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Entries by Zach Carter from 01/2012

Richard Cordray Recess Appointment May Paradoxically Help Banks

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's recess appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has underscored t...

Rick Santorum Wins Over Evangelicals By Breaking With His Own Catholic Creed

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is a darling of the Christian right, and made a tremendous showing among evangelicals in the Iowa cauc...

GOP Candidates Back Welfare Model For Food Stamps, Housing

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent speeches and debates, Republican Presidential contenders Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have all invoked the 199...

Timothy Geithner's Badly Timed Greenspan Tribute: 'You're Pretty Terrific'

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A set of recently released transcripts of internal Federal Reserve communications includes a burst of profuse praise from then-New York ...

Google Joins Online SOPA Protest

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Google will join thousands of tech activists, entrepreneurs and corporations on Wednesday in protesting the proposed Stop Online Piracy ...

SOPA Blackout Aims To Block Internet Censorship Bill

Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Thousands of websites, including some of the most popular, are going dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill which is designed to thw...

Marco Rubio Jumps Protect IP Ship Amid Internet Blackout Protest

Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With thousands of websites large and small blacked out Wednesday in protest of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, a House bill, and it...

PIPA Bill: Mitch McConnell Calls For Legislation To Be Shelved

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urged Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday to nix an upcoming vote on Protect ...

PIPA Vote: Sen. Harry Reid Postpones Vote, Seeking Compromise On Anti-Piracy Bill

Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a significant victory for open Internet advocates, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman ...

Chamber of Commerce Sends Internal Email Reassessing SOPA, Protect IP

Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top intellectual property lawyer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce appears to have sent out an email to underlings on Friday, notifyin...

State of the Union: President Obama's Financial Fraud Team Tied To Banks

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vowed during Tuesday's State of the Union Address to establish a new financial crimes unit dedicated to investiga...

Brad Miller, North Carolina Congressman, Will Not Seek Re-Election

Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most vocal financial reformers in Congress, Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.), said Thursday he will not seek re-election if a Republ...

Brad Miller Urged To Run For Governor By Progressive Fundraisers

Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after Wall Street reform icon Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) announced that he would not seek re-election to Congress in November,...

Newt Gingrich Defends Space Exploration, Moon Colony During GOP Debate In Florida (VIDEO)

Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

During the GOP debate in Florida Thursday night, CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked the candidates what they would do about the nation's foundering space pro...