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PCAF Statement on the Eviction of Occupy Wall Street Protesters

In response to the eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park in New York, Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF) issued a statement, standing in solidarity with the Occupy movement.

Cantor Gets "Mic Checked" in Houston, Occupy Style

Last Thursday, at a speech at Rice University in Houston, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) was shouted down by protesters who called him out for doing the bidding of Wall Street and his billionaire campaign donors.The protesters acted in solidarity with Occupy Houston, one of the many places around the country where the Occupy movement has sprouted up.

By the 1%, of the 1%

Public Campaign Action Fund released a statement today in response to the new ad from Crossroads GPS attacking Elizabeth Warren.

Rep. Baucus' County Goes Bankrupt, But Thanks to Wall Street, His Campaign Account Never Will

Right in his own back yard. Jefferson County, Alabama filed for bankruptcy yesterday, making it the largest municipality ever to do so. What does this have to with money and politics? It just so happens to be the home county of Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), who chairs the House Financial Services Committee.

The Crap We're Tired of Hearing About

Yesterday, Congressman Joe Walsh told a constituent, "Don’t blame banks, and don’t blame the marketplace for the mess we’re in right now! I am tired of hearing that crap!”

Well, we're tired of our Congress being bought off by Wall Street. That's why we created a new website to let Rep. Walsh, and other Wall Street apologists like him, know what we're tired of.

With His Latest Probe, Who Is Rep. Darrell Issa Really Looking Out For?

House Oversight Committee Chairman, Rep. Darell Issa (R-Calif.), "is pushing for a federal probe of a New York City community organization based on a Fox News report that accused the organization of improperly aiding the Occupy Wall Street movement and linked the group to the now defunct ACORN," according to a story yesterday in the Huffington Post.

Eric Cantor's Halloween Costume

Roll Call reported today that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) “popularity among Wall Street executives has cemented his status as the top rainmaker on Capitol Hill, helping him raise an extraordinary $6.5 million for his GOP colleagues so far this year.”

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Just the Guy We've Been Longing to Hear From on Income Inequality

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 24 through October 28, 2011.

Scott Brown holding fundraiser with financial industry lawyers

We reported recently that Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) held a cocktail party fundraiser with Wall Street lobbyists not long after big banks declared war on the candidacy of Brown’s possible opponent, consumer advocacy Elizabeth Warren.

Public Campaign Action Fund has gotten hold of another fundraising invite for Brown (embedded at the bottom of this post). He'll be taking cash at a Boston law firm that counts banks and other Wall Street companies as clients.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Occupying the Week

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 11 through October 14, 2011.