California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar owns between $100,000 and $1 million worth of Wells Fargo stock. But despite the clear conflict of interest, she did not recuse herself from helping to refuse to hear an appeal of a case in which the bank was accused of predatory lending.
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Bob Smith, who left the Republican Party in 1999 to pursue a right-wing independent presidential run and returned 111 days later when a plum committee chairmanship came open, will seek the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).
Unlike last year's, the Securities and Exchange Commission's list of regulatory priorities for 2014 does not include consideration of how to ensure public companies provide investors with transparency about their corporate political spending.
John Whitbeck, chairman of Virginia's 10th Congressional District Republican Committee, announced Monday> that he will run for Attorney General-Elect Mark Herring's open state senate seat -- barring any changes from a potential statewide recount.