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Worth $355 million, Rep. Darrell Issa is the richest member of Congress

Republican Darrell Issa of California was 2012′s richest member of Congress, worth at least $355 million, according to a ranking published Tuesday. The congressman, who made his fortune in car security systems, topped the annual list of the 50 wealthiest lawmakers published by The Hill newspaper, a trade publication about…

CNN’s Tapper shreds GOP Rep. King’s push to prosecute NSA journalists

CNN reporter Jake Tapper appeared on the network’s morning show Starting Point Wednesday with a response to a Republican member of Congress who said Tuesday he wants to see reporters being prosecuted for breaking stories about the National Security Agency (NSA). That member of Congress is Rep. Peter King (R-NY),…

Senate passes weakened version of STOCK Act

The Senate on Thursday voted 96 to 3 to pass legislation that prohibits member of Congress, their staff and all federal employees from using non-public information to trade stocks. “With passage of the STOCK Act, members of Congress and their staffs can no longer use inside government information to make…

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