News that the alleged perpetrator of December's schoolhouse massacre in Connecticut may have been recreating a horrific virtual fantasy could put Democratic politicians in an awkward position with some of their political allies — the video game lobby.Continue reading
MPAA head lobbyist Chris Dodd threatened Congress and the President last week, suggesting that lawmakers should remember that they’ve been... View ArticleContinue reading
Despite vowing not to become a lobbyist after retiring from a long Senate career Chris Dodd officially became Hollywood’s top... View ArticleContinue reading
After promising that he would not become a lobbyist rumors are swirling that former Sen. Chris Dodd is in negotiations... View ArticleContinue reading
Senators selected to work to combine the House and Senate financial regulation bills in a conference committee are some of... View ArticleContinue reading
Starting at at 2pm ET today, Sunlight is going to be covering the endgame of the financial reform in the Senate with our pretty-awesome-if-we-do-say-so-ourselves Sunlight Live platform.Continue reading
The financial reform legislation regarding derivatives voted 13-8 out of the Senate Agriculture Committee this morning and on to the Senate floor. It’s intended to fend off any future government bailouts and prohibit the risky behavior banks participate in that caused the 2008 financial meltdown. But of course, the very organizations that these new laws will affect are using their money and expertise to influence the lawmakers in charge of making reform happen.
The proposed bill, introduced by Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., is planned to be folded into the bill Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., proposed this week on financial ...
Note: I wrote this over the summer when the possibility existed that Sen. Chris Dodd would be moving from the... View ArticleContinue reading
With the passing of Sen. Ted Kennedy, the gavel he wielded as chair of the Senate Health, Labor, Education &... View ArticleContinue reading