Big donors kept on funding Rep. Michael Grimm's campaign despite the New York Republicans legal and PR troubles.Continue reading
The Week on Politwoops: a selfie with Steubenville students, a backpack full of money and more
Welcome to another brief roundup of notable deleted tweets from U.S. politicians caught by the Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops project this week.Continue reading
The Week on Politwoops: the Staten Island Clown, #CookieSelfieforAutism, Detroit doesn’t suck and more
Welcome to another roundup of some notable deletions from U.S. politicians archived by our Politwoops project.Continue reading
Unions, Obama dark money group press GOP on immigration
A new fight over immigration appears to be brewing, but it likely has more to do with the 2014 elections than with any real chance legislation will be passed.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, appeared to close that door on Wednesday, when he ruled out any negotiations over the sweeping immigration law the Senate passed in June. On the same day, Organizing for Action, the dark money committee that grew out of President Barack Obama's campaign, sent an email to supporters calling on them to pressure Republican lawmakers to take up the immigration bill. The committee suggested targeting Rep ...Continue reading
Survey Says… House Republicans Schedule Bevy of Critical Dodd-Frank Hearings
House Republicans are on an anti-Dodd-Frank blitz, but with a populist twist, leading up to the financial reform law’s second birthday later this week.
The Republican-controlled Financial Services Committee has launched an "online survey," which asks users a series of questions about how Dodd-Frank affects “you, not Wall Street.” The survey comes as the committee has scheduled a half dozen hearings over a two-week period focusing on such topics as Dodd-Frank's impact on home mortgages, consumer choice, and access to credit and municiple finance.
We'll be covering one of those hearings — titled "Who’s In Your Wallet ...Continue reading
Finance PACs Fill Financial Services Committee Freshmen Coffers
On March 16, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing to discuss... View ArticleContinue reading
New Financial Services Committee members raise money from finance sector
Eight of the twelve new members chosen to take seats on the House Financial Services Committee can count the finance,... View ArticleContinue reading