Wednesday Apr 16
Glendale City Council Softens Stance on Tohono O'Odham Casino
After years of losses in court and an estimated $3 million in legal fees, the Glendale, Arizona City Council appeared to ease its opposition to the location of an Indian casino in Glendale within the Phoenix metropolitan area and voted to begin formal negotiations with the Tohono O'odham Nation regarding the proposed West Valley Resort and Casino, ... (more)
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Wingnuts' new 2016 hero? Marsha Blackburn is perfect
She plays fast and loose with facts and has no legislation to her name, but that just makes her a normal Republican Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn is having a moment, of sorts.
The Capitol Fax Blog
From "James Bond" to media hound in less than a year
A long time ago I asked Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan why he never golfed at his golf outing fundraisers.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Madigan's "millionaire tax" dies in the Illinois House
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Wed Apr 02, 2014
After Venting Over 'Sneaky' Doc-Fix Vote, House GOP Coalesces Behind Ryan Budget
House conservatives unloaded on their Republican leaders in two closed-door meetings Wednesday, a response to last week's maneuver to extend the so-called doc fix with an unexpected voice vote.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Obama refuses to raise human rights issues with Saudis
President Obama refused to raise human rights issues during his meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, despite urging from a bipartisan group of lawmakers and assurances from the White House that Obama "raises our commitment to human rights" on all his trips.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Fractious U.S. Republicans struggle over defense spending, Medicare
U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will unveil a 10-year budget blueprint in the next few weeks that will champion fiscal austerity, a theme party leaders hope will energize conservative voters ahead of the November congressional elections.
The Miami Herald
Huckabee in Washington, hinting at 2016 bid
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told about 70 Republican House members Wednesday that he is considering another run for the White House - but that campaign cash remains a key issue for him.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Congress: Get Tough on Saudis
Obama is going to Saudi Arabia to mend fences in the bilateral relationship, but Congress and human rights groups want him to do more to confront Riyadh on its shoddy human rights record.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
PAC Endorses to Support Small-Government Champions
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The Capitol Fax Blog
Cynicism versus reality
That opinion is cynical "insider" conventional wisdom - always one of the main enemies of an ambitious and unusual effort like A Better Illinois that is driven by outside people power.