Tag: Spencer Bachus

Fleming: Aware of Five to Six GOP Members Skeptical of Border Bill Order

Fleming: Aware of Five to Six GOP Members Skeptical of Border Bill Order

WASHINGTON, D.C.–While some of the House’s most conservative immigration hawks have signaled support for the expected border package, Louisiana Republican Rep. John Fleming remains skeptical and says that he is aware of about five or six other members who feel

NRSC Aide Caught Meddling in GOP Primary

NRSC Aide Caught Meddling in GOP Primary

The deputy finance director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) helped raise money for a candidate in a contested Alabama GOP congressional primary in what some Republicans are calling a major breach of protocol. In November and December, Alabama

Rep. Spencer Bachus Won't Seek Reelection

Rep. Spencer Bachus Won't Seek Reelection

After serving eleven terms in Congress, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) announced on Monday he will not seek reelection. “It is time for someone else,” said Bachus. After chairing the powerful House Financial Services Committee for six years, Bachus gave up his chairmanship

Jon Stewart Backs Breitbart, Nails Political Class Hypocrisy

Jon Stewart Backs Breitbart, Nails Political Class Hypocrisy

Critics of lawmakers using DC information for Wall Street pay dirt found an unlikely ally Tuesday night: Jon Stewart, the host of the left-leaning Daily Show. Stewart lambasted Congress and President Barack Obama for quietly killing a key provision of

In Congress, Rich Get Richer

In Congress, Rich Get Richer

The Tea Party has been asserting for some tome now that the best remedy for Congress would be to throw all the members out and start over. They may have a point; the wealthiest one-third of members of Congress did

GOP Establishment Bails Out Spencer Bachus

GOP Establishment Bails Out Spencer Bachus

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), who was cleared by the Office of Congressional Ethics of insider trading charges, is now busy collecting donations for his legal defense fund from the banking interests who stand to benefit most from his influence on

RightOnline in Review: What Would Breitbart Do?

RightOnline in Review: What Would Breitbart Do?

Even as RightOnline bloggers headed to the bars and the blackjack tables, the words of pollster Scott Rasmussen at the conference’s final dinner echoed in our minds. On the one hand, he explained, the vast majority of Americans agree that

Bachus 'Cleared' of Ethics Violation Charges

Bachus 'Cleared' of Ethics Violation Charges

When you set the ethics bar as low as they do in Washington, DC, it’s easy for just about anyone to clear it. In our nation’s capital, the permanent political class gets to play by a different set of rules

CBS Goes Undercover At High Dollar GOP Fundraiser Weekend

CBS Goes Undercover At High Dollar GOP Fundraiser Weekend

At a time when President Obama is doing several fundraisers each week, CBS decides to go to a weekend retreat the GOP put together with high-rolling donors and lobbyists for GOP freshmen. The exclusive getaway included golf, fishing, and numerous dinners at

CBS Goes Undercover At High Dollar GOP Fundraiser Weekend

CBS Goes Undercover At High Dollar GOP Fundraiser Weekend

At a time when President Obama is doing 5-10 fundraisers a week, CBS decides to go to a weekend retreat the GOP put together with high-rolling donors and lobbyists for GOP freshmen. The exclusive getaway included golf, fishing and numerous

Black Lawmakers Complain of Racially-Motivated Ethics Investigations

Black Lawmakers Complain of Racially-Motivated Ethics Investigations

The Congressional Black Caucus believes the House Ethics Committee has singled out its black membership for ethics investigations. “We all feel threatened,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) told The Atlantic. “If the only reason that you would suffer a complaint is

Spencer Bachus: It's Time for You to Go

When Peter Schweizer uncovered evidence of insider trading by Republican chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Spencer Bachus (R-AL), and 60 Minutes reported on it, I was the first person to call for Rep. Bachus to resign. That was November 14, 2011. Now, with news that the Office

BREAKING: Bachus to Face Insider Trading Probe

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), whose financial transactions while ranking member of the House financial services committee were exposed by Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer, is now the target of an insider trading inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics, according to theWashington

STOCK Act To See Senate Action Today

The Senate is taking up the STOCK Act today, though the House continues to drag its feet. The Senate meets at 2 p.m. for speeches, and then at 4:30 p.m. starts work on the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK)

Congress Tries to Police Itself on Insider Trading

WASHINGTON (AP) – Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain some sense of trust by subjecting themselves to tougher penalties for insider trading and requiring they disclose stock transactions within 30

Popular State Senator to Challenge Rep. Bachus in Primary

Alabama State Senator Scott Beason (R-AL) announced his candidacy for Alabama’s 6th Congressional district late last week against 10-term incumbent, Spencer Bachus (R-AL). This comes on the heels of multiple accounts of corruption exposed initially in Peter Schweizer’s best selling

Spencer Bachus Cancels Vote on Insider Trading Ban

From BusinessInsider: The House Financial Services Committee canceled a scheduled “mark-up” of a bill to ban congressional insider trading last night, amid concerns that the committee’s chairman, Spencer Bachus, was moving forward with the bill to take the heat off

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,

Tuesday Open Thread: Insider Trading Edition

Today, the House Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the STOCK Act, which would prohibit insider trading by Members of Congress and their staff. The Committee is chaired by Rep. Spencer Bachus. Yeah, that’s a bit interesting.

Bold Leadership Versus Political Parasites

In response to Peter Schweizer’s shocking revelations in Throw Them all Out, I organized a call for the resignation of our local Congressman, Spencer Bachus. I was in good company, flanked by conservative giants Andrew Breitbart and Stephen K. Bannon,

To Protect Pelosi, HuffPo Defends Boehner

Faced with a groundbreaking investigation by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer that reveals corrupt self-dealing on both sides of the aisle in Congress, the mainstream media had two options: Criticize both sides in proportion to their involvement. Defend