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Everything You Need to Know Before Tonight’s North Carolina Senate Debate
It’s a high profile race that could decide control of the Senate. The relatively inexperienced former State Representative Deborah Ross is trying to unseat incumbent Richard Burr and the two are slated to meet for their first and only debate tonight, moderated by ABC’s Chief White House
Obama v. US Courts, Veepstakes Begin!, Rubio as Triple Threat, Dowd's Advice for Romney (PM Note)
In Re: The Case of Barack Obama v. U.S. Courts – “The idea of a judge, in a completely irrelevant way, ordering the attorney general to write an essay like an errant school boy has to write ‘I will not be late to class’ a...
Obama Signs Ban On Insider Trading By Congress
Surrounded by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, President Obama today signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, banning insider trading on Capitol Hill. “The idea that everybody plays by the same rules is one of our most cherished American values,” the president said at...
PM Note: Health Reform Anniversary Eve, Etch a Cont'd, A Half Pipeline
Health Anniversary Eve – Call it the Affordable Care Act like Democrats or “Obamacare” like Republicans. It turns two tomorrow. A one-stop shop of health care-related news for this week and next – http://abcn.ws/GHtLzb Ariane de Vogue has everything you need to know about the...
Senate Passes Congress Insider Trading Ban
The STOCK act, House-passed legislation to ban members of Congress from benefiting from insider stock trading, was approved by the Senate today 96-3 and will go to President Obama for his signature. The bill reaffirms that members of Congress, Congressional staff, and Executive and Judicial ...
STOCK Act Revived in Congress ; Insider Trading Bill Likely Headed to Obama's Desk Thursday
The STOCK act, legislation to ban members of Congress from benefiting from insider stock trading, will move forward in Congress after all. The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act had been stalled in Congress since early last month, after the Senate and the House of...
Congress Eyes 'Jobs' Bills Ahead of Election
With the payroll tax cut extended through the end of the year, unemployment insurance reformed, and the Medicare doc fix achieved, many of the president’s top legislative priorities have been accomplished more than nine months before the national elections this fall. It’s an unusual state of...
Rep. Bachus Welcomes Ethics Probe to 'Set Record Straight'
Rep. Spencer Bachus, the chairman of the House committee on Financial Services, today acknowledged that he’s the target of an ethics investigation over his market trading, but said he expects the inquiry will clear his name. “I welcome the opportunity to set the record straight. ...
GOP Won't Yield on Millionaire Surtax in Payroll Deal
House Speaker John Boehner today urged Democrats to come to terms with Republicans on a year-long extension to the payroll tax cut, as negotiations between conferees struggle to yield progress on a path towards a deal. At his weekly news conference, the speaker once again...
Santorum's Prayer Circle, Lazy Caucuses, Romney's Retort, Courthouse Boondoggles (PM Note)
Prayer Circle – There are people praying for Rick Santorum. Here is some visually interesting video of it: http://abcn.ws/z1Bcdl While the former Pennsylvania senator, avowed Catholic, and presidential candidate doesn’t want to be “Pastor in Chief,” when he spoke at the Bella Donna chapel in...