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Congress and MLB, an All-or-Nothing Game

Congress and MLB, an All-or-Nothing Game

The home run has plagued both Congress and baseball.

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SWAMP STORIES: CBP Keeps Smugglers, Human Traffickers in Hiring Process

SWAMP STORIES: CBP Keeps Smugglers, Human Traffickers in Hiring Process

News from inside the beltway they don’t want you to hear.

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America Belongs to the Dead

America Belongs to the Dead

Would you treat debt differently if you knew it would be passed on to your children?

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PGA Tax Exemption Putts Taxpayers in the Red

PGA Tax Exemption Putts Taxpayers in the Red

$1.2 billion in Revenue. $0 in federal taxes.

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SWAMP STORIES: Interior’s Mystery Land

SWAMP STORIES: Interior’s Mystery Land

News from inside the beltway they don't want you to hear.

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The Longer Congress Waits, the Harder It Gets

The Longer Congress Waits, the Harder It Gets

Congress should proactively fix Social Security, before time runs out.

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TBT: Government Soap Operas

TBT: Government Soap Operas

The D.C. soap opera never ends, especially when it comes to government waste.

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Engineer Gets Agency to Pay for Law Degree, Then Quits

Engineer Gets Agency to Pay for Law Degree, Then Quits

Dept of Energy broke protocols to pay for engineer's $138,000 law degree.

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Army of the Debt

Army of the Debt

While political power struggles dominate our attention, a far greater threat looms on the horizon.

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TBT: Congressional Beach Bums

TBT: Congressional Beach Bums

Congress continues to accommodate parochial beachfront interests.

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Budget Resolutions are Easy–Follow Through is What Matters

Budget Resolutions are Easy–Follow Through is What Matters

House Republicans are finding it hard to pass a budget bill that does, well, nothing.

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The Motion to Proceed…to What? A Senate Healthcare Explainer

The Motion to Proceed…to What? A Senate Healthcare Explainer

Today, the Senate voted to proceed to debate a health care bill. Here's what you can expect now.

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Pro-Growth Tax Reform Means Eliminating Special Favors

Pro-Growth Tax Reform Means Eliminating Special Favors

The U.S. tax system is being taken advantage of, and Washington is to blame.

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Defunding the NEA Won't Gut the Arts

Defunding the NEA Won't Gut the Arts

Open the Books recently released a report on federal funding for the arts. The key takeaway? The arts will continue to thrive without taxpayer support.

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TBT: Winter is Coming...and Your Federal Tax Dollars Will Pay For It

TBT: Winter is Coming...and Your Federal Tax Dollars Will Pay For It

This TBT we highlight a report about an outdated federal disaster declaration process that spends billions on cleaning up snow.

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Despite Ban, Earmarks on the Rise

Despite Ban, Earmarks on the Rise

CAGW identified $6.8 billion in pork in their 25th Congressional Pig Book.

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Bachelor or Bust? An Alternative Path for Young Americans

Bachelor or Bust?  An Alternative Path for Young Americans

Hearing panelists suggest the bachelor's degree has been oversold, and there are more options for young Americans.

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D.C. Slaps the Baseline Towards a Fiscal Crisis

D.C. Slaps the Baseline Towards a Fiscal Crisis

Three words, under current law, are driving a wedge in the health care debate. We examine how both sides can be right, while future generations are wronged.

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