Stories to start the day


1) The NRA will be able to raise up to $87 million in corporate contributions with no disclosure requirement under the deal worked out with the House to exempt the NRA from DISCLOSE Act requirements, according to one study.

2) House lawmakers are seeking to expand the audit of the Federal Reserve provision in the financial reform conference committee. You can watch the conference committee debate the audit the Fed measure today here.

3) Big banks are hiding behind credit unions as they seek to block a proposal in the financial reform bill that would limit “swipe fees” charged to business–and passed on to consumers–for every time a customer uses a credit or debit card.

4) And here’s a neat infographic on government employees and their salaries from Princeton.