A joint press conference by Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Shelby?We had to read the press release twice, but sure enough, the New York Democrat and the Alabama Republican — who do not see eye to eye on many issues — teamed up last week to respond to the Bernie Madoff scandal.

The two Senate Banking Committee members joined forces to unveil legislation that would add hundreds of investigators and prosecutors to the financial fraud units at law enforcement agencies to target white-collar crimes.

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