Ex-Im bank stand betrays Warren’s populist roots: Column

Massachusetts senator went to DC to fight for families, but she may end up backing corporations.

Shikha Dalmia USA Today 9/29/2014

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts rode to Washington — and progressive icon status – by promising “to work for the middle class and working families every chance I get” and, unlike Mitt Romney […]

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case

Reuters 8/27/2014

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for alleged negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.

Lagarde was questioned by magistrates in Paris this week for a fourth time under her existing status as a witness in the long-running saga […]

New Evidence in Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point

Jennifer Kerns The Blaze 7/29/2014

Last year’s historic Colorado recall campaign may have been among the first victims of Attorney General Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point.

As Congress hears new legislation this month aimed at reigning in the Operation Choke Point program – now under fire for targeting the financial services of gun shops, ammunition […]

2014's sleeper issue: A bank nobody's heard of

Eric Bradner Politico 7/13/2014

The 2014 campaign season’s got a sleeper issue: a government bank most people have never heard of.

The Export-Import Bank, a federal entity that has handed out loans to American businesses in relative obscurity for years, is suddenly a political flashpoint — either a symbol of government-sponsored corporate welfare, as some […]

Export-Import Bank Didn’t Make 2012 Reforms Ordered by Congress

Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal 7/7/2014

“Reauthorize with reforms.” That’s the new mantra from supporters of renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank.

But a review of reforms that Congress ordered the bank to make during the last reauthorization fight shows the agency has done little to remedy issues identified by the lawmakers in 2012.

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