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15 hrs ago | Forbes.com

The Fed Needs Truly Radical Reform, Not A Timid Taylor Rule Fix

Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and currently a professor of economics at Princeton University, believes that the Federal Reserve's unconventional monetary policy since the 2008 financial crisis has been "one of the few national policies that is working well."

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Related Topix: Princeton University, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Representative Bill Huizenga

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Boston.com

Lawmakers agree on deal to tighten Mass. gun laws

Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday night on legislation that would tighten what are already some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Deval Patrick, US Governors

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he exceeded his executive authority.

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Related Topix: US News, Walter Jones, US Politics, Representative Thomas Massie, Representative Steve Stockman, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

KIMA

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Candice Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Representative Paul Broun, Representative Steve Stockman

Newsday

House approved Republican plan to sue Pres. Barack Obama

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio strides to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, as lawmakers prepare to move on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Candice Miller, Representative Paul Broun, Representative Steve Stockman

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Paramus Post

Inserra Supermarkets Hosts Congressman Garrett for Tour of ShopRite of Ramsey

Lawrence Inserra, Jr. , president and CEO of Inserra Supermarkets, which owns the Ramsey store, provided in-depth perspective regarding technical operations, such as refrigeration and energy-efficient systems, as well as stocking and displaying product selections that meet the diverse nutritional and health needs of its customer base.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ramsey, NJ

Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Times

Nasdaq OMX's chief urged U.S. regulators on Monday to re-examine the pricing model that stock exchanges use to attract trading, joining the debate about a fee-based incentive for traders that has come under scrutiny in recent months.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

NJ.com

As N.J. roads get worse and worse, gas tax decision sorely needed: Opinion

It's a transportation trust fund financed by a gasoline tax with the needle on empty because elected officials haven't been willing to raise the gas tax or able to come up with long-term alternative means of paying for badly needed highway repairs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Pascrell, Democrat, New Jersey, Prison, Rutgers University, Opinion

New York Post

Katsuyama's HFT war makes him a Washington outsider

Katsuyama, CEO of stock trading upstart IEX and the hero of Michael Lewis' bestselling "Flash Boys," ruffled feathers this year by proclaiming that the markets are rigged and luring business away from bank "dark pools."

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Related Topix: Books, Flash Boys, Computers, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Reuters

U.S. House panel set for Tuesday vote on Fed transparency bill

The U.S. House Financial Services Committee said on Friday that it will vote on a bill next week aimed at bringing more transparency to the Federal Reserve, including the controversial requirement of adopting a rules-based approach to its policy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Jeb Hensarling, US House of Representatives, Republican

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Stars and Stripes

House members say war budget should not be 'slush fund'

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday, July 17, 2014, that lawmakers must "carefully budget for our wartime needs," and perhaps increase the base funding for DOD, if necessary, adding that contingency funds should not be used as a "slush fund."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Chris Van Hollen, Democrat

JD Supra

Commissioner Piwowar Slams "Dodd-Frank Politburo" for Overstepping Authority

In a speech on July 15, 2014 , SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar expressed his views about the Financial Stability Oversight Council operating in secrecy as it tries to expand its regulation of financial institutions and the capital markets.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Clarks Hometown News Patriot

Sierra Club endorses Roy Cho for Congress

Roy Cho, candidate for Congress in the 5th District, received a major endorsement from the national Sierra Club and the group's 16,000-member strong New Jersey chapter.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Reuters

U.S. House passes spending bill with Dodd-Frank changes

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to slash funding for Wall Street oversight and revamp new agencies dedicated to cracking down on fraud against consumers and policing risks after the financial crisis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Reuters

Yellen defends Fed independence, faces House Republican criticism

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central bank's independence on Wednesday at a U.S. congressional hearing, handling tough questions from Republican lawmakers who want to rein in the Fed's authority.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling

Reuters

Yellen defends Fed independence, faces House Republican criticism

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central bank's independence on Wednesday at a U.S. congressional hearing, handling tough questions from Republican lawmakers who want to rein in the Fed's authority.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling

USA Today

Yellen: First rate hike possible in late 2015

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday said the central bank is roughly on track to begin to raise short-term interest rates in the third quarter of 2015.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Booker has raised nearly $3.5M in campaign funds this year

Sen. Cory Booker raised $1.6 million from April through June and had nearly $3.5 million in his account at the end of the quarter, his campaign said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cory Booker, US News, Rodney Frelinghuysen, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Jul 11, 2014

TheBlaze.com

GOP lawmaker wants White House aide to retract Israel comment

Rep. Scott Garrett is calling on White House official Philip Gordon to retract his recent comment that Israel is unlikely to find peace in the Middle East "if it's unwilling to delineate a border [and] end the occupation."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Palestinian Territories,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bloomberg

Fischer Says Financial Stability Panel Needs More Power

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said a council of financial regulators established by the Dodd-Frank Act may need more authority to help guard against threats to the banking system.

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Related Topix: US News, Cambridge, MA, 9, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling

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