I've got your perfect Washington influence story here: Drywall safety bill passed by Congress was watered down by the industry so that *voluntary* safety regulations are decided by a committee of drywall manufacters and homebuilders. Congress pats itself on back.
NEW REPORT: Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget
Along with Health Care for America Now, Public Campaign Action Fund announced a new report today: "Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget," which details the huge amount of campaign cash flowing to supporters of the Ryan plan, and how those interests benefit.
In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama will say (from prepared remarks): Some of this has to do with the corrosive influence of money in politics.
As protests have grown over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) plans to strip collective bargaining rights from unions, the fallout continues to expand to epic proportions. On Tuesday, a taped phone conversation was released in which Gov. Walker appears to suggest political coordination with someone he believes to be conservative financier David Koch. As the audio of this call has gone viral, Public Campaign Action Fund released a statement condemning the possible ethics violation: