4 min ago
The DeMarco Era ends at FHFA
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is heading into unchartered territory with a new leader at its helm after U.S. Senators voted in favor of confirming Mel Watt to the FHFA director post.
4 hrs ago
How Big A Role Did U.S. Black Lawmakers Actually Play In Ending Apartheid?
Nearly 2 dozen U.S. lawmakers were scheduled to be at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, many of them members of the Congressional Black Caucus .
12 hrs ago
Consumer, investment adviser groups push lawmakers to support bill to boost adviser exams
Seven interest groups representing investment advisers and consumers are urging lawmakers to sign on to legislation that would charge advisers a user fee to fund more regulatory exams.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
LA Daily News
Two Los Angeles congresswomen to attend Mandelaa s South African memorial
Two U.S. congresswomen from the Los Angeles area are among those scheduled to attend a memorial service in South Africa today for former President Nelson Mandela.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
How Central Valley farmers aided antiapartheid vote
Former Mayor Willie Brown poses for a portrait at his apartment in the St. Regis Hotel on Thursday July 31, 2008 in San Francisco, Calif.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Get ready for rising premiums on flood insurance
Heading into 2014, policyholders are bracing for unexpected increases in the cost of their insurance due to a recent major reform.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The News Journal
Members of Congress recall power of Mandela's presence
VA Secretary Eric Shinseki last month touted not only the progress the agency is making in reducing backlogs of veterans' disability claims This is a double-dog dare.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Huffington Post
House Votes To Shield Private Equity Firms From Dodd-Frank Disclosure
The House of Representatives used one of its few remaining legislative days in 2013 to pass a measure that would exempt private equity firms like Mitt Romney's Bain Capital from disclosure rules in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
The Wall Street Journal
Volcker's Passage May Presage Another Dodd-Frank Fight
Next week's vote to finalize the long-delayed Volcker rule is likely to kick-off another protracted process: Rewriting key portions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Campaign-Finance Reformers Criticize SEC Move
Liberal groups, campaign-finance reformers and Democrats in Congress on Tuesday criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission after it apparently shelved a proposal that would have required publicly traded companies to disclose political spending.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Criticizing Obama Isn't Racist
The era of 'hope and change' was supposed to usher in a 'post-racial' era. Instead it's now the appalling norm to blame any political opposition to the president on racism.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The Daily Caller
Government employee union boss calls for thug tactics against voter ID
J. David Cox, the national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, pledged to ignore the Supreme Court and said that he and the labor movement would "fight in the streets" against Republican governors, supporters of voter integrity efforts.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Private Fund Update - November 25, 2013
The SEC's Dodd-Frank Investor Advisory Committee approved a proposal to impose user fees on SEC registered investment advisers to fund an enhanced investment adviser examination program by the SEC.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The Daily Breeze
Reps. Maxine Waters, Henry Waxman plan to lobby to bring Boeing jobs to California
Congress member Henry Waxman spoke at a State of the Region luncheon Monday in Torrance Monday, Nov. 25th 2013.
Get rid of the career politician
Ever heard of the word "homesteader"? A homesteader is defined as a person who acquires or settles on land under a homestead law.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Daily Breeze
Lawndale Mayor Harold Hofmann remembered as fiercely loyal to the city he loved
Lawndale Mayor Harold Hofmann would have enjoyed his final ride along Hawthorne Boulevard because all the lights were working perfectly and the landscaping looked nice, his granddaughter told several hundred people who gathered to say goodbye to him on Saturday.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Advisory panel calls on SEC to move fiduciary duty to front burner
A Securities and Exchange Commission advisory panel called on the SEC to move forward with a rule that raises investment-advice standards for brokers.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Wed Nov 20, 2013
CFPB remains standing, but Congressional push to reshape it continues
Opinion, commentary and analysis on everything that makes the U.S. housing economy tick -- not to mention the ghosts in the machine, too.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Thaler tells lawmakers CFPB fixes will help CUs
Nov. 20, 2013 - Ahead of today's House Financial Services Committee mark-up of several CFPB reform bills, NAFCU Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt told committee leaders some basic structural changes at the bureau would be helpful to credit unions.