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CNN’s Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh Win National Press Foundation Dirksen Award

CNN senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash and senior congressional producer Deirdre Walsh have been named recipients of the 2012 Everett McKinley Dirksen Awards for Distinguished Reporting of Congress. Bash and Walsh reported in July on a loophole in the STOCK Act, passed this year, that could allow family members of lawmakers to profit from insider information on trades. In the aftermath of the CNN story, Congress closed the loophole in August. Watch Bash and Walsh’s report:

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CNN Report Results In Congressional Stock Trade Loophole Being Closed

Thanks to a CNN report, a loophole that allowed family members of politicians to theoretically benefit from insider information when making stock trades. CNN’s Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh revealed the loophole in mid-July during this report:

Just a few weeks later, thanks to the reporting, the loophole was closed. See Bash’s update on “AC360,” where she explained how the loophole was closed, after the jump.

Update: Also worth noting that the bill was passed in the first place thanks to the reporting of CBS’ “60 Minutes.” See Steve Kroft talking about the story after the jump.

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