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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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TBT: The Department of Everything

TBT: The Department of Everything

This week the House started debating the defense budget. We highlight an oversight report that could save taxpayers billions and make our national defense stronger.

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All-Star Waste: $132 Million in Federal Subsidies Used to Build Marlins Park

All-Star Waste: $132 Million in Federal Subsidies Used to Build Marlins Park

Tonight's All-Star game will be played in a billion dollar stadium funded mostly by tax dollars.

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Kaz's Column: Why is the Bad Stuff Easier to Believe?

Kaz's Column: Why is the Bad Stuff Easier to Believe?

Extremely effective in partisan politics, Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman is right, the bad stuff is easier to believe.

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TBT: National Park Funds for Foreign Perks

TBT: National Park Funds for Foreign Perks

Judging an Italian film festival, fixing bridges in Chile, and educating German children about U.S. parks while our parks at home fall apart are emblematic of failed priorities.

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Kaz's Column: What It Means To Be An American Millennial

Kaz's Column: What It Means To Be An American Millennial

Something is missing from this generation, specifically, the sense of what it is to be an American.

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