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Ed Towns

Rep. Kept 'VIP' Product Secret

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Democratic committee chairman overrode his own subpoena three years ago in an investigation of former subprime mortgage lender Co...

Matt Sledge

Gentrification Plays Complicated Role In New York Congressional Races | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Charles Barron has never been one to hold his tongue. Speaking once at a rally demanding slavery reparations, he told a crowd, "I want to ...

Matt Sledge

Charles Barron's Press Conference Missing Key Endorser | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Friday was supposed to be a day for controversial City Councilman Charles Barron's allies to "stand by their man," according to a press re...

Longtime Dem Announces Retirement

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Edolphus Towns, the Democratic congressman from New York City who was a longtime political stalwart for his working-class Brooklyn di...

Longtime Dem Congressman Stepping Down

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.) will not run for reelection this fall, Politico reported Sunday evening. Towns, who has held his seat since 1983 and once s...

Ryan Grim

House Dem Oversight Staff Battling Each Other | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been enmeshed in an internal staff battle for more than two years, with accusations of racism,...

Congressman Ed Towns Hides Behind Lawsuit and Attack Politics

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

If Mr. Towns trusted the very people he has been representing, then he would not be wasting taxpayers' money on a flimsy attempt at proving my campaign does not have enough signatures to be on the ballot.

Why Is Congressman Ed Towns Suing Opponent Kevin Powell?

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

Ed Towns's bully tactics might have worked in the old Brooklyn, but they are not going to work in the new Brooklyn.

Why Is Congressman Ed Towns So Afraid of Me?

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

We need to talk about democracy in America. We need real dialogue, real elections, real ideas. Right here in Brooklyn, New York (New York's largest bo...

Charlie Rangel Begat Ed Towns: Something Is Broken In Brooklyn, Too

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

Did Mr. Rangel begat the lack of ethics also present in the career of his colleague, friend, and staunch ally Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns of Brooklyn, New York?

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill: Government Oversight Sheriffs Heading To Gulf For Investigation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are heading down to the Gulf Coast late this weekend to assess ...

Saving Chimps and Tax Dollars

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

The Great Ape Protection Act seeks to phase out invasive research on chimpanzees and retire government-owned chimps to sanctuaries.

Ryan Grim

Bipartisan Oversight Members Threaten Subpoena For AIG Mole Reports | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.28.2009 | Politics

The top Democrat and Republican on the House oversight committee jointly threatened the Department of Justice (PDF) and the Securities and Exchange Co...

Ryan Grim

Dems Investigating Bush Administration Role In AIG Collapse | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A House oversight panel is investigating the role Bush administration officials and regulators played in the collapse of American International Group....

Rep. Ed Towns: Merrill Execs May Have "Obstructed" Investigation

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Rep. Edolphus Towns, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, came out in support of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thurs...

Edolphus Towns, Waxman's Replacement, Was Once Target Of Federal Probe

Village Voice | By Wayne Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Poised to succeed the legendary Henry Waxman as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Brooklyn congressman Ed Towns was once t...

Sam Stein

Battle Over Next Oversight Chair Heats Up | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As of Tuesday there is no official race for the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee -- a spot created once Rep. Henry ...

Sam Stein

Another Dem Leadership Battle May Be Brewing | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Henry Waxman's hard-fought capture of the House Energy and Commerce Committee chairmanship has created an opening for his soon-to-be-former seat atop ...