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SNL stars who play presidents in "Funny or Die" skit to push Congress on financial reforms

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WASHINGTON--While it looks like President Obama will not get a free standing consumer financial products safety commission, the Senate at least is poised to fold it into the Federal Reserve. Americans for Financial Reform--led by former Chicagoan Heather Booth--worked with the comedy teams over at Funny or Die to enlist a cadre of Saturday Night Live current and former actors--who portray living and dead presidents--in a funny skit about the need for Congress to pass financial reform legislation. The cast, in a historic reunion, includes Will Ferrell, Chevy Chase, Ron Howard, Jim Carrey, Fred Armisen, Darrell Hammond, Dan Aykroyd, Maya Rudolph, Dana Carvey and Antonio Scarlata.

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