Thursday Mar 6
The Record: Flood control
INSURANCE PROGRAMS that run out of money don't do anyone any good. That was where the National Flood Insurance Program was headed after Hurricane Katrina's devastation in 2005 prompted a deluge of claims.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Hal Rogers: Answer to Obama Budget Is 'No'
The House Appropriations Committee chairman said he won't consider President Barack Obama's budget request for $56 billion that exceeds the spending limit Congress outlined in December.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Delamaide: Fed bank reformer faces crossroads
As Janet Yellen takes the Fed's reins, will Governor Daniel Tarullo, the Fed's point man on bank regulation and supervision, stay on? Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo has made the Fed board a much bigger player in bank supervision, but he has also generated some controversy within the Fed.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 8
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 24 diaries.
Fed Lifts Veil Slowly on Bank Oversight in Era of Transparency
The Fed Board of Governors has set up a special office to monitor financial stability, and a committee of supervisors, payment-systems experts and economists to study risks across the largest banks all at once.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
NJ-05: Roy Cho
I am now really focusing on this race because Roy Cho is taking advantage of Bill Maher's "Flip A District" campaign to take out Tea Party Congressman Scott Garrett this year and he's calling on his supporters to use YouTube to help him do it: You did it! According to our daily online count, viewers nationwide have made Scott Garrett and N.J.'s 5th ... (more)
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Camp Gets Plaudits for Tax Plan's Audacity, but Few Endorsements
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp released his long-awaited rewrite of the nation's tax code into a hostile political environment Wednesday afternoon, earning plaudits for his audacity, but little backing for moving the plan this year.
Why a major credit ratings agency wants the inside scoop from the White House
Standard & Poor's said President Obama met with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner just before Geithner warned the company to expect a response to its downgrade of U.S. debt, an event that justifies its request to see White House communications to help defend fraud claims.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Fair Lawn Council seeks support for flood-prone properties
Fair Lawn - Seeking aid for dozens of residents who face skyrocketing insurance premiums, the council said it will send a letter to Rep. Scott Garrett asking for his support in delaying insurance rate increases for flood-prone properties.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
NJ's Democratic House Candidates
New Jersey, one of the bluest states in the nation, currently has a 6-6 split in its Congressional delegation.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
NJ-05: Roy Cho (D) Wants Bill Maher To Help Flip Scott Garrett's (R) District
Roy Cho , the congressional candidate who's campaign has been endorsed by Ghostface Killah, is taking advantage of Bill Maher's proposition to help flip a district this year: We have excellent news about our effort to get Bill Maher to choose New Jersey's 5th CD and Scott Garrett as his "Flip a District" target.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
'The Very Model of a Sensible Central Banker' | Madisonville
Newly installed Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has already mastered the art of agreeing without conceding anything: Energy has been a great contributor to growth.
The Jersey Journal
Debt ceiling vote shows rightward drift in Jersey: Moran
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance , was a leading moderate in Trenton, but has moved to the right in Washington.
House Bill's 'Fair Value' Accounting Could Misrepresent Financial-Aid Costs
The Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday that supporters say could "fix the broken budget process in Washington," but a policy group that analyzed the bill said it could increase the likelihood of budget cuts for several federal programs, including student financial aid.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Chris Christie: A 'bromance' with Barack Obama over...
I'm talking about the beer that Rand Paul offered to share with him last summer after their tiff over Hurricane Sandy spending, among other things.
Sun Feb 09, 2014
As Yellen makes Fed debut, expect theater, not fireworks
Janet Yellen's first test as chair of the Federal Reserve comes on Tuesday when she faces U.S. lawmakers, some hostile to the central bank, who will want to know how committed she is to winding down the Fed's support for the economy.