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Today, the House voted on two bills to weaken Dodd-Frank, undercut mortgage protections, and open the door to higher fees on borrowers. The two bills were H.R. 650 "Preserving Access to ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 76 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 04:55 PM PDT with 113 Recommends
OK, short and sweet: Now that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) issue is beginning to heat up for real, it's time for the TPP opposition to move into high gear. I'm trying to do my part. To my ...
by Mystic Michael
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 04:45 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The healthcare system is too disjointed to use safely. Dangers can include not getting treatment, or getting the wrong treatment, as well as risks to getting some very very expensive, and unneeded ...
by FredFredZ
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 05:55 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Following its vote yesterday on a bill to subject federal regulators to more burdensome paperwork and open the door to more industry lawsuits, the House voted on another bill to do the same thing. ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Feb 05, 2015 at 10:15 AM PST with 21 Recommends
State Farm responds by pushing to prohibit Legal Funding from Indiana through HB 1340 Tomorrow, an Insurance Industry promoted bill (HB1340) sponsored by Indiana State Representatives Matt Lehman ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 01:24 PM PST with 12 Recommends
What might our world look like if bigotry, hatred of minorities and discrimination were self-ostracizing (as perhaps they should be!)? They are far worse than anything their discriminated-against ...
by BeninSC
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 07:00 PM PST with 49 Recommends
This is the GOP's preferred sport Ever since Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) helped get the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau off the ground in 2010, Republicans have been trying to shut it down.
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 05:35 AM PST with 28 Recommends
It’s ironic that we are told over and over again, year after year, that we should “ never forget ” the dozens or hundreds or thousands killed and injured in disasters, both natural and man-made,
by dpepperw
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 12:07 PM PST with 6 Recommends
I promise that this is a political diary, sort of. I bought my computer about a year ago and got Webroot SecureAnywhere as my Security software. A message came on to my computer today asking me to ...
by PeaceActivistPartyGirl
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2014 at 10:44 AM PST with 2 Recommends
A story of a consumer, an appliance and a giant corporation, to wit: WHR , as the $11 billion global appliance manufacturer is known on Wall Street. It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly the ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 02:44 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
In days gone by I worked in the travel industry, and I still keep up with legislation that is relevant to airlines. There's a very important bill that has received little media coverage, and that if ...
by PoliticallyNonEuclidean
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 04:37 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
I don't usually read a lot of autobiographies, but I'm a fan of Elizabeth Warren and I've heard good things about this book, so I decided to give it a try. I figured I'd start on it this weekend and ...
by wmspringer
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 07:50 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Eric T. Schneiderman, the Attorney General of New York, strikes me as someone who's got ambitions beyond his present venue. Every Sunday I can look forward to a newsletter in my mail box that covers,
by hannah
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 01:37 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Former Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker of McKenna Long and Aldridge is a well paid and articulate advocate for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. So why does General Thurbert Baker neglect to ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Many Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly have been waging a war on themselves for awhile to prove that they really do not have free market/free enterprise/anti-regulation principles, or at ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 03:01 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Two weeks ago, at a Democratic retreat in Maryland, Vice President Joe Biden told Democrats that Obama would not get fast-track trade authority any time soon. "Nancy, I know it's not coming up now,�
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 79 comments on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 07:02 AM PST with 40 Recommends
Earlier today, the House passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act 295 to 114. 200 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted for it. 94 Democrats and 20 Republicans voted against ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 08:45 PM PST with 21 Recommends
I recently had a bad experience with an auto repair situation. Actually, it started out as an inexpensive oil change with a coupon. It was with a major auto maintenance chain, one which I will not ...
by kbman
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:10 PM PST with 13 Recommends
An article published by Reuters a couple weeks back caught my eye: Davos executives see data theft as too costly, too hard to beat . From the article, dated 24 January 2014: Fighting online data ...
by Steve Masover
Comment Count 37 comments on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 08:43 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Big Insurance versus Legal Funding 2014, Round 3 (also know as "she turned me into a newt...") If you are ready to see how a model bill turns into a law at the state level, this Wednesday morning ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM PST with 0 Recommends