“That hurts our down-ballot candidates, not just 2nd Congressional District,” Kleeb said. “So the question is — will progressive groups fill that hole? If we are going to say we want more progressive Democrats running, then who is funding the revolution?” … [Read more...] about After Kara Eastman’s primary win, will national groups lose interest in 2nd District race?
Ashford did well in the rest of that area within Interstate 680, winning by the most in north Omaha and in and around Westside — an area he used to represent in the Legislature. Ashford built a 1,033-vote advantage in his stronger areas. … [Read more...] about Kara Eastman’s path to victory: How she beat a well-known ex-congressman in 2nd District primary
Beth Karas, a former prosecutor, says, if she were a juror, she would NOT have convicted Steven Avery. Avery is the Wisconsin man charged with murder in the death of a 25-year-old freelance photographer. Karas says the jury was not presented enough evidence to convict Avery beyond a reasonable doubt. … [Read more...] about Beth Karas: Evidence in Doc Not Enough to Convict Steven Avery
On June 12, Commissioner Kara M. Stein called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to make its net capital requirements for broker dealers more stringent. Commissioner Stein warned that current net capital levels may not be sufficient to withstand a financial crisis. In her remarks, Commissioner Stein said that “the SEC needs to examine its capital, leverage, and liquidity requirements, and modernize them to reflect the current funding ecosystem and our post-crisis understanding of systemic risks.” Commissioner Stein noted that the SEC should “revise its reasoning for imposing capital requirements to reflect not only our historical objective to protect a firm’s customers, but also reduce the risk to the entire financial system of a large broker-dealer’s collapse.” Commissioner Stein added that the SEC should consider what constitutes capital, specifically noting whether subordinated debt from an affiliate should continue to count as capital. … [Read more...] about SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein Calls for More Stringent Net Capital Requirements for Broker Dealers
He said if elected to fill the seat again, he would urge the Trump administration to fix problems with the North American Free Trade Agreement, a current subject of negotiations, rather than scrap the whole thing. He also said Trump’s concern about American jobs would be better addressed by retraining the workforce. … [Read more...] about Brad Ashford, Kara Eastman explain how they would approach trade if elected to Congress