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Elizabeth Warren Disses Eric Cantor's New Job: Selling Access to Wall Street

Elizabeth Warren Disses Eric Cantor's New Job: Selling Access to Wall Street
Elizabeth Warren laid into Eric Cantor for picking up a cozy Wall Street job directly after leaving (well, being ousted, really) office. He has no expertise, Warren said, other than access to politicians in Washington.
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Fox in the Henhouse: NY Gov Lets Mortgage Lobbyist Police Subprime Scandal

Fox in the Henhouse: NY Gov Lets Mortgage Lobbyist Police Subprime Scandal
New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has brought on a banking industry lobbyist as his chief policer of the banks that brought on the subprime crisis that tanked the nation's economy. Methinks he might go a little light on his banking buddies.
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Big Energy-Backed NC Environment Commission Searches for Pollution Penalty Loopholes

Big Energy-Backed NC Environment Commission Searches for Pollution Penalty Loopholes
When a judge ruled that Duke Energy must pay stiff penalties for its part in the Dan River coal ash spill, we all knew industry-backed affiliates would come swarming to the rescue – including North Carolina's own Environmental Management Commission, the regulatory agency that's supposed to be on our side.
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VT Republicans Belatedly Embrace Ethics Reform (but Not Its Enforcement)

VT Republicans Belatedly Embrace Ethics Reform (but Not Its Enforcement)
There's a bill before the Vermont House to enact new ethical guidelines for state lawmakers, statewide officeholders, and appointed officials. H.846 would also create a state Ethics Commission and prohibit former public officials from lobbying the Legislature for two years after leaving state government.
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AL Legislator Takes Lucrative Gig Before First Term is Up, Taxpayers to Pay for Special Election

AL Legislator Takes Lucrative Gig Before First Term is Up, Taxpayers to Pay for Special Election
When the GOP campaigned on their "Handshake With Alabama" plan in 2010 they didn't mention that it came with one of those gag "hand buzzers." Remember that the first item on their list was "creating jobs and economic opportunities." The GOP neglected to tell voters that their "jobs plan" was limited.
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