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  • Leibovich Razes Washington, Spares Residents

    Fear dominated the run-up to the publication today of Mark Leibovich’s “This Town.”

  • Bernanke Pledges Cooperation on Increasing Transparency, Issa Aide Says

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke today pledged to “work cooperatively” with the new head of a House panel who’s seeking to increase disclosure of the central bank’s actions, the lawmaker’s spokesman said.

  • Issa Asks Industry to Identify Rules That Harm Job-Creation

    Representative Darrell Issa is asking companies and business groups including Toyota Motor Corp. and the National Association of Manufacturers to suggest government regulations to be investigated by his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee .

  • Fed Loans Hatched in Bathroom Halted Money-Market Run

    Deborah A. Cunningham , the manager of $261 billion at Federated Investors Inc. , was squeezed into the bathroom of her family’s recreational vehicle, trying to help save the $3.6 trillion money market industry.

  • Issa Review, EU Banks, Truckers’ Rest: Compliance

    U.S. Representative Darrell Issa is asking companies and business groups including Toyota Motor Corp. and the National Association of Manufacturers to suggest government regulations to be investigated by his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee .

  • UNESCO Set to Cancel Award Sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Obiang

    By Al Kamen Washington Post Staff Writer Oct. 19 (Washington Post) -- The controversial decision by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to set up a life sciences award in the name of Equatorial Guinea ruler Teodoro Obiang Nguema - to be endowed for five years by a $3 million gift from Obiang - appears about to be reversed. Loop Fans may recall that the original 2008 decision, strongly opposed by Washington, the European Union and others, appeared dormant until April, when UNESCO announced that some award winners were to be named soon. Human rights groups objected, noting that State Department reports found Obiang's regime involved in "arbitrary arrest, detention . . . harassment and deportation of foreign residents with limited due process" and judicial corruption and so forth. On May 20, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who oversees the subcommittee funding UNESCO, wrote the organization that "it

  • Issa Targets Obama Legislative Agenda With Panels on Economy, Bank Rescues

    Representative Darrell Issa , House Republicans’ new chief investigator, is expanding his oversight committee to focus on the heart of President Barack Obama ’s legislative achievements.

  • EPA Tops List of Business Complaints to Congress

    American businesses have a common enemy: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency .

  • ‘How Dare You Take My Pension’ Heard as Cutbacks Loom (Correct)

    If anyone fits the profile of a San Francisco Democrat, it’s Jeff Adachi. In 2004, the elected public defender volunteered to officiate at ceremonies for same- sex couples during the city’s short-lived attempt to legalize gay marriage.

  • Former SEC Lawyer Says Ethics Counsel Allowed Madoff Work

    David M. Becker , the former chief Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer being sued for inheriting money linked to Bernard Madoff ’s Ponzi scheme, said he didn’t recuse himself from Madoff-related matters at the SEC on advice from the ethics counsel.

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