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Hillary Clinton Brings Tough Wall Street Talk to Stephen Colbert's Show

“Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.”
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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After weeks of testing out her positions on income inequality and Wall Street regulation in the financial press, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton brought her message to an unlikely venue: the late-night comedy circuit. 

On her first visit to Stephen Colbert’s new Late Show, the host asked Clinton what she would do if a recent recession-era scenario were to play out again. If Clinton were president, Colbert asked, “and the banks are failing, do we let the banks fail this time?”