NU Editor In Chief Sam Friedman can think of only one reason why Al Gore would ban the press from his speech before a Marsh breakfast for 1,300-plus clients at today’s RIMS conference in New Orleans. Could it be he is ashamed to be seen taking big bucks from the industry in general, and a brokerage once hammered for alleged bid-rigging in particular? In any case, Marsh should not have stood for the exclusion, Sam argues in his blog today at

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