By Ryan McNeely

I got more at stake than Philly:

— The House prepares to pass sweeping new financial disclosure rules, with one tiny exception.

— Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) forgets the fact that he’s in the Senate and assumes the role of political pundit.

— United Nations report warns that global food prices could rise 40% in the next decade.

— Some more evidence that even the most die-hard tea-partiers will find pragmatism when necessary.

— A 30-year-old Mexican has to wait 131 years to obtain a green card and enter the U.S. legally.

Matthew is attending this conference today, and Jay-Z explains that you “Can’t Knock [His] Hustle.”