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Dylan Ratigan with Occupy Wall Street: "Get the money out."

On Monday, MSNBC global finance correspondent and weekday afternoon anchor, Dylan Ratigan, joined the Occupy Wall Street protesters in Manhattan as part of his push for campaign finance reform. Later that day, Public Campaign President & CEO Nick Nyhart appeared on Ratigan's show on MSNBC.

Scott Brown Holding Fundraiser with Wall St. Lobbyists

Last week, Politico reported that “on the Washington cocktail circuit, banking lobbyists are chattering about how to take” on Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D).

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Occupying Wall Street...and democracy

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 3 through October 7, 2011.

Eric Cantor Joins the 1%

At the “Values Voters Summit” today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he was, “increasingly concerned” about the growing Occupy Wall Street protests. According to Dave Weigel at Slate, “Some in this town," he said, "have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans."

The Only Candidate Who Gets It?

"I stand by you." Republican presidential candidate, former Gov. Buddy Roemer, issued a statement yesterday coming out in support of the fast-growing Occupy Wall Street movement.

Senate Banking Committee to Vote on Consumer Protection Nomination

Today, the Senate Banking committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While his nomination is expected to pass in the Democratic-led committee, he will likely face opposition from the committee’s 10 Republican members.

Every Republican member of the committee signed a letter to President Obama stating that they would oppose any nominee to head the agency unless major changes were made to weaken its ability to protect consumers.

Occupy Democracy

Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF) issued a statement today on the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, which is now spreading all over the country.

Romney and Wall Street: Friends with Benefits

Somehow this isn't very surprising. Bloomberg reports today on the contuing shift in financial support of Wall Street executives from President Obama to Republican presidential hopeful, and friend of the banks, Mitt Romney.

NEW REPORT: Wall Street and the Supercommittee: The $41 Million Question

Public Campaign, along with National People's Action, released a new report today: "Wall Street and the Supercommittee: The $41 Million Question." The report details the close ties from Wall Street and other financial industry interests to the supercommittee.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Supercommittee's "Dining" Options

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from September 19-September 23, 2011.