44 min ago
Cummings: 'No doubt' Cruz eying '16
Rep. Elijah Cummings says on their trip to South Africa earlier this week, conversations with Sen. Ted Cruz convinced the Democrat that Cruz is "definitely" going to run for president in 2016.
5 hrs ago
Skelton: How California helped to lead way to justice in South Africa
Nelson Mandela and George Deukmejian never met. They never even communicated. But Mandela's freedom and the demise of South African apartheid resulted in no small part because of California's governor.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Only 32 Democrats Vote Against Budget Detal That Screws Federal Workers and the Unemployed
The House just passed the Murray-Ryan budget with a large bipartisan majority of 332 to 94. 169 Republicans and 163 Democrats voted for it.
June 6th, 2015: Obama resigns as president
A little over six months after the Democrat party suffered major losses at the polls, Barack Obama today resigned as President of the United States to accept the position as Secretary-General of the United Nations....This action caught most completely by surprise, though there had been clues for some time that something extraordinary was about to ... (more)
Nelson Mandela Will Live On As A Beacon For Social Justice
I, like probably millions of other people, had hoped to have the opportunity to meet Mr. Mandela.
Waters' Statement on Confirmation of Mel Watt as FHFA Director
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10 -- Rep. Maxine Waters , D- Calif. , issued the following news release: Following the confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency , Congresswoman Maxine Waters Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee , offered the following statement in strong support.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Investor's Business Daily
Diversify Wall Street: Bank Minority Hiring Regs Loom
Do banks have open-door policies regarding a diverse workforce and supplier pool? The government wants metrics to track inclusiveness.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The DeMarco Era ends at FHFA
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is heading into unchartered territory with a new leader at its helm after U.S. Senators voted in favor of confirming Mel Watt to the FHFA director post.
How Big A Role Did U.S. Black Lawmakers Actually Play In Ending Apartheid?
Nearly 2 dozen U.S. lawmakers were scheduled to be at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, many of them members of the Congressional Black Caucus .
Consumer, investment adviser groups push lawmakers to support bill to boost adviser exams
Seven interest groups representing investment advisers and consumers are urging lawmakers to sign on to legislation that would charge advisers a user fee to fund more regulatory exams.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
LA Daily News
Two Los Angeles congresswomen to attend Mandelaa s South African memorial
Two U.S. congresswomen from the Los Angeles area are among those scheduled to attend a memorial service in South Africa today for former President Nelson Mandela.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
How Central Valley farmers aided antiapartheid vote
Former Mayor Willie Brown poses for a portrait at his apartment in the St. Regis Hotel on Thursday July 31, 2008 in San Francisco, Calif.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Get ready for rising premiums on flood insurance
Heading into 2014, policyholders are bracing for unexpected increases in the cost of their insurance due to a recent major reform.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The News Journal
Members of Congress recall power of Mandela's presence
VA Secretary Eric Shinseki last month touted not only the progress the agency is making in reducing backlogs of veterans' disability claims This is a double-dog dare.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Huffington Post
House Votes To Shield Private Equity Firms From Dodd-Frank Disclosure
The House of Representatives used one of its few remaining legislative days in 2013 to pass a measure that would exempt private equity firms like Mitt Romney's Bain Capital from disclosure rules in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
The Wall Street Journal
Volcker's Passage May Presage Another Dodd-Frank Fight
Next week's vote to finalize the long-delayed Volcker rule is likely to kick-off another protracted process: Rewriting key portions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Campaign-Finance Reformers Criticize SEC Move
Liberal groups, campaign-finance reformers and Democrats in Congress on Tuesday criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission after it apparently shelved a proposal that would have required publicly traded companies to disclose political spending.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Criticizing Obama Isn't Racist
The era of 'hope and change' was supposed to usher in a 'post-racial' era. Instead it's now the appalling norm to blame any political opposition to the president on racism.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The Daily Caller
Government employee union boss calls for thug tactics against voter ID
J. David Cox, the national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, pledged to ignore the Supreme Court and said that he and the labor movement would "fight in the streets" against Republican governors, supporters of voter integrity efforts.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Private Fund Update - November 25, 2013
The SEC's Dodd-Frank Investor Advisory Committee approved a proposal to impose user fees on SEC registered investment advisers to fund an enhanced investment adviser examination program by the SEC.