Friday Jul 25
Tennessee Democrats, Let's Talk: It's Time to Kick That Crossover Voting Habit
As in other places, the Volunteer State's open primary can be a blessing or a curse---which one it will be for the 2014 mid-terms depends upon the ability of Tennessee's progressive voters to resist the urge to hedge their bets and stack the Republican ballot.
Friday Jul 25
Bipartisan Health Bills: Medical Leave, Congressional Plans and Chronic Care Coverage
Despite bitter congressional wrangling over the health care overhaul law and health spending priorities, several bills introduced this week suggest there is some bipartisan consensus on health care issues.
Friday Jul 25
Debunking the bad science on abortion and women's health
Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the Women's Health Protection Act , a bill that would prevent unnecessary restrictions on abortions and abortion providers.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
House Passes Student Tax Credit Simplification Bill
The bill, known as the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act, would consolidate the Hope Credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and the tuition deduction into a single, expanded American Opportunity Tax Credit.
School Tax Breaks Get House Support as Democrats Object
The House of Representatives voted to expand and simplify tax breaks for education as Republicans continue to pass piecemeal tax bills while Congress is deadlocked on broader changes to the U.S. tax code.
WLUK-TV Green Bay
House votes to simplify education tax breaks
The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
New Bill Doesn't Address the Fundamental Issue with Higher Education Tax Credits
The House Committee on Ways and Means amended the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act last Thursday and has issued a comprehensive report on the bill.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Here's How Republicans Are Blaming the Damage From the Obamacare Lawsuit on Democrats
In a conference call today, while going over the meaning of the Halbig v. Burwell decision, the Cato Institute's health care freedom fighter Michael Cannon drained the national strategic chutzpah reserve.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Happening on the Hill: 21 July, 2014
Government goes to those who show up. FreedomWorks makes it easy to hold your elected officials accountable in our fully interactive Action Center.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Jackson Sun
Black, Tennessee tea party split on key voteBlack, Tennessee tea...
Black, Tennessee tea party split on key vote Gallatin Republican running for third term is facing several challengers Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/07/18/black-tennessee-tea-party-split-key-vote/12866939/ The Gallatin resident, now running for a third term in the 6th ... (more)
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Dave Brat Hires Same GOP Firm Doing Immigration Work For Mark Zuckerberg
Dave Brat, the insurgent who knocked off Eric Cantor with a hardline anti-immigration message, has hired the GOP firm that does pro-immigration reform messaging for Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us , sources familiar with the arrangement told HuffPost.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Women speak out against 'extreme' abortion bill
Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2014 / 05:02 pm .- A federal bill to remove almost all abortion regulations is drawing strong opposition from critics who say that it would be devastating to health and safety of both women and their children.
Media Research Center
Rep. Ann Wagner on Media: Conservative Women - Fight 3 Times as Hard' To - Have Voices Heard'
It's the packaging - not the message - that must change for conservatives reach more women - or so a panel of congresswomen agreed last week.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Media Matters for America
Fox Hides Harmful Effects Of State Attacks On Women's Choice
Fox News ran a dishonest report on a proposed bill to prohibit states from imposing unusually burdensome regulations on abortion clinics, hiding the harmful effects that the barrage of onerous state restrictions on abortion have had on access to abortion.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Outside the Beltway
Republicans Still Don't Know How To Communicate With Female Voters
It's no secret that the Republican Party has a problem with women voters in general, and younger single women in particular.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The Republican plan to change the 'war on women' narrative needs work
A group of conservative women, mostly members of the Republican Study Committee, met Friday to discuss issues facing women today and how the GOP can better explain how its policies could help.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
A High Wire Act: Quiet Speaker Well Positioned After Haslam, But Next Four Years Will Be a Challenge
House Speaker Beth Harwell was first elected to the Legislature in 1988. No other current House member has served longer.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Republicans Circulate List of Top Female House Candidates
The end of primary season is nigh, and Republicans are now optimistic their slate of House candidates will yield a net gain of female members in the conference after November.