Tag: Congress

Supreme Court strikes down specific campaign donation limits meaning donors can now pour MILLIONS into their favorite candidate’s war chest

  Today’s ruling means that donors can give the maximum amount to a candidate’s campaign, their PAC, and their political party without worrying about the total limit Wealthy contributors could theoretically spend millions on the same candidate by giving to different groups supporting the same person $2,600 limit […]

Members of Congress denied access to basic information about NSA / Suggesting a new Shadow Government

Documents provided by two House members demonstrate how they are blocked from exercising any oversight over domestic surveillance • Morgan Griffith’s requests for NSA information • Alan Grayson’s requests for NSA information Glenn Greenwald theguardian.com, Sunday 4 August 2013 08.26 EDT Members of Congress are increasingly frustrated at […]

Securities arbitration lawyers cannot access regulatory records on the oversight of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a federal judge ruled

  SEC Doesn’t Have to Give Lawyer Group the Goods   By WILLIAM DOTINGA   WASHINGTON (CN) – Securities arbitration lawyers cannot access regulatory records on the oversight of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a federal judge ruled. The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association is a group of […]

New reports emerge of U.S. Secret Service agents hiring foreign prostitutes while investigation finds ‘culture of acceptance’ toward paid sex

By Hayley Peterson PUBLISHED:23:00 EST, 19  October 2012| UPDATED:12:28 EST, 20 October 2012     Claim: Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan testified  before Congress in May that prostitute solicitation is not a widespread problem  within the agency An investigation into the U.S. Secret Service  has found a widespread […]

Multibillion-dollar scheme to set up intelligence ‘fusion centers’ after 9/11 has failed to catch any terrorists, Senate report reveals

77 fusion centers  were created to encourage law enforcement agencies to share  intelligence Report says the  information-sharing effort cost the federal government from  $300million-$1.4billon One fusion center  reported a Muslim community group’s reading list Congress is  likely to keep the fusion center program By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:07:55 […]

Congressional Report: US Is Negotiating TPP as if Fast Track Authority Still Exists and its IP Provisions Go Beyond International Standards

 September 7, 2012 | By Carolina Rossini On September 5th, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a non-partisan governmental body that provides policy and legal analysis for all members and committees of US Congress, published a 55-page analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement [PDF]. While the CRS does not […]