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3 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Mike Lee Would Send Highway Funds To The States

As the Senate prepared to vote on keeping the Highway Trust Fund solvent, Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee proposed transferring a significant amount of discretion over transportation projects back to the states.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Conservative Political News

4 hrs ago | The Hill

Senate changes highway bill, risks construction shutdown

Funding for federal highway projects were at a crossroads on Tuesday after the Senate approved legislation that House Republican leaders say is a nonstarter in the lower chamber.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ron Wyden, Democrat, John Thune

4 hrs ago | Politico

Senate steps closer to 'highway cliff'

The Senate has passed a bill to rescue highway and transit funding that House Speaker John Boehner says he won't accept, keeping the specter of a "highway cliff" alive with just days before Congress is set to leave for its August recess.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Orrin Hatch, Barbara Boxer, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster

7 hrs ago | Free Republic

Sen. Cruz co-sponsors bill to ban bulk record collection

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the USA FREEDOM Act of 2014 filed today.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, Republican, Senator Al Franken, Senator Dean Heller

10 hrs ago | Politico

Leahy unveils latest surveillance bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy today unveiled an update of his surveillance reform bill, the USA Freedom Act, after weeks of negotiations with the White House and civil liberties groups.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Patriot Act, Republican, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller, Senator Al Franken

15 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Will spending more tax dollars on new roads or bike lanes make commuting easier?

Traffic getting worse during commuter hours? Potholes from last winter still not filled? Don't understand why bike lanes are suddenly so important? More than 90 percent of Americans depend upon their personal cars and trucks to get to and from work every day.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Mon Jul 28, 2014

FreedomWorks

Capitol Hill Update, 28 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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Environment, Science, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, Environmental Law, Law

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Switching places: The GOP is now the party of reform

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair came to prominence in the 1990s as an expert in political renovation, transforming the Labour Party from a creaky, socialist relic to a modern, center-left governing institution.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Opinion

Hot Air

CNN poll: Hillary doing better with white voters than any Democrat since Jimmy Carter

Good catch by Dave Weigel from this weekend's "Romney defeats Obama!" CNN troll poll .

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, The One

National Review Online

Today's Policy Agenda: Mitch Daniels Is Fighting College Inflation

Former Indaia governor and now Purdue University president Mitch Daniels is providing a model for fighting college-tuition inflation and reforming the higher education landscape, as Douglas Belkin reports in the Wall Street Journal : A year and a half into his tenure, Mr. Daniels has frozen tuition , cut the cost of student food by 10% and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mitch Daniels, US Governors, Purdue University, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mitt Romney

Salt Lake Tribune

News roundup: GOP has 60% shot at taking the Senate

Forecast: GOP has 60% shot of taking the Senate. Trial over Oklahoma City bombing docs starts today.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Sun Jul 27, 2014

TwinCities

Matt O'Brien: 3 ideas from Paul Ryan's poverty plan that liberals can love

And it's not hard to see why. He's an Ayn Rand fanboy who's authored budget after budget that purportedly balances itself by cutting taxes for the rich and cutting spending for the poor even more -- to almost comically low levels.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Barack Obama, Democrat, Prison, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Don't Mess With Taxes

Will the Highway Trust Fund be refilled before it runs dry?

The Senate is expected to vote next week on a bill to refill the funding tank that fuels the nation's highway and mass-transit projects.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Graves

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Commentary Magazine

Seeking the Welfare of the City

The deficit-neutral plan would consolidate nearly a dozen federal anti-poverty programs into a single funding stream for states ; expand the Earned Income Tax Credit to childless workers; streamline federal grant, loan, and work-study programs and give more educational programs access to accreditation ; revise the mandatory-minimum sentencing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Don't oppose U.S. women's museum, Sen. Lee

Several years ago, when I was working on a project to compile 19th century Utah schoolteachers' narratives in a book, I found this quote from noted scholar Carolyn Heilbrun: "Women in the past have a dreadful tendency to disappear in a cloud of anonymity and silence."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Utah, Opinion

Media Matters for America

Dinesh D'Souza's Political Friends Rally To His Defense

Dinesh D'Souza has been ridiculed for his conspiracy theories about President Obama and other progressives, but Republican elected officials have repeatedly rushed to his defense even when D'Souza has made absurd, unsupported allegations.

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Related Topix: Obama's America, Books, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher, US Senate, Paul Ryan, Senator Ted Cruz

Fire Dog Lake

FDL Exclusive: DOJ Says Smarter Sentencing Act Would Save Taxpayers $24 Billion

Previous estimates said the SSA would save taxpayers $3 billion over 10 years but the new memo more than doubles that at $7.4 billion The Department of Justice has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from FDL News for documents estimating the costs that the federal government will not have to incur if the Smarter Sentencing Act of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, ACLU, US Politics, US Senate, Richard Durbin, Democrat, Republican, Representative Raul Labrador, US House of Representatives, Drugs

The Washington Post

Why David Perdue is the favorite against Michelle Nunn in Georgia

Our forecast for the outcome of the Georgia U.S. Senate election this year is more optimistic for the Republicans than those of many other analysts.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Elizabeth Dole, US Governors, Sonny Perdue, Sports

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Paul Ryan Backs Sentencing Reform As a Way of 'Expanding Opportunity in America'

Today House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled proposals aimed at "Expanding Opportunity in America" that include "commonsense criminal-justice reform."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Prison, US Senate, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Senator Rand Paul

ABC News

Five Ways Paul Ryan Thinks He Can End Poverty

Rep. Paul Ryan thinks the federal government should stop its habit of treating poverty as a series of isolated problems and start listening to the "boots on the ground," local community leaders fighting for different results.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, US Senate, Representative Ron DeSantis

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