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Democrats Focus on Opponents’ Shady Financial Dealings

By | 09.27.10 | 9:00 am

Democrats are launching fierce negative advertising campaigns against Republicans across the country, noted Sunday’s New York Times, but not all party officials are convinced about the wisdom of taking the low road. And because a number of GOP candidates have entered from fields outside politics, opposition research outfits are More…

Eleventh Hour Before Special Ethics Panel for Charlie Rangel

By | 07.29.10 | 9:57 am

Barring an eleventh hour deal, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) is set to go before the special ethics panel at 1 p.m. today, at which time the panel will unveil the “Statement of Alleged Violations” against the fourth most senior member of the House.

House Dems Divided Over Rangel

By | 07.27.10 | 10:19 am

The House leadership may not be ready to pressure embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to step down, but his colleagues are starting to amp up their criticism. Yesterday Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick of Idaho joined Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) in saying that the veteran congressman should resign from the More…

Nine House Candidates Outraised Their Incumbent Opponents

By | 04.21.10 | 12:29 pm

Whether they’re gearing up for a competitive primary, adding personal wealth to their campaign coffers or simply raising more in individual donations, nine House candidates have outraised the incumbents they’re challenging, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

For three of the incumbents listed below, this is the More…

Sutton Blasts Japan for Crafting a Smarter ‘Clunkers’ Program Than She Did

By | 01.07.10 | 3:07 pm

If you’re a legislator crafting a bailout for the auto industry in the middle of a national recession, you’d probably tweak it in such a way that U.S. manufacturers benefit the most. That wasn’t, however, what Congress did last summer with its $3 billion “Cash for Clunkers” program, which offered More…

Dems Finally Stop Pretending Cash-for-Clunkers Is an Environmental Bill

By | 05.19.09 | 4:18 pm

Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) just introduced an amendment to the Waxman-Markey energy and climate bill to include a “cash-for-clunkers” program — and after having initially billed the proposal as an environmental measure, it looks like Sutton and her fellow Democrats are finally dropping the green label and calling it More…

Two Roads Diverged in the Cash-for-Clunkers Debate

By | 04.07.09 | 12:44 pm

A cash-for-clunkers scheme, which would provide financial incentives for drivers to trade in their old gas-guzzlers for new fuel-efficient cars, has gained momentum, with two competing bills in Congress. An editorial The New York Times today argued, with good reason, that one of these bills is vastly preferable to More…