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April 23rd, 2009
06:20 AM ET

Fast Forward

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Here are some of the stories that will be making news later today:

At 9:30am ET, the man in charge of monitoring the 700-billion dollar taxpayer bailout appears before Congress to give a progress report today. Special Inspector General for TARP Neil Barofsky says the program has evolved into a 3-trillion dollar program of "unprecedented scope, scale and complexity."

At 10am ET, the House Financial Services Committee will be focusing on predatory lending. They'll be examining a bill Senator Barney Frank co-authored to crack down on lenders and lax lending standards.

President Obama will be on Capitol Hill to deliver remarks at the Holocaust Days of Remembrance Ceremony at 11am ET.

At 2:30pm ET, Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Capitol Hill for a House budget hearing. Don't be surprised if questions turn from budgets to potential prosecutions of Bush administration officials who authorized harsh interrogation techniques on terror suspects. Holder speaking publicly about the controversy for the first time yesterday saying, "No one is above the law."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also on Capitol Hill today. She'll be there to discuss State Department budget issues, but it's likely tough questions on Iran and Pakistan will be on the agenda.

And all day long we're keeping a close eye on those spreading wildfires in South Carolina. The coastal fires have torched over three thousand acres and over 40 homes. The CNN weather center will be monitoring those fires all day.

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