“My bill would give the ONDCP the freedom to use science—not ideology—in its recommendations and give the American people a reason to trust what they are told.” – Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 13, 2014 10:25 am|
|By: masaccio Thursday August 1, 2013 2:55 pm|
Governments are selling public assets to the rich to pay their debts. Governments have debts because they borrowed from the rich instead of taxing them.
|By: DSWright Friday July 26, 2013 12:10 pm|
SAC Capital has been formally indicted for insider trading and called a “magnet for market cheating” by federal prosecutors who said the firm had engaged in illegal securities trading from 1999 to 2010. While SAC Capital faced charges, its leader and principle beneficiary, Steve Cohen, was not charged.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 24, 2013 12:55 pm|
While the Bush and Obama Administrations let Wall Street slide for causing the 2008 financial crisis and fraudulent foreclosure activities afterward, one hedge fund may finally face charges after years of questionable conduct. SAC Capital, led by billionaire Steve Cohen, has been under investigation for insider trading for a good deal of its history, now it is reported that the firm will face criminal charges.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 16, 2013 7:45 am|
It is a rare and amazing thing to see a member of Congress directly confront the individual technically responsible for carrying out the War on Drugs with the facts about what a failed policy it has proven to be.
|By: DSWright Friday March 22, 2013 6:00 am|
The Teflon Trader slips away again. For those who don’t know, Steve Cohen of SAC Capital, number 36 on Forbes’ Richest Americans list, has been under investigation for a good deal of his career. The suspicion is always the same, insider trading.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday May 31, 2012 1:12 pm|
A House Judiciary subcommittee held an oversight hearing today on the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA). The hearing was convened to examine the law before it is reauthorized this year. There was little dispute that it should be reauthorized. The debate that occurred among congresspeople was instead focused on what reforms would be reasonable if Congress were to even consider adjusting the law before reauthorizing it.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 8, 2011 2:15 pm|
The State Department Inspector General announced it would investigate the Departments procedures involving the environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The review, combined with efforts in Nebraska and others to force a rerouting of the pipeline could cause delays in the project’s approval process.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 23, 2011 7:15 pm|
Today a small bipartisan group of House members lead by Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011.”
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 5, 2010 3:15 pm|
Today is primary day in Tennessee. (Why you would stage an election on a Thursday instead of a Tuesday is beyond me. I can see moving election day to the weekend but can’t understand why a different mid-week work day is preferable.)
The big race tonight is the GOP primary for governor, but congressional retirements have created heated primary battles in a few districts.