Tom Steyer stars as liberal donors gather

Kenneth P. Vogel and Andrew Restuccia Politico 4/13/2015

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s fingerprints are all over this week’s spring meeting of the Democracy Alliance — an indication that the influential coalition of liberal donors intends to spend big to elevate climate change, and that Steyer plans to be at the forefront of the push.

The […]

Mel Watt: Fannie and Freddie to Remain Under Federal Control

Government conservatorship of mortgage giants likely to continue, even as lawmakers call for change

Daniel Wiser The Washington Free Beacon 11/19/2014

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt said on Wednesday that he did not see the government relinquishing control of housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac anytime soon, even as the Democratic […]

BOMBSHELL MEMO: Jeanne Shaheen Conspired With White House Insider On IRS Targeting Scandal

Patrick Howley The Daily Caller 11/3/2014

Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama’s political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller.

The Internal […]

U.S. Treasury: Boston Marathon Bombing Not ‘Act Of Terrorism’

Rupa Shenoy WGBH News 9/11/2014

After the September 11 terrorist attacks, insurance companies paid out billions in damages — more than ever before. So in 2002, Congress agreed to help in the future by creating federally insured — and relatively cheap — terrorism coverage for businesses.

Claims under that coverage were filed for the first […]

Treasury could act next week to prevent companies from leaving U.S.

Joseph Lawler The Washington Examiner 9/12/2014

The Treasury Department could act as soon as next week to stop companies from moving their headquarters out of the U.S. for tax purposes, a top Democratic tax lawmaker said Friday.

“They’re preparing to act and they’ll act as soon as they’re ready,” said Rep. Sander Levin, the ranking […]

Cause of Action sues 12 departments that allowed White House to intervene in FOIA responses

Kelly Cohen The Washington Examiner 8/18/2014

President Obama has claimed since his first day in the Oval Office that his administration would be “the most transparent” in history.

But the nonprofit watchdog group Cause of Action is challenging the Obama claim in a federal lawsuit against 12 federal agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget and the Internal […]