Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have officially had enough of their chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA). For the past year, Issa has been wasting Congressional time on investigations by trying to pin the IRS and Benghazi “scandals” on the Obama Administration.
A California state senator and the mayor of Charlotte, NC have been charged with political corruption and accepting bribes this week. Both were arrested yesterday morning in their respective home states for the accusations, neither case is related.
Big banks scalp massive amounts of money from customers and account holders every year through transaction and ATM fees. The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC)released a report showing that big banks cost Californian, low-income families about $19 million a year in ATM fees in 2012, and that money has all come from public assistance funds.
On Saturday, a collision between a ship and barge caused an oil spill that released 168,000 gallons of crude oil into the waterway near the Texas City Dike. The spill produced an oil sheen visible on the water near the Galveston Jetties and East Beach. The spill happened shortly before the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Mike Papantonio and Ed Schultz discuss the Hobby Lobby birth control Supreme Court case which could be a major turning point in the grand “Culture Wars.”
Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder discuss an article from Bloomberg News that reports how 307 companies now hold a combined $1.95 trillion off-shore.