the vice president is saying and why he thinks Pakistan is the greater threat to U.S security.

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  1. Lilarose in Bandon, OR

    Don't use regular banks!

    Join a federal credit union. In the decade I have been a credit union member I have paid ATM fees THREE TIMES!

    You can get a booklet showing location of every federal credit union in the US and if you are traveling you can find them and pay NO FEES at either end.

    My federal credit union consolidated my debts three months ago at interest rate of 9.75 which isn't bad.

    Credit unions are the biggest secret out there!

    October 7, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. Bob in Pa

    gee, you don't think any gov't actions had any thing to do with the banks current actions do you?

    October 7, 2009 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  3. obama the liar

    Joe Wilson is right.

    October 7, 2009 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  4. American Citizen

    No one cares to hear what Joe Biden's stance on Afganistan is. People would rather hear Obama's plan becaue he hasn't had one all along? Talk about commander in jepordy
    commander in trouble
    commander in lack of experience
    commander in always campaigning but never governing, hence the olympics

    October 7, 2009 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  5. CB

    Credit card companies I work with: Citibank and Bank of America, both recently and uncalled for, raised my rates or % charges with no justification. When I contacted them both, I was denied any and all requests for answers. I have been a customer of both for many years. I have always paid my payments on time, and have a higher than average credit score. I have now decided that once I pay these vampires off, they'll never get my business again. WE the tax payers bail the corporations out and they turnaround and fleece their client. I hope they fail.

    October 8, 2009 12:28 am at 12:28 am |