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Horse-trading in Washington: Big Money Mitch Shows Us the Way

How do you turn a $15,000 wager into a $126 million tax break? Bet on Big Money Mitch!

As heated negotiations continue in the U.S. Senate over deficit reduction, last week Roll Call reported on an effort to eliminate a huge tax break, authored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), that many view as a "boondoggle" to a well-connected interest.

San Fransisco Chronicle Editorializes On Pending Supreme Court Case, The Fair Elections Now Act

Yesterday the San Fransisco Chronicle ran an editorial on the pending Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC, it's potential impact on the flow of corporate cash into our elections and the push for the Fair Elections Now Act.

 

GRASSLEY FUNDRAISER HOSTED BY MORTGAGE, INSURANCE LOBBYISTS AND PAC

The Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today on Sen. Chuck Grassley's (R-Iowa) fundraiser hosted by mortgage and insurance industry PAC's and lobbyists. The special interest fundraiser comes after Grassley voted against a bill opposed by the hosts to allow bankruptcy judges to renegotiate mortgages. The Huffington Post posted a story on the release.