Democrats are exploring a new attack line against the Koch brothers and Republican allies, telling voters the billionaire energy executives want to let home flood insurance premiums soar to help corporate America.
There was a time when it was a good thing for a politician to bring home the bacon, or in the case of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, the shrimp. In today’s divided Republican Party, it can get you in hot water.
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission nominee Sharon Y. Bowen is facing renewed questions about her role in overseeing a panel that ruled against compensation for victims of R. Allen Stanford’s fraud.
The election that will determine control of the U.S. Senate is more than seven months away, an eternity in American politics. Even so, independent analysts are increasingly bullish on Republican prospects of gaining the six seats the party needs to win control of the chamber.
Senator Thad Cochran bought shares of Crimson Exploration Inc., a Houston-based oil company, in two trades a week apart last fall. The shares climbed for six weeks and Cochran sold them on Dec. 15 for a profit.
A battle for control of the Republican Party has erupted as an emboldened Tea Party moved to oust senators who voted to reopen the government while business groups mobilized to defeat allies of the small-government movement.