22 hrs ago
A Senator Sees 'Moral Hazard' in SBA Loan Program
A Republican Senator is questioning whether the Small Business Administration's flagship loan program puts taxpayer money at risk without enough oversight.
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John Locke Foundation
Pro-Obamacare publication has nice things to say about Burr plan
No one would confuse Bloomberg Businessweek with right-of-center publications such as National Review or the Weekly Standard .
Sat Apr 12, 2014
North Carolina senate race 2014
I am writing about all the competitive senate races. These diaries will be updated on Yahoo! as I hear about new material.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Man Found Dead On UTC Campus
A man was found dead in a UTC apartment or dorm room at 801 East 8th St. on Friday afternoon.
PPP: Race Still Looks Headed for Runoff
PPP released their monthly look at the North Carolina Senate race two days ago. The poll isn't so good for Speaker Thom Tillis.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Can Bobby Jindal's Health Plan Get the Republican Party on Track?
Before conservative policy wonks can win any policy victories, they'll need to overhaul the Republican Party.
Leahy denies Republican obstruction of judicial nominees
When filibuster reform for President Obama's nominees exposed the other ways Republicans could obstruct judicial nominations, Sen. Patrick Leahy said that he didn't think there was abuse of procedures, specifically in using their "blue slip" ability to either refuse to assist in nominating a judge for their home state, or blocking a nomination.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
John Locke Foundation
Mr. Klein, meet Sen. Burr
Joe Klein starts his latest TIME column with the assertion that Obamacare is here to stay, then admits how problematic the federal health law has become.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Leahy defends home-state senators' input on judges
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Prince George Citizen
Political offers pour in for Canadian MD who defended medicare in U.S. Senate
Political offers have been pouring in for a doctor who enthusiastically defended the reputation of Canada's medicare system during some tense exchanges in the U.S. Congress.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Fire Dog Lake
Torture Report Controversy: Is the CIA Beyond Accountability?
Thursday's Senate vote to release part of a 6,300-page report on the CIA's now-defunct rendition and torture program is something of a mixed blessing.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Senate finds CIA illegally interrogated terror suspects after 9-11
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., left, heads to closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, as the panel votes to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release of one of the ... (more)
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Leaders ABLE, but willing?
Congress has not often been as polarized as it has been for most of the Obama presidency.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Too Small to Fail's Ann O'Leary to speak at Child Care Aware(R) of...
For more than 25 years, Symposium has drawn advocates to D.C. to shape the conversation around child care and early learning for 11 million children ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2014 -- The future of policy and practice for 11 million children in child care will be the focus of Child Care Aware of America's 2014 Symposium April 2-4, 2014 at the Hyatt ... (more)
Krugman: Obamacare IS The GOP Healthcare Plan
Republicans are always searching for something and not finding it: In 2003 it was WMD in Iraq.
The Washington Post
Crossroads ad: Thom Tillis has the a oeconservative gutsa to replace Obamacare
Here's yet more evidence that Obamacare repeal is not a winner for Republicans, on the same day that it was announced that the law has hit its target of seven million enrollments.
Washington Times: CIA Libya Station Chief Said No Benghazi Protest Occurred
The CIA's station chief in Libya told his superiors that the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks were "not an escalation of anti-American protest," The Washington Times reported, citing documents and interview with current and former intelligence officials.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Could logjam be breaking on CIA torture?
I learned this several years ago, at an accountability strategy session there. We were briefed by some very smart D.C. insider types.
Stars and Stripes
Local, state politicians of both parties agree on Fort Bragg's importance
A dozen or so mayors from cities surrounding Fort Bragg visited recently to watch training exercises and interact with soldiers and civilian employees at the base.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
New questions about ex-CIA director's Benghazi claims ahead of...
New allegations are raising additional questions about former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell's involvement in crafting the administration's flawed narrative on the Benghazi attack, ahead of his scheduled testimony next week on Capitol Hill.