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"I for one do not excuse Wall Street [reform’s] mediocrity," Nation executive editor Richard Kim explained Sunday morning in a lively panel discussion on Up With Chris Hayes. Joining Hayes and Republican presidential nominee Buddy Roemer, Kim cross-examined the purported similarities between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party movement, and urged the Democrats to fight for more aggressive financial reform. You can read his past coverage of Occupy Wall Street here.

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