25 Richest and 25 Poorest in Congress a Bipartisan Affair

The 25 richest members of Congress and the 25 “poorest” members of Congress break fairly evenly along partisan lines, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Of the top 25 wealthiest members of Congress, 13 were Republicans

'Let's Go All the Way': Rep. Sean Duffy's Fight to RESTRICT Insider Trading

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) may be a freshman member of Congress, but his recent introduction of the RESTRICT (Restoring Ethical Standards, Transparency, and Responsibility in Congressional Trading) Act (H.R. 3550) to end congressional insider trading reveals a degree of legislative

Spencer Bachus' Whitewash

Today’s congressional insider trading hearings led by Rep. Spencer Bachus showcased a carefully selected list of expert witnesses designed to protect the status quo and thwart real reform. Among Rep. Bachus’s list of experts were Indiana University Professor Donna Nagy,

Congressman Sean Duffy Discusses Debt Ceiling Negotiations

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets062711.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to talk about the latest consumer spending and savings numbers that came out this

Sinking Ship: Approp Chair Obey (D-WI) to Retire

From the Associated Press: Rep. David Obey, a leading liberal Democrat and chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, intends to retire at the end of his term this year, Democratic sources said Wednesday. It is another blow to Democrats

Former 'Real World' Cast Member Could Be Making Run for Congress

Ashland County District Attorney Sean Duffy will make an announcement about Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District Wednesday. According to a news release, he will appear at Wausau Homes in Rothschild at 9 a.m. A 2010 run would pit the Republican against