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The Swampby Mark Silva Hillary Clinton had to sideline Mark Penn when the adviser's professional work as a lobbyist -- flogging Colombia -- got in the way of Clinton's campaign. Barack Obama has escewed campaign money from lobbyists, but not from......
Spin CycleA controversy that swirled around the SentosaCare company???s hiring of staff for its nursing homes appears to have left unscathed the political standing of Howard Fensterman, the firm???s lead counsel and a major Long Island campaign fundraiser. On...
The Swampby Mark Silva Sen. John McCain's call for off-shore oil-drilling may not have caught on in Congress, where Republicans view it as a way to bolster the world's oil supply and lower gasoline prices and Democrats tend to side with......
KickingTiresShould I lease my next car? That's always been a question for car buyers, but now there???s another one to ask: Will I be able to lease my next car? Domestic automakers??? financial subsidiaries have cut back their leasing programs,......
WatchdogClick below to read the new fan conduct code and alcohol policy and related matters from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, whose authority includes Giants Stadium. It's mostly common sense stuff. Really, the most interesting part of the........
The Swampby Frank James Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin apparently likes a good earmark as much as most other politicians. The watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense found that when Palin was mayor of little old Wasilla, Alaska she hired a well-connected......
The Swamp(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) by Frank James "Quasi private companies" is a term we won't be using anymore to describe Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after today apparently. They now, or soon, will fully belong to U.S. taxpayers.......
Spin CycleGov. Paterson issues a sobering assessment of the day's financial turmoil: ???Clearly, however, we are entering uncharted waters. Of the five largest, independent investment banks, only two are left standing today: Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Bear...
Spin CycleAll politics is local -- and Paterson remembers the lesson today. In a smart move, as Congress and the WH hash out an unprecedented $1 trillion federally backed facility to take over bad mortgages from banks, Paterson writes Treasury's Paulson......
The SwampWASHINGTON--In selecting little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has underscored his determination to run as a reformer intent on ending the cozy deal-making of big-money special interests in Washington. But an architect of...
Tags: Fraud, Barack Obama, Prosecution, Public Relations, Politics
The Swampby Mark Silva Count both Barack Obama and John McCain, the candidates for president, as avowedly cautious in the face of the $700 billion bailout that the Bush administration proposes for banks and other financial institutions holding bad mortgage debts.....
Tags: Barack Obama, Foreclosures, Politics, State Budgets, Government
The Swampby James Oliphant It's still too early to tell, but is bipartisan support for the Paulson Plan eroding? Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing kicked off with strong words from the ranking Republican on the panel, Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama.......
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