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House to Vote on Bill to Leave Investors Vulnerable, Sponsored by Wall Street Favorite

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Tuesday on H.R. 2374, Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-Mo.) “Retail Investor Protection Act," which has been decried by consumer protection advocates and financial planners alike for actually threatening to leave investors more vulnerable.

Cashing In On Obstruction: How Mitch McConnell’s Abuse of the Filibuster Benefits His Big Money Donors

January, 2013
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Is Scott Brown’s Position on Disclosure Just a ‘Cynical Political Ploy’?

In January as Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) negotiated with his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren over the details of a “People’s Pledge” to keep outside spending out of the Massachusetts senate race he stated:

“Attack ads from unaccountable outside groups that spend millions of dollars from anonymous donors portraying their opposition unfairly and misleading voters are wrong”letter to Elizabeth Warren re: People’s Pledge.

Congressional Candidates Benefit From Under-Investigation U.S. Chamber

The New York Times reports that the big spending U.S. Chamber of Commerce is under investigation for shady money transfers between its bank account and affiliated non-profit foundations:

New York Attorney General Launches Probe Into Contributions To Tax Exempt Groups

The New York Times reports today on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's launch of an investigation into contributions made to tax exempt groups that are heavily involved in political campaigns. The story notes that reform groups have pushed the FEC and the IRS for years to take action, to no avail.

Watchdog: 2012 Election Spending Should Be Alarming to Americans of Every Stripe

Campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign released a statement in response to today’s Politico story on conservative groups planning to spend over $1 billion to buy the presidency and Congress.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How a Penny Became Not Nearly Enough For Your Thoughts

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of Aug 15-Aug 19, 2011.

Supercommittee Member Pat Toomey Benefited from U.S. Chamber Money

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released its recommendations for the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, or “supercommittee.”

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Realities of a Post-Citizens United World

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of June 13-17, 2011.

No Laughing Matter

What did the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president mean when he remarked that they would "get rid of" any freshman members of Congress who didn't vote to raise the debt ceiling? In a post-Citizens United world, the answer is pretty clear.

Politico reported today on the alleged "joke" from the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, which was viewed by many as a direct threat to some freshman members of Congress.