Left-Wing Groups Shape Dodd Frank

Financial regulations pushed by groups with ties to dark money outfits
Elizabeth Warren, former special adviser to CFPB, speaks on of the anniversary of the Dodd-Frank / AP

A host of left-wing groups met with top regulators in the aftermath of the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation, raising concerns among some observers that the administration’s approach to those regulations could be colored by some of the left’s more radical elements.

57 Varieties of Weakness

Noted anti-war protester testifies at secretary of state confirmation hearing
AP

Sen. John Kerry’s (D., Mass.) confirmation hearing for his nomination to be secretary of state, the highest-ranking cabinet post, began this morning before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Warren Emails Supporters for Cash

Debt expert needs help after burning through $40 million in campaign money
AP

Despite raking in more money than almost any Senate campaign in history, Massachusetts Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is in debt–and she is asking supporters for help.

See No Evil

Media avert eyes from Democratic campaign finance hypocrisy
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If a campaign finance story is not about David Koch or Sheldon Adelson, do liberals care? Consider the reaction to Kenneth Vogel’s important report on the winter meeting of the Democracy Alliance, the secretive organization of progressive millionaires and billionaires who finance an extraordinarily byzantine network of liberal foundations and Super PACs that operate with undisclosed “dark money.” What reaction? Exactly. There wasn’t any.