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2 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

National Review Online

How Paul Ryan Has Changed the Debate Over Poverty and the Minimum Wage

Paul Ryan's new anti-poverty proposal is sprawling and ambitious, and it will take some time to unpack the many ideas contained within it.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Daily Kos

Republican senators wonder: What if Mitch McConnell loses?

It's a taboo subject among Senate Republicans but one that's on many senators' minds: What if Mitch McConnell loses his reelection bid? Well, clearly, it is clickbait, or at least clickbait for political geeks who like to follow what Politico calls a "parlor game."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, John Cornyn, Richard Burr, John McCain

Deseret News

My view: Main Street won't give up against patent trolls

Main Street businesses across Utah and the rest of the country are feeling the pinch from patent trolls.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Orrin Hatch, Utah, Real Estate

Trucker

Reid does deal with GOP to extend Highway Trust Fund

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced a deal with Republicans on Wednesday that paves the way for a final vote on a bill to fund federal transportation projects through next spring.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, Republican, Bob Corker, Ron Wyden

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Free Republic

David Perdue wins Republican Senate nomination

Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia's Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party's U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Dollar General, Retail

Crooks and Liars

Two Wingnut Judges Order Obamacare Defunded

Update: The 4th Circuit ruled unanimously today in the opposite direction, saying that Congressional intent was clear with regard to federal exchanges.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

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