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Allyson Schwartz Eyes Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

Allyson Schwartz Eyes Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

Allyson Schwartz, a five-term Democratic congresswoman representing a suburban Philadelphia district, is seriously eyeing a bid for governor of Pennsylvania next year. Word of Schwartz’s potential candidacy was confirmed late last night by Rachel Magnuson, her chief of staff, at a meeting of the party’s state committee in Hershey.  Schwartz, who was reportedly encouraged by [...]

Time Capsule: California’s Alan Cranston Tosses Hat in Ring in '84

Time Capsule: California’s Alan Cranston Tosses Hat in Ring in ’84

Getting a brief jump on his rivals, Sen. Alan Cranston of California launched a long-shot bid for the White House thirty years ago this week in the marble-columned Senate Caucus Room — the same place that George McGovern had announced his antiwar candidacy more than a dozen years earlier. Cranston was the first of nine Democratic candidates [...]

Treasury Nominee’s Cayman Islands Investment Draws Ire of Senate Republicans

Treasury Nominee’s Cayman Islands Investment Draws Ire of Senate Republicans

An investment in the Cayman Islands could spell trouble for Jack Lew, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Treasury, when he appears before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. At issue are Lew’s previous holdings — estimated to have been between $50,000 to $100,000 — in a Citigroup employee investment fund called Citigroup Venture Capital International [...]