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.
By allowing the majority of Senators to "advise and consent" on executive branch nominees -- without giving Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a virtual veto, the Senate could allow major progressive change in an array of areas beyond just the federal courts.
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The Federal Election Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a request by the Tea Party Leadership Fund to be exempted from campaign disclosure laws, based on alleged "sustain harassment and severe hostility" to Tea Party activists by the federal government and the general public.
A petition to the Securities and Exchange Commission, requesting a rule mandating that public companies disclose use of corporate resources for political activities to shareholders, received 643,599 public comments
The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC, a political action committee that has raised millions from activists to support “the election of strong Conservatives nationwide,” launched a new campaign on Friday aimed at punishing Republicans who voted for the October compromise to avoid a debt default.