U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    George W. Gets a Heart Stent and Obamacare is Evil. Yeah, That Makes Sense.

    Must be more to the President George W. Bush arterial stent operation than we have heard so far. About the only conclusion fair to draw, in fact, is that not all the facts have been made public. The Dallas Morning News has an op-ed page piece in the paper this morning by Dr. Marc K. Siegel defen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Ron Kirk's About to Trade Up

    'Bout 20 minutes from now, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk will go before the Senate Committee on Finance for his confirmation hearing as U.S. trade ambassador -- finally, right? We're having a watch party at Unfair Park HQ: Schutze brought the churros; Merten, the Moosehead. And I brought the Maker's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Yes, Your Honoraria: Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk Has a Small Tax Matter to Tend To

    Flickr photo: Obama__Dallas (Adam Jefferson)A Friend of Unfair Park sends along this just-posted piece from Politico detailing Ron Kirk's taxing issue before the Senate Finance Committee, which just today announced it was pushing back his confirmation hearing as U.S. trade ambassador till next Monda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    A New Trade: Ron Kirk's Wait May Be Over

    Barack Obama nominated Ron Kirk as U.S. trade representative a week before Christmas. A month after that, Obama was sworn in as president. A month after that, the former Dallas mayor's still waiting for his hearing before the Senate Committee on Finance, which still doesn't have Kirk pencilled in on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Ron Kirk's Doing Just Fine, Thanks

    The Senate Committee on Finance doesn't have Ron Kirk's confirmation hearing penciled in on the schedule; so, for now, Bush appointee Peter F. Allgeier is the acting U.S. Trade Representative, the position to which then-President-elect Barack Obama appointed Kirk last month. But the former Dallas ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Oh, Say, Can You D.C.: Ron Kirk and Tom Leppert at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Dallas mayors former and current were in D.C. over the weekend for the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting: Tom Leppert, to once more make Dallas's case for stimulus dough-re-mi; Ron Kirk, to calm mayors' fears concerning his unpopular position on free trade. Leppert, like every other in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Fort Worth's Kenneth Copeland to Senator Grassley: Bring It.

    Gloria and Kenneth Copeland Back in November, Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican and his party's top man on the Senate Finance Committee, demanded the financial info from a handful of televangelists who the senator -- and Trinity Foundation's Ole Anthony -- believes are abusing their tax-exem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    He Could Have Just Said, "Look, Jesus Wants Me to Have an Airplane, K?"

    KTVT-Channel 11 John Copeland, CEO of Copeland Ministries Way back in November, Sen. Charles Grassley -- Iowa Republican and the party's top man on the Senate Finance Committee -- told six televangelists to turn over their financials, lest they suffer the wrath of Congress, which wants to make sure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Says Chronicle of Philanthropy, UT Southwestern's Still Got Some Explaining to Do

    Dr. Kern Wildenthal, president of UT Southwestern A lengthy, scolding essay in the subscription-only Chronicle of Philanthropy this morning reads like a mash-up: It touches on KTVT-Channel 11's canning Robert Riggs earlier this month; UT Southwestern Medical Center's list of 6,400 VIPs the hospital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Benny Hinn: Hot or Not?

    We now know the perfect way to describe Benny Hinn's hairstyle, thanks to 23/ Grapevine's Benny Hinn today tells Sen. Charles Grassley, via the Associated Press, to go take a flyin' leap. Which would be fine, except Grassley's the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee who wants Hinn a ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    Turning the Tables on Trinity Foundation

    Hey, Ole, is that a mote or a beam in your eye?

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Down the Commode! A Glimpse Into Ole Anthony's Case Against Televangelists

    Ole Anthony, not sitting on a commode of any kind As we noted Tuesday morning, Sen. Charles Grassley's investigating six top televangelists: Paula and Randy White, David and Joyce Meyer, Creflo and Taffi Dollar, Eddie L. Long, Wise County couple Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and Irving-based Benny Hin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Olé Ole!

    Ole Anthony still doesn't like televangelists. And they probably don't like him. CBS News has quite the revelation this a.m. (revelation -- heh): Sen. Charles Grassley an Iowa Republican and the party's top man on the Senate Finance Committee, is looking into half a dozen televangelists to see if th ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Consider the Source

    Planned Parenthood refuses to give up the dole without a fight

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Letters, December 6

    Because DISD Sucks, Deadly Restraint, We're the News

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Strategic withdrawal

    A tax-subsidized marketing firm backs out of politics -- sort of

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Pay up?

    Dan Morales' pal faces questions over his demand for millions in tobacco-suit fees

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Getting dumped

    Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground