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Congress Insider Trading

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Anti-Corruption Law Faces Major Challenge

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

McLEAN, Va. -- A new law designed to stop insider trading by members of Congress and nearly 30,000 federal workers is facing a constitutional challeng...

Lawmakers Shuffled Their Portfolios After Meetings With Officials During Crisis

Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

It might not be illegal, but it's certainly sketch. Throughout 2008, members of Congress met repeatedly with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, his ...

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."

Congress, America's Heroes

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

We're like an Etch-a-Sketch, too, you know: Every day we shake it up and show you seven and a half new things you need to know. Here they are: Thin...

New Requirement Could Reveal Interesting Information About Lawmakers

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is about to open a new, real-time window into its members' stock trades, real estate deals and other financial transaction...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Takes On 'Political Intelligence' In Washington

Posted 02.16.2012 | Comedy

Jon Stewart took a break from mocking Fox News Wednesday night to react to the unsettling trend of Congresspeople participating in a legal version of ...

Michael McAuliff

STOCK Act's Unintended Consequences May Invite Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Key Bipartisan Bill Going To The House

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would ban insider trading by lawmakers and thousands of executive branch officials headed for what could be a more...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Bill To Ban Lawmaker Insider Trading

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Insider trading by members of Congress, their top staff and executive branch officials would be banned by legislation that passed the Se...

Congress Taking Action On Questionable Practice

Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

By LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain so...

Congress Tries To Police Itself On Insider Trading

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain some sense of trust by subjecting themsel...

Max J. Rosenthal

Scott Brown's Strategic Silence On Stock Ownership

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is touting President Barack Obama's call for legislation banning insider trading by members of Congress as a ...

Facing Low Approval Ratings, Congress Pays Attention To Controversial Practice

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress, battling single digit approval ratings, are paying attention to the perception that some lawmakers enriched themsel...