by Steve Watson
Texas Congressman and 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul held hearings Tuesday into a recent and rare one off audit of the Federal Reserve’s crisis-response emergency lending programs of 2008.
In his role as chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy subcommittee, Paul relished the glimmer of transparency that was afforded as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law last year.
While most are fawning over the latest manufactured candidate, Mother Jones has done some digging and found that Cain wasn't "Mr. Nice Guy" to his former employees at energy company Aquila (which is why they class action sued him).
Herman Cain's Enron-esque Disaster
—By Andy Kroll
Mon May. 23, 2011 3:00 AM PDT
Can anyone help put a petition on daily Paul to sign that will be sent to the RNC about supporting Ron Paul? Part of our problem is the Republican Party does not really support Ron Paul. When Mitt was failing they threw in Perry to save them and now that Perry is floundering, there is discussion of Christie (anyone but Paul). We know the RNC is part of the system. It does not matter if we get a Republican or Democrat president, it will still be more of the same. The RNC has a problem though, and that is us – Ron Paul supporters.
Commentary: The Texas Supreme Court and Legislature help Rick Perry cloak travel security expenses
Gov. Rick Perry has had a penchant for foreign travel during his record-breaking stint in office, taking 23 trips abroad as of last year. Now he’s doing a lot of domestic traveling as he tests the political waters for a possible run at the Republican presidential nomination. And most everywhere that Perry goes, a squad of Department of Public Safety officers accompanies him at taxpayer expense.
A dozen members of Congress have been appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which is tasked with producing legislation to reduce the national deficit by $1.5 trillion by Thanksgiving.
Many special interest groups have invested heavily in supercommittee members on both sides of the aisle, including securities and investment firms, the real estate industry and health professionals, according to new research by the Center for Responsive Politics.