Arthur Delaney

Maxine Waters Grills Geithner on Goldman Sachs Ties

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) grilled Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday about the role of investment bank Goldman Sachs in various government efforts to prevent a collapse of the financial industry.

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Russ Feingold Introduces Legislation to Abolish Federal Death Penalty

Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) reintroduced legislation Thursday to abolish the death penalty at the federal level. The "Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2009" comes just after New Mexico governor Bill Richardson's decision to ban capital punishment in his state.

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Protesting Health Insurance Heavyweights

Congressman Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) led a protest Monday outside the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington, site of the 2009 national conference of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a trade group for the health insurance industry.

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Smashing Pumpkins Sells Out For VISA Commercial

In a 2004 Newsweek interview, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan said he turned down "heavy, heavy money" to license his band's hit song, "Today," because, as he put it, some things are sacred:

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