The presidential election is well under way but as President Barack Obama tries to position himself as the defender of the middle-class who will protect the 99% against corporate malfeasance and too big to fail banks, he may find himself in a precarious position. His record does not necessarily reflect his rhetoric and at the […]
MSNBC offers an important analysis of what is going on in Washington over the problem of congressional insider trading. As they point out, the big problem is going to be enforcing the law. The bottom line however is that the STOCK Act in my opinion does not go nearly far enough. It will not stop […]
Ed says: “Many voters also see members of Congress as knaves. Witness the recent piece on60 Minutes on CBS-TV about two weeks ago reporting on members of Congress who, while enacting laws bearing upon the stock market, used inside information — not available to the public — to purchase or sell stocks, making profits in the […]
I will be appearing with Steve Kroft from “60 Minutes.”
The Boston Herald has it here.
If you are interested, here are links to some interviews from my very busy week. On Morning Joe responding to Cong. Bachus. Fox and Friends TV. Radio interview with Hannity is here. Great time on Laura Ingraham’s radio show. Gov. Sarah Palin’s interview with Hannity: read Peter Schweizer’s book. Glenn Beck radio is here. […]
Cong. Ron Paul calls for prosecution and Senator Joe Lieberman wants hearings. After first attacking me, Cong. Spencer Bachus now says he wants to hold hearings. Senators call for insider trading laws on congress. Congressman: Your kidding me, this is legal?
What amazing timing…Kerry Picket of the Washington Times shows the affect we are having in Washington: In the same week that the New York City Police Department moved in on Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters along with the city’s sanitation department, Hoover Institution fellow Peter Schweizer rocked Capitol Hill with his new book “Throw Them […]
The Australian files this report today, penned by Nico Hines, the Washington correspondent. It starts: WHILE the financial crisis rages around them, leading US politicians are accused of making millions of dollars through loopholes in insider-trading laws and lucrative land deals assisted by government funding. Members of congress, who are worth more than $US2 billion […]
A profile of the book, me, and the findings, by Peter Boyer. It starts: In the Spring of 2010, a bespectacled, middle-aged policy wonk named Peter Schweizer fired up his laptop and began a months-long odyssey into a forbidding maze of public databases, hunting for the financial secrets ofWashington’s most powerful politicians. Schweizer had been […]