Political law links for Monday, July 11th

FINANCIAL SAVVY OF MEMBERS.  The Times reports. “Using the financial disclosures of politicians, the research team built model portfolios and charted their performance. They found that House members ‘earn statistically significant positive abnormal returns,’ outperforming the market by 6 percentage points.”

COMMERCIALS AND CANDIDATES.  Roll Call.  “Credo Mobile, a liberal cellphone company, is always on the lookout for ways to poach left-wing customers from AT&T. This year, what could be better than a grinning Michele Bachmann?”

REP. WATERS MATTER IN THE NEWS.  The Washington Times.  “A coalition of reform groups wants the House Committee on Ethics to resume its work on the long-pending investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters and provide a public accounting of the status of the case against the California Democrat.”

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OUTSIDE COUNSEL.  Who are they?  Politico reports.

CUTTING CLIPS IN TN.  Story here.  “No news is not good news to hundreds of political figures who have quit receiving a popular daily roundup of state media reports emailed by Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.”


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