Talking jets and Congress, with Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Penn.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; Jullian Epstein, Democratic strategist; Julie Roginsky, Democratic strategist; Ben Ferguson, radio show host; Peter Flaherty, National Legal and Policy Center; and CNBC’s Dennis Kneale.… Read More ➡
Congress is partially backing down on its plan to buy new executive jets. CNBC host Dennis Keale discusses with Julie Roginsky, Democratic strategist; Keith Boykin, The Daily Voice; Peter Flaherty, National Legal and Policy Center and Jack Burkman, Republican strategist… Read More ➡
On July 13, NLPC’s Carl Horowitz discussed proposals to use TARP money to fund Small Business Administration loans with Fox Business Network host Charles Payne. Carl’s interview starts at about 2:45 following interview with David Ruder, former SEC Chairman. Click here to download 2-page pdf transcript.… Read More ➡
The head of an ethics watchdog organization is skeptical of the claim by Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) that he didn’t know his wife was taking political bribes.
Monica Conyers has resigned from her post on the Detroit City Council after admitting she took cash bribes in exchange for her vote on a lucrative city contract. Conyers is the wife of powerful Democratic Congressman John Conyers, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee.
While prosecutors say Congressman Conyers knew nothing of what his wife was doing, Ken Boehm of the National Legal and Policy Center, thinks otherwise.
“They’ve been married for a number of years. They’ve worked together as a political team,” he contends. “We have protections that go back centuries that a spouse can’t be made to testify against their other spouse. But I think from a common-sense standpoint, people can look at this and just wonder,
NLPC President Peter Flaherty debates Wal-Mart’s embrace of Obama health care with Nancy Skinner, talk show host; Julie Roginsky, Comprehensive Communications Group; and Dana Milbank, Washington Post; and CNBC host Dennis Kneale.
NLPC Chairman Ken Boehm will present a paper today at a forum sponsored by the Capitol Hill Chapter of The Federalist Society. It is titled Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: Williams v. Philip Morris, Marshall v. Marshall and the Dangers of Excessive Litigation. Click here to download a 7-page pdf.
Moderated by Quin Hillyer of the Washington Times, the panel will also include Theodore H. Frank of the American Enterprise Institute and Robert Alt of the Heritage Foundation. The event will take place at noon in Room B354 of Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.
According to Boehm:
“Justice delayed is justice denied.” It may be an old legal cliché, but it certainly has its modern proof in two cases remanded by the Supreme Court – Williams v. Philip Morris and Marshall v. Marshall.
These tortuous torts have clogged court dockets for a decade, providing ample
NLPC President Peter Flaherty debates Julie Roginsky of Comprehensive Communications Group on June 5, 2009. CNBC’s host is Dennis Kneale.
UPDATE 6/9/09– Ian Swanson of The Hill is reporting:
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said he doesn’t think his intervention on behalf of a General Motors center in his district will lead other lawmakers to do the same thing.
“I don’t think this will lead to a pattern,” said Frank, who convinced GM CEO Fritz Henderson to keep a distribution center in Norton, Mass., open for at least another 14 months.
The intervention has drawn criticism from those who question whether other lawmakers will ask for favorable treatment for GM entities in their states given the government’s pending plan to take a 60 percent ownership stake in the company after it emerges from a managed bankruptcy proceeding.
Barney claimed his intervention is good for the environment: