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Financial Disclosure

Follow The Money: Sniffing Out Hidden Wealth Management Fees

April Rudin | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
April Rudin

Financial advisors can be very creative about the fees they charge to clients in the distribution of investment instruments. Do you know what you are paying for? Are your advisor's interests aligned with yours?

No, Less Disclosure Will Not Reduce Dark Money

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

The basic lifeblood of a democracy is information. And in a system of privately funded elections, it is essential to have real-time information on where candidates are getting their money. Knowing this tells us something about what they stand for, and whom they are spending their time with.

Paul Blumenthal

Did Congress Really Delete A Key Disclosure Rule For Lobbyist Gifts? Not Really. | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It sounds so typical of Congress. An unnoticed committee action makes it harder for the public to figure out who's paying for private tr...

Will Financial Disclosure Bill Hurt Women In Hawaii? | Posted 05.29.2014 | Hawaii

A bill hailed by good government advocates as a way to increase transparency and public confidence in government operations may face a veto by Hawaii...

Evidence Mounts Against Key Dark Money Group

Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

More Evidence Key Dark Money Group May Have Misled IRSby Kim Barker, ProPublica, and Rick Young and Emma Schwartz, Frontline Oct. 30, 2012, 7:57 p.m. ...

Paul Blumenthal

How Did Paul Ryan Get All That Money? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When newly minted vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan entered Congress in 1999, he wasn't one of the richest lawmakers, with an averag...

Mitch McConnell's Meanderings

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The mark of a great politician is the ability to change his/her mind. Mitch McConnell is a great politician.

Reforming Washington & Restoring Our Faith in Congress

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

If we are going to restore the trust the American people have in Congress and rebuild their faith in government, increasing transparency and accountability in many aspects of how Washington does business is imperative. The STOCK Act is just a start.

Let's Require the Full Monty for Candidate Tax Returns

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

It's great that some candidates are willing to disclose their tax returns (after all sorts of hectoring and moralizing from the media). But it shouldn't be a choice; it should be the law.

Rick Santorum's Roman Holiday, Shrouded In Mystery

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum joined a bipartisan chorus this January in criticizing fellow Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for not releasing his tax re...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Moves Towards Ending Congressional Insider Trading, Warning Of 'Thidwick's Antlers' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate advanced a bill Monday that aims to curb potential insider trading by Congress. The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledg...

Time for a More Open and Honest Government

Sheila Simon | Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

Hot dogs, hamburgers and reform. That's what I'm looking forward to this summer holiday season. The conviction of our former governor should cause us to fire up our demand for better government.

PHOTOS: Income, Assets Of Top Lawmakers Revealed

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – New House Speaker John Boehner may not have the millions of his predecessor Nancy Pelosi, but financial disclosure forms show again tha...

Jason Linkins

Donald Trump Can't Wait For Reporters To Check Out His 'Huge' Financials | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

One of the weirdest things about the ongoing commedia dell'arte performance that is the Donald Trump campaign for president, is that he's spent all of...

'Cleaning the Gunk' out of Washington With Transparency and Accountability

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

Accountability goes hand-in-hand with transparency--and Washington needs more of both. That's why I introduced two bills this week to boost accountability and shine more sunlight on government.

We Were For It Before We Were Against It: Seven GOP Flip-Flops

Politics Daily | Jill Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So many Republicans have changed their ideas on so many major issues that it's hard to keep up. With the return of Congress this week, two of those is...

Jason Linkins

McDonnell Rebuttal Heavily Underwritten By Wall Street | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This morning, not a whole lot is being said about Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address. G...

Secretary Salazar: The Everyman of Obama's Cabinet

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ken Salazar has up to $200,000 in outstanding debt, a sharp contrast to the many millionaires serving in Obama's cabinet and on his senior staff.