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Congress: The insiders

In President Obama’s State of the Union, he noted outlawing “insider trading.” And he did it again in his weekly address. The Washington Post reported this on Sunday: “Congress members overseeing firms involved in gulf spill held oil, gas stock.”

The Hill: “Congressional Republicans are looking to employ a number of tactics, both conventional and novel, to push back against President Obama for his recent quartet of recess appointments.”

“Senate campaign committees tapped two familiar hands to lead their independent expenditures this cycle — a high-stakes gig that controls tens of millions of dollars in spending for 2012 races,” Roll Call reports. “But these Senate money managers will confront new challenges this cycle as outside group and super PAC spending increasingly compete for air time.”