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House Finance Chair Goes On Ski Vacation With Wall Street

In January, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, ascended to the powerful chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee. Six weeks later, campaign finance filings and interviews show, Hensarling was joined by representatives of the banking industry for a ski vacation fundraiser at a posh Park City, Utah, resort.

If There's A Tax Loophole, Mitt Romney Is Using It

Yes, if there's a tax loophole, Mitt Romney has found it and it using it. During the Clinton administration, Congress cracked down on a favorite tax shelter of the rich and powerful, but allowed those who already had them established to keep

Money Is Speech: A Musical History Of Campaign Finance

ProPublica Here's our latest explainer video, on the storied history of money in politics. Lyrics follow. Act I: Brown Paper Bags"I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life, I have never profited . I've earned every cent."