Biden '08 campaign fined $219K The Federal Election Commission has penalized Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $219,000 for accepting over-the-limit contributions and a discounted flight on a jet owned by a New York hedge fund. His campaign was also charged with ... 05/14/2016 - 1:09 am | View Link
Biden Fined $219K For Illegal Campaign Contributions The Federal Elections Commission has fined Vice President Joe Biden $219,000 for accepting illegal donations and failing to disclose payments and debts. According to an FEC audit, Biden's 2008 presidential campaign didn't return $106,000 in campaign ... 07/19/2010 - 2:45 am | View Link
Biden: Pullout in Afghanistan may start small WASHINGTON — Vice President Biden said Sunday that progress in Afghanistan has been "a tough slog," but he said U.S. troops will begin leaving in July 2011. "It could be as few as a couple thousand troops. It could be more. But there will be a transition ... 07/18/2010 - 3:10 pm | View Link
Joe Biden Fined $219K for Campaign Violations Joe Biden’s failed 2008 presidential campaign was sloppily run and violated campaign finances laws, a Federal Election Commission audit shows. Politico, which seems to have broken the news, titles the story “Joe Biden fined $219K for 2008 presidential ... 07/17/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Biden's 2008 campaign fined more than $219K WASHINGTON -- Election watchdogs have fined Joe Biden's 2008 presidential campaign more than $219,000 for sloppy bookkeeping and accepting excessive contributions, including a discounted flight on a private jet. The audit was released Friday by the Federal ... 07/17/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The law took safety oversight of catfish and other ray-finned fish away from the Food and Drug Administration and gave that authority to the Agriculture Department, which does more frequent inspections.
Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and other critics have said the added regulation is wasteful and solely intended to raise a new, higher hurdle for catfish imports from Vietnam and other nations.
Besides the new catfish inspections, USDA has traditionally only been responsible for meat, poultry and processed eggs.
 with Democrats looking for every opportunity to focus negative attention on the billionaire candidate, Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden introduced the measure Wednesday.
If they don't, the Treasury Department — which oversees the IRS — would give the returns to the Federal Election Commission, which would release them publicly.
Since the 1970s, presidential candidates have typically released their returns.
"Do you even pay taxes?" Wyden, top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a written statement announcing the measure.
Last weeks unanimous passage of a Senate bill making it easier for 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia and other foreign terror sponsors was widely heralded as a major victory. Its more of a cruel hoax. It turns out that just before the vote, Sen. Charles Schumer and other proponents of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act stuffed an amendment into the final draft allowing the attorney general and secretary of state to stop any litigation against the Saudis in its tracks.
ItÂs not just herÂ primary challengerÂ Debbie Wasserman SchultzÂ has toÂ worry aboutâitÂs now some Democrats on Capitol Hill, too, who fear the DNC chair has become too divisive a figure to unify the party ahead of the convention. These Democrats point to her contentious relationship with the Sanders campaign throughout the primary process as reason for her to step down.