Have we learned nothing?
Did the Treasury analyze the tax cut plan or not?
The backlash was fast and fierce.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr shut down a line of questioning from Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) at a hearing in which she asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein whether he planned to sign a letter allowing Special Counsel Robert Mueller complete independence from the Justice Department in his investigation of the Trump administration’s Russian … Continued
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a ruling that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) violated Senate Rule 19 in her statement opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and his nomination for Attorney General. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) had rebuked Warren, saying she ran afoul of rules which prohibits senators from impugning their colleagues. (Rule … Continued
[DIGEST: CNN, Los Angeles Times] Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf will forfeit compensation worth $45 million––including his bonus and about $41 million in stock awards––as Wells Fargo launches a probe into a scandal over fake accounts. Earlier this month, an investigation revealed that Wells Fargo employees opened more than two million phony accounts to reach … Continued
[DIGEST: CNN, Fortune] In the latest casualty of a nationwide banking scandal, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has stepped down from his role as the San Francisco bank district’s representative to the Federal Advisory Council, a group of 12 bank executives that advise the Fed board. As a council member, Stumpf would meet with the … Continued
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, reportedly spent her weekend interviewing potential vice presidential picks. Her campaign seems likely to keep the media and the public guessing until after the Republican National Convention, when an announcement could steal the media’s focus. Speculation began months ago but has consistently favored a few contenders. In recent days, … Continued
[DIGEST: Politics USA, Mic] Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, says Clinton has not ruled out the possibility of a female running mate. There is speculation that Clinton could choose Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a favorite among progressives. Podesta fed the excitement with comments made during an interview with The Boston Globe. “We’ll start with … Continued
Elizabeth Warren has a lot of irons in the fire lately, rolling out an economic agenda and going after the TPP all at once. Is she gunning for a chance Vice President, or does she have bigger plans?