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Rep. Dave Camp on his tax reform plan

Feb 26, 2014
Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan discusses his tax reform proposal.
Posted In: tax reform, tax, Congress, politics

Debt vote helps create a sense of certainty

Feb 11, 2014
Increasing government borrowing authority eases worries.
Posted In: politics, Congress, debt ceiling

One windfall from the shutdown? Political donations

Oct 2, 2013
Both parties are using the government shutdown to raise money and it’s working -- for now.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, politics

Will New York voters forgive ex-governor Spitzer?

Jul 8, 2013
Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. Now he wants to be New York City comptroller, with ambitions to transform the unheralded post.
Posted In: New York City, New York, politics, Eliot Spitzer

Supreme Court could cause trouble for consumer watchdog

Jun 20, 2013
The Supreme Court is expected to take a case on whether several recess appointments were constitutional -- and that has implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted In: financial reform, politics, NLRB, CFPB, Dodd-Frank law

Public comment, 21st century-style

May 31, 2013
Lawmakers revive a public comment campaign, with a modern-day twist.
Posted In: tax reform, Max Baucus, politics, Twitter

If millionaires formed a political party, they'd have a lock on government

May 9, 2013
A Duke professor asks: What would happen if all the millionaires in public office joined a single political party? Answer: They'd control the federal government by a wide margin.
Posted In: government, Congress, politics

Social media is no soap box for the poor: Study

Apr 26, 2013
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.
Posted In: pew, intenet, social media, politics, Wealth and Poverty

Political intelligence or insider trading?

Apr 4, 2013
The Government Accountability Office is releasing a new report on the so-called 'political intelligence' industry -- a growing arm of investment research.
Posted In: politics, political intelligence, insider trading

Mayor Bloomberg's wealth holds lessons for politics

Apr 2, 2013
As a multi-billionaire, Michael Bloomberg has governed New York free from debts to special interests. But there's another side to that independence.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City, politics

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