Morning Links


1) Everyone hates the Citizens United ruling. I can see Justice Alito shaking his head right about now.

2) Here’s a secret way to influence Congress: scare the crap out of people by making them think you’ll raise their rates if a certain bill passes. That’s what JPMorganChase is doing.

3) While we’re on financial regulation, bank lobbying shot through the roof last year despite the bailout of the industry.

4) In a sign of where climate legislation is headed in Congress, three major corporate backers of the legislation have quit the industry-backed climate coalition that had thrown its weight behind legislative efforts to establish a carbon market.

5) Today is the one-year anniversary of the signing of the stimulus bill. Sunlight’s reporting team will be writing about this today, follow them here.