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 […]

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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Biden: ‘Affirmative Task’ Before Us Is to ‘Create a New World Order’

March job growth “disappointing,” but U.S. positioned to be “leading economy” in the world.

Nicholas Ballasy PJ Media 4/5/2013

Vice President Joe Biden called the U.S. economic figures for March “disappointing” on Friday but said America “remains better positioned than any country in the world to be the leading economy” of the 21st century.

“The […]

White House Announces $6 Billion to Promote Clean Energy – in Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama attends the East Asia Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Obama is in Cambodia on the final leg of his three-country tour of Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Fred Lucas CNSNews.com 11/20/2012

The White House announced the federal government will spend $6 […]

Dear Tea Party, Applaud Rand Paul

Brian Darling RedState 5/10/2012

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has stepped up to the plate to fight reauthorization of the crony capitalist Export-Import Bank. I wrote yesterday that the Tea Party is losing on this issue despite the heroic efforts of Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) and other members who agree that the Ex-Im Bank is a […]