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Politics News Alert: Rep. Spencer Bachus cleared of insider trading by Office of Congressional Ethics

    Monday, April 30, 2012 7:30:56 PM POLITICS NEWS ALERT Office of Congressional Ethics clears Rep. Spencer Bachus of insider trading The Office of Congressional Ethics has found no evidence of violations of insider trading rules involving the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and will recommend that the case against him be closed. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), one of the most powerful politicians on Capitol Hill, has been a frequent trader, purchasing stock options while supervising the nation's banking and financial services industries. The Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent investigative agency, opened its probe late last year after raising questions about trades on Bachus's financial disclosure forms. OCE investigators notified Bachus that he was under investigation because they had found probable cause to believe insider-trading vi

Dodging The White House Correspondents Dinner

Monday, April 30th Dodging The White House Correspondents Dinner This past weekend the White House hosted its annual Correspondents Dinner - a celebration of the media elite, is complete with awards for excellent coverage, but what ends up taking all of the headlines is the president's humorous address and the subsequent comedic routine by the host. Sean kicked off Monday's show by explaining to his audience that he had no interest in ever attending a correspondents dinner. "I did not hear or watch Jimmy Kimmel. I did not watch the stars or the media elite. I missed it. I was with my kids all weekend

Afternoon Fix: Warren campaign hits back at ‘nasty insinuations’

If you have difficulty viewing this newsletter, click here to view as a Web page. Click here to view in plain text. Monday, April 30, 2012 EARLIER ON THE FIX Is polarization really all Republicans fault? Dick Lugar's political peril growing What's missing from Heather Wilson's first ad Obama's speech: Controversial or classic? Obama unveils new campaign slogan: 'Forward' President Obama and Bill Clinton: BFF? WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED * Elizabeth Warren 's campaign suggests Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is being sexist by raising questions about the Harvard Law Professor's listing as a "Native American" in past professional directories. Warren campaign manager Mindy Myers said in a statement that if Brown has questions, "he ought to ask them directly instead of hiding behind the nasty insi