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'Extortion': Holder Abuses Law to Enrich Former Employer, Target Republicans

The Obama Justice Department has increased Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions over 65% compared to the prior administration, a dramatic shift that stands to benefit Attorney General Eric Holder’s former law firm Covington & Burling—the firm that helped write the law and describes itself as “a leading voice” on FCPA enforcement and compliance. Oct 28, 2013 11:00 AM PT

'Extortion': Schweizer Says DC 'Just Like the Mob, Except It's Legal'

Peter Schweizer argued that Washington's political establishment creates threatening bills to scare wealthy interests into making big campaign donations and to hire favored lobbyists, similar to the mafia's tactic of requiring "protection money" on Friday. Oct 26, 2013 10:12 AM PT

'Extortion' Author Fires Back at Boehner's Office over 'Toll Booth' Controversy

Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer fired back at House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) office on Thursday over disparaging comments Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck made about Schweizer and the revelations in his new book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets. Oct 25, 2013 10:02 AM PT

Congresswoman Funneled $294,245 in Campaign Cash to Herself

Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) has bagged at least $294,245 since 1998 by loaning her congressional campaign money at interest rates up to 18%--a scheme that effectively funneled campaign contributor donations directly into her personal bank account. Oct 21, 2013 7:06 AM PT

60 Minutes: Congress Using 'Slush Funds' to Bankroll Lavish Lifestyles

On Sunday, a 60 Minutes investigative report by veteran CBS reporter Steve Kroft and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer revealed how leadership PAC loopholes allow members of Congress to convert campaign cash into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members. Oct 20, 2013 5:41 PM PT

Congress on Red Alert for 60 Minutes Exposé of D.C. Corruption

Members of Congress and their staffs are on red alert tonight for a CBS 60 Minutes investigation by veteran CBS reporter Steve Kroft and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer exposing how lawmakers convert campaign donations into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members. Oct 20, 2013 11:49 AM PT

NYT's Krugman Celebrates Finding One Obamacare Enrollee

In a blog post titled "Obamacare Success," progressive New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took a victory lap of sorts after finding and speaking to one person who signed up for Obamacare, now over two weeks into its unveiling. Oct 17, 2013 1:04 PM PT

NYT: Obamacare Collapse 'Has Deeply Embarrassed' White House

A New York Times investigative article based on two dozen interviews with industry insiders and confidential Obama Administration documents reveals that the catastrophic $500 million Obamacare rollout "has deeply embarrassed the White House" and has the technology companies involved "publicly distancing themselves" from the Obamacare fiasco. Oct 15, 2013 5:33 PM PT

Consumer Debt Hits Record $3.04 Trillion

Consumer borrowing hit a record $3.04 trillion in the second quarter of 2013, a 22% increase over the last three years. Driving the consumer debt were auto and student loans, which account for $2.19 trillion of the total. Student loans have increased 61% over the last three years. Oct 12, 2013 8:24 PM PT

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