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Former Lawmaker Decries Corporate Control Of Government | Zach Carter | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers rarely speak candidly about the relationship between large corporations and government, avoiding the ugly realities surroundin...

Paul Kanjorski Pleads For Civility After Calling For GOP Governor To Be Shot

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D-Penn.) on Monday joined a chorus of voices calling for more civilized political discussion in the aftermath of th...

Obama Lost A Key Financial Reform Ally Last Night

WSJ | Damian Paletta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mr. Kanjorski is the second-ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee and stood to inherit the top seat if panel chairman Rep. Barney...

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: PA-11

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The Mark Up. This is the seventh in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candidates in ke...

SIMON JOHNSON The Kanjorski Surprise - Now It Gets Interesting

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

The bank lobbyists, it turns out, missed one. They and their congressional allies were able to gut the Volcker Rule, the Lincoln Amendment, and almost everything else that could have had an effect on the industry.

Wall Street Reform Bill Means No More Bailouts

Rep. Paul Kanjorski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Paul Kanjorski

Those terrifying months in late 2008 convinced me that the federal government needed to play a far more active role in policing the activities of the major financial players in our economy. This finance reform bill will do that.

Proposals In House Would Curb 'Too Big To Fail' Banks, Firms

Wall Street Journal | DAMIAN PALETTA and MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are advancing proposals in Congress designed to limit the size and complexity of financial companies so that any collapse wouldn't damage th...

Key Democrat Slams Stimulus, Predicts More Bailouts

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key Democrat on Tuesday lambasted the economic stimulus bill that is headed to the House floor, claiming it was put together too quickly and won't h...

The Mayor Who Cried 'Whoa'

Amy Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Crawford

With voters still angry at Republicans in Congress, Democrats are poised to pick up a dozen or more House seats this November. But in Northeast Pennsylvania, Republicans may have a chance to oust a senior Democrat.