Brian Baird

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Congress Riddled With Insider Trading

Study find 1-in-8 Congress trades pose potential conflict of interest

(Newser) - The Washington Post has pored over the 45,000 stock transactions made by members of Congress between 2007 and 2010, in a mammoth investigation into just how bad the government's insider trading problem is. The result—130 members of Congress or their families bought and sold up to $218... More »

Nine House Dems May Flip to 'Yes' on Health Care

Three of them are about to retire

(Newser) - Nine House Democrats say they have not ruled out switching their "no" votes to "yes" on Obama's health care overhaul, brightening the party's hopes in the face of unyielding Republican opposition. The White House has tried to smooth the way for them, showing its own openness to changes... More »

House Reps Make Rare Gaza Visit

Ellison, Baird arrive as violence continues in Strip

(Newser) - Two members of Congress traveled to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip today, the first such delegation to enter the area since the Islamic militant group rose to power in 2006. The House members—Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the first Muslim member of Congress, and Brian Baird of Washington—will meet with... More »

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