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Spencer Bachus

Powerful Republican: 'Sarah Palin Cost Us Control Of The Senate'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), recently tapped to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, believes that despite the GOP's monumental...

GOP To Attack Financial Regulation Via Non-Legislative Means

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even though Congressional gridlock is bound to frustrate both parties, Republicans have wasted no time laying out their fiscal agenda. And this summer...

Shahien Nasiripour

Top Republican Calls Proposed Consumer Protection Agency "Fundamentally Flawed"

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.30.2009 | Business

In a move sure to delight bankers, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday called the Obama administration's plan fo...

ShoreBank Bailout: Did Obama Press To Save South Side Bank? Rep. Biggert Asks

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) joined U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) in a letter to Obama asking for records concerning ShoreBank. The South Side ...

Criminally Negligent Homicide: The Legacy of Wealthy Nations That Allows Millions to Die

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Two award-winning reporters have collaborated on a new book entitledEnough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. It is a page turner. Unless you simply don't give a damn, this is a must read.

Congressional Campaign Accounts Invested in Stock Market Now Boosted By Wall Street

Roll Call | Alex Knott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recent surge on Wall Street has created a windfall for some Congressional campaigns that invested their political contributions in the stock marke...

Socialist Successes

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Branding someone as a socialist has become the slur du jour. If we could get beyond such nonsense, I think we could use a good debate about what goes on here compared to places with a long social-democratic tradition.

The "Teabag" Protests Smack of Neo-McCarthyism

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Today's "teabag" protests would be funny, if they didn't make me think of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and what he might have accomplished if Fox News existed during his time.

Arianna on Countdown Discussing Republican Desperation and Culture Of Conservative Paranoia

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna joins Keith Olbermann on Countdown to discuss the increasingly desperate state of the right-wing media and the dangerous statements of some Re...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the Grand Old Party continued its march into madness -- and irrelevancy. Rep. Spencer Bachus pegged the number of Congressional socialists at 17. Rep. Michele Bachmann said she fears the Obama administration will use "volunteerism" to create "re-education camps for young people." Sen. James Inhofe responded to news that Obama plans to increase military spending by $31 billion dollars by claiming the president "is disarming America." And Rick Santorum penned an op-ed accusing Obama of having "disdain for American values." Elsewhere, proving that stupid has no borders, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said the 17,000 survivors of Italy's deadly earthquake "should see it like a weekend of camping" -- a lovely companion to Barbara Bush's memorable observation that Katrina victims housed at a relocation center in Texas "were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them." Happy Easter, HuffPosters.

Jason Linkins

Spencer Bachus Makes List Of 17 Socialists In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 4/14: Rep. Spencer Bachus has ignored requests from both legislators and reporters to name the 17 socialists in the House. Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Ryan Grim

Frank And Bachus Applaud Mark-To-Market Rule Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top Democrat and Republican on the House Financial Services Committee both spoke out favorably Thursday about new mark-to-market accounting guidel...

Gary Peters -- More Than Just Rage Against The Machine

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Listening to Congressman Peters speak last week made me very, very proud that Blue America had endorsed him in 2008 and helped him replace rubber stamp incumbent Joe Knollenberg.

Ryan Grim

Madoff Investigator Wants To Broaden Scope Of Inquiry

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The investigation into federal regulators' complicity in -- or failure to detect -- the Bernard Madoff ponzi scheme could get a lot bigger, the lead i...