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Wall St. Firing Squad Coming Together

The newest manifestation of Congress' insatiable appetite to play the Wall St. blame game will be unleashed soon. The 10-member Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will have about 18 months to determine once and for all how last year's meltdown happened. For those hoping to get in on the fun, it appears as though there are 7 seats left.

A short list of names has emerged for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission that includes former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson; former Democratic head of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Brooksley Born; and Alex Pollock, a fellow at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Nominees emerge for US panel on Wall Street meltdown [Reuters]