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Democrats Home In On Tom Price Stock Trades Ahead Of Nomination Hearings

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats want to postpone confirmation hearings for Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head th...

Here's The Law That Poses The Greatest Threat To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― By walking onto the inaugural platform outside the Capitol and putting his hand on a Bible on Jan. 20, Donald Trump may be stepping clo...

Michael McAuliff

Toxic Stock Syndrome: Why Iran Ties, Hypocrisy And Conflicts of Interest Are OK In Congress | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans probably wouldn't guess members of Congress would invest in a company that has any link to Iran. Nor would they likely im...

Igor Bobic

Tea Party Gloats As Eric Cantor Cashes In On Wall Street | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party's reaction to news that ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is headed to Wall Street can be summed up in thre...

How DC's Political Intelligence Biz Made Fat Cats Fatter

Michael Winship | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

As the revolving door spins faster than ever between jobs in government and corporate America, information and who you know are the currency that gets you through the tollgate, information that paying clients then use for ever greater profits and a competitive edge.

Paul Blumenthal

How David Brat Turned Eric Cantor's Fundraising Advantage Against Him | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On May 1, economics professor David Brat, the little-known challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, appeared before the Mechanic...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Finally Found A Campaign Finance Loophole They Want To Close | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman from Maryland is going after a campaign finance loophole that has allowed lawmakers to use campaign funds on no...

Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you want to see why the public approval rating of Congress is down in the sub-arctic range all you have to do is take a quick look at how the House and Senate pay worship at the altar of corporations, banks and other special interests at the expense of public need.

Jon Blasts Congress For Gutting Insider Trading Laws

Posted 04.24.2013 | Comedy

Remember that brief moment when Congress had to stop benefiting from insider, government knowledge in the stock market, and instead had to abide by th...

Mark Gongloff

Obama, Congress Just Quietly Made It Easier For Top Federal Employees To Inside Trade | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

Who says nothing ever gets done in Washington? Swiftly and without fanfare, Congress and President Obama have made it easier for top federal employees...

"New Information" Is Cantor-ese for "I Got Caught"

Dave (Mudcat) Saunders | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Dave (Mudcat) Saunders

How could information about the STOCK Act be "new" to Cantor? He was the one who changed it and moved it to a different section of the bill.

Loophole May Allow Lawmakers' Families To Profit From Insider Information | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

Lawmakers proclaimed that the bill, officially called the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, would restore trust in government. It also appl...

GOP Rep Cleared In Insider Trading Probe

Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

The Office of Congressional Ethics found no evidence of Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) violating insider trading rules and has unanimously agreed to dro...

Right-Wing Republicans Gorge Themselves at the Public Trough, While Telling the Rest of Us to Suck It Up

Pearl Korn | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

We must become a much more politically engaged and informed population and take responsibility for ensuring that those we elect to represent us in Congress are held accountable, but also support them when they do the right thing.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Omits Citizens United, Calls For Further Campaign Finance Reforms | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, President Barack Obama signed the STOCK Act, a bill meant to curb potential insider trading of stocks by members o...

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.

Congress Takes a Step or Two Forward, Two Steps Back

Michael Winship | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

Six long, weary years after Louise Slaughter proposed a law to ban insider trading by members of Congress, the Senate approved the House version of the STOCK. All it ultimately took were the magic words, "60 Minutes is here to see you."

Lieberman Parties With Lobbyists Hours Before Passing Watered-Down Ethics Reform

Lee Fang | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Lee Fang

Strong improvements to the bill, from both Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), were blocked. The weakened STOCK Act, which President Obama says he will sign, does little to address any real corruption in Congress.

Will Main Street or Wall Street Get Dealt the Upper Hand on STOCK Act?

Craig Holman | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Craig Holman

In the weeks following an explosive 60 Minutes exposé on congressional insider trading, both chambers of Congress nearly unanimously passed the "Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge" (STOCK) Act. But there is still no law. What's the holdup?

Lizzie Schiffman

GOP Congresswoman's Opponent Questions Keystone Ties | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

In light of ethics investigations that have followed the recent passage of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act in the House, forme...

Eric Cantor's Wall Street Insider Trading Loophole

Robert Weissman | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Cantor knows Wall Street is unpopular. He knows the Democrats are going to attack him over the move. He has to know that he is defending the ability of a small slice of Wall Street traders gaining unfair advantage in the markets.

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Weakened Insider Trading Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A weakened version of the STOCK Act banning insider trading by members of Congress and the administration passed the House Thursday with...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Introduces Insider Trading Bill But Strips Disclosure Rules | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Key provisions of the STOCK Act, the bill to bar insider trading by lawmakers, were removed in the latest version unveiled Wednesday in ...

Michael McAuliff

STOCK Act's Unintended Consequences May Invite Trouble | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bill to ban insider trading by members of Congress may have unintended consequences, including possibly muzzling whistleblowers and ...

33 Lawmakers Directed Over $300 Million To Local Projects

The Washington Post | David S. Fallis, Scott Higham and Kimberly Kindy | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Thirty-three members of Congress have directed more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are ...