The Daily Caller
Why Australia's richest person may doom Al Franken
In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Senate Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee Chairman Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Warren book dishes on big Washington names
Elizabeth Warren's upcoming book chronicles many private meetings with powerful politicians such as President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Tim Geithner.
The Heritage Foundation
EXCLUSIVE: This Congressman Calls Export-Import Bank 'The Face of Cronyism'
As Congress gets ready to debate keeping the Export-Import Bank, Rep. Jeb Hensarling tells The Foundry why he believes the Ex-Im Bank is "the face of cronyism."
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Running away from the Ryan budget
For the fourth year in a row, the House of Representatives passed a budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican and head of the House Budget Committee.
Inquiry into alleged CFPB bias picks up steam
A subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee heard really scorching -- but totally one-sided -- testimony in a hearing earlier this month from Angela Martin, an attorney who works at the CFPB, accusing the CFPB of a "culture of retaliation and intimidation."
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Chickensh*t TeaParty Militia in Nevada Wanted To Use Woman as Human Shields for Cliven Bundy
That's right, chickensh*t Teaparty Militia leader, Richard Mack, told Fox News he wanted to use woman as human shields in his effort to help Cliven Bundy's violent violation of a Court order mandating Bundy get his cows off of Federal land.
House Republicans Urge FHFA Not To Direct GSEs To Start Contributing...
On April 2, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling , joined by Congressmen Scott Garrett and Ed Royce , FHFA Director Mel Watt to continue the FHFA's five-year-old policy of suspending contributions to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
The American Conservative
A Turning Point on Crony Capitalism?
One of the most enduring images of the early Reagan years is the "welfare queen."
Cantor wary of Ex-Im battle
A debate over reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is threatening to deepen tensions between House conservatives and the Republican leadership, prompting Majority Leader Eric Cantor to tread carefully after striking a deal with Democrats in 2012.
Delta, Leader of the U.S. Airline Industry, Challenges Boeing and the Export-Import Bank
Delta continues to show why it has become the de facto leader of the U.S. airline industry, not only for its superior financial performance but also for its willingness to take chances and to speak up - particularly in regard to the Export-Import Bank.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Is Finra pulling its efforts to be the SRO for advisers?
Is the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. pursuing a campaign, either directly or indirectly, to become the self-regulatory organization for registered investment advisers? Nearly two years ago, Finra made a strong effort on Capitol Hill to promote legislation that would shift regulation of investment advisers to a self-regulatory ... (more)
Thu Apr 10, 2014
McKenna says CUs need supplemental capital
April 10, 2014 - NCUA's Michael McKenna told House Financial Services Committee leaders Wednesday that the agency supports H.R. 719, legislation introduced by Reps.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Frank: High-Frequency Trading Deserves Congressional Hearings
Former House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank says Congress should hold hearings into high-frequency trading to see if the "transformative" technology has out-stripped the federal government's regulations intended to police it.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
GOP wants CFPB merged with other regulators
The House Financial Services Committee hearing on the economic consequences of regulatory rulemaking and enforcement on Tuesday got heated early and often.
Rep. Steve Scalise's role in pushing flood bill seen as tryout for whip run
Rep. Steve Scalise played a crucial role in whipping votes for a flood insurance bill that split congressional conservatives, drawing notice on Capitol Hill at a time when ambitious House Republicans are jockeying for leadership positions in 2015.
CFPB plans more diversity training
April 8, 2014 - In the wake of accusations of discrimination and retaliation against its women and minority employees, the CFPB has plans to increase diversity training and examine the hiring process, according to Reuters .
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Air Line Pilot
ALPA News Release
Release #14.28 April 7, 2014 ALPA Calls for End to U.S. Funding of Widebody Aircraft for Foreign Competitors Encourages House to ensure that Ex-Im Bank's actions are transparent, not harmful to U.S. industry WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l urged members of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee to ensure that the ... (more)
Hall gets boost from fellow Texans
House Republican Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers has organized a lunch fundraiser for Hall that nearly the entire Texas Republican delegation - including Sen. John Cornyn - - are slated to attend.
Fair Tax or Flat Tax May Reform Code
It's a hot topic in advance of the April 15 filing deadline for individual income tax returns.