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8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

This Republican is trying to use Uber to sell his highway funding plan

This week, Sen. Mike Lee attempted to use Uber to explain his amendment to the federal highway bill that would shift authority over federal highway and transportation funds to the states, accompanied by an 80 percent cut in the federal gas tax.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Graves, Barbara Boxer, Democrat

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Facing off on economic growth

There's no question that 4 percent second-quarter growth is better than the 2.1 percent contraction in the first quarter.

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Related Topix: Weather, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Sports

16 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

The GOP as the party of reformThe GOP as the party of reformThe goal...

The GOP as the party of reform The goal is not to reduce social spending but to improve functioning of social programs.

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

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

News roundup: How Mitt Romney spent his summer vacation

How Mitt Romney spent his summer vacation. Herbert names former BYU athletic director as GOED head.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Paul McGann, Representative Chris Stewart, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Orrin Hatch

Vision Monday

U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holding Antitrust Hearing Today on ...

The U.S. Senate's Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee is holding a hearing this afternoon here on pricing and competition in the contact lens industry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Republican

Crooks and Liars

Douthat: Hey, The Rest Of Us Are Victims Of Paternalism Too

The Paul Ryan poverty plan demeans the poor -- but hey, Ross Douthat says, the rest of us have to clear hurdles to get government aid, too! In a blog post yesterday, Ross Douthat lashed out at critics of the Paul Ryan poverty plan who've charged Ryan with paternalism for proposing that poor people work out and live up to a plan of action before ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Family, Kids, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Social Security, Dave Camp, US Senate

Forbes.com

Paul Ryan And The Emerging Conservative Reform Agenda In Higher Education

Paul Ryan's 73-page blueprint for expanding opportunity is chock full of ideas for higher education and job training reform.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Representative Ron DeSantis, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, Business News

The Hill

Paul sees opening for criminal justice reform

Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday he thinks there is a chance his plan with Sen. Cory Booker to reform the criminal justice system could pass the Senate this year.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Senator Rand Paul

ENR-Engineering News-Record

Senate OKs $8B Trust-Fund Patch, Sending Bill Back to House

With an Aug. 1 deadline drawing near, the Senate has made a major change in the $10.8-billion House-passed rescue plan for the ailing Highway Trust Fund, trimming the revenue infusion for the fund to $8 billion.

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National Review Online

Alexander: Repeal Davis-Bacon

The Davis-Bacon Act, which became law in 1931, requires all contractors and subcontractors working on federal construction projects worth more than $2,000 to pay their workers the local "prevailing wage," as determined by the Department of Labor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

TheNewspaper

US Senate Rejects Diminished Federal Transportation Role

The US Senate on Tuesday voted 79 to 18 to pass a modified version of the stop-gap measure providing funding for federal transportation projects that cleared the House earlier this month .

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Barbara Boxer, Democrat, California Government, California

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

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

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

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

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

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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