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At 3 Years Old, the CFPB Gives Americans a Soapbox
Government's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Celebrates 3rd Anniversary
Primary Season Returns: Alabama and North Carolina Vote in Run-Offs
After three weeks off, the primary season continues today. Voters go to the polls for run-offs in Alabama and North Carolina, with three races where voters will cast ballots. No incumbents face the chopping block tonight, but there is one race where an incumbent’s backing could determine...
It's 'Sorry' Season In Washington
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘I’M SORRY’: President Obama last night apologized to Americans who are losing their health care coverage amid a firestorm of criticism over his promise that under Obamacare “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” “I am sorry...
Fifteenth Republican Incumbent Quits House
Rep. Howard Coble, a Korean War veteran and 15-term House Republican from North Carolina, today became the 15th House Republican incumbent to decide not to seek reelection to the House of Representatives in next fall’s congressional midterm elections. Coble becomes the ninth Republican to ...
Birmingham Church Bombing Victims Honored on 50th Anniversary
Four young girls killed 50 years ago today, whom Martin Luther King Jr. called “martyrs” in the fight for racial equality, were posthumously awarded one of the country’s highest civilian honors this week. The girls, all black members of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, were...
Congress Honors Alabama Church Bombing Victims With Highest Civilian Honor
ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports: The four girls killed 50 years ago in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., received the Congressional Gold Medal — the highest civilian award given in U.S. — on Tuesday before a packed hall at the...
House Committee Would Criminalize Being Undocumented
One small step for immigration in the Senate, one giant leap backward in the House? While the Senate was working to amend the bipartisan immigration bill on the floor, the House Judiciary Committee was busy late Tuesday night passing its piecemeal approach to immigration overhaul....
House Honors Birmingham Church Bombing Victims
The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted unanimously to honor four young Alabama girls, killed in a 1963 church bombing. Martin Luther King Jr. had called them ”martyrs” of the civil rights movement. The girls, all black members of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, will...
The Government Agency That Should Fine Itself
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency spent the past decade doing really dumb things (and in many cases nothing) while homeowners got hammered, our economy tanked and billions of taxpayer dollars were squandered.
Senate Democrats Dig in on Immigration Reform
Senators Unveil a New Detail About Their Immigration Plan to Hispanic Media.