What a GOP Senate Takeover Means for Dodd-Frank, CFPB, User Fees
AEI's Peter Wallison and others weigh in on what it will mean for advisors if Republicans dominate the midterm elections.
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Opposed by 90% of FSI Advisors: FSI Poll
Advisors say the DOL should not redefine fiduciary under ERISA, according to an FSI poll. Most advisors also think the GOP will win the Senate.
FPA Steps Up Lobbying Game With First ‘Advocacy Day’
FPA is pushing for a user-fees bill and trying to "establish relationships" with lawmakers.
Obama’s Budget Drops Plan to Limit Social Security Increases
The so-called chained-CPI formula was part of a bid by the president to engage in deficit-reduction negotiations with Republicans.
America’s Cup and What Larry Ellison Can Learn (Next Time)
As San Francisco gears up to host another sailing contest, there's a chance to put philanthropy (and sportsmanship) ahead of other priorities.
Friedman: ‘Twin Threats’ of Government Shutdown, Debt Default Could Roil Markets
A “volatile September” may be in store, Andy Friedman says, if Congress fails to deal with the looming debt limit crisis.
Congress’ Next Slugfest: Debt Ceiling, 3 Battling Budgets
Now that the government is funded through September, Congress must tackle the debt ceiling and three separate budgets, says Andy Friedman of The Washington Update.
Sequestration Cuts Imminent; Government Shutdown Looms
As the nation braced for the $85 billion in sequestration cuts to kick in on March 1, Joe Lieber of Washington Analysis laid out the “numerous tools available” to blunt sequestration’s impact.
Obama Presses for Delay, but Sequestration Cuts Imminent
President Barack Obama urged Congress Tuesday to delay the looming sequestration cuts by passing a package of both spending cuts and tax hikes, but reports said Wednesday that Obama’s plan was DOA in the House.
The Critical Election Question: Can We Spend Our Way Out of a Slump?
For some, government spending is just what the doctor ordered when an economy falls on hard times. But is the doctor a quack or a genius?