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Democrats seek federal contract ban for tax-dodging corporations

Washington - Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would deny federal contracts to US companies which incorporate overseas in order to avoid paying taxes.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Elizabeth Warren popular but would struggle as president

Despite the entrenched power of Hillary Clinton, rookie senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts may be looking to snatch the 2016 Democratic nomination for president by hooking in from the left as a populist. But she might struggle as chief executive...
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

Republicans slowly embracing marijuana

For years the U.S. House has been turning down proposals dealing with marijuana but this week that all changed when the House approved a new measure.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen - 1 comment

Interview: U.S. Senate candidate Kesha Rogers Special

Kesha Rogers is a most interesting U.S. Senate candidate. She's a Texas Democrat who believes that President Obama, who she often compares to Hitler, should be impeached -- some allege she's even said executed -- for "flagrant" constitutional violations.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

U.S. economic growth stalled during first quarter

Washington - The broad-based economic recovery touted by the administration during last year's election campaign sounds more like a political fairy tale when juxtaposed with the rate of economic growth this year.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 2 comments

Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Op-Ed: Florida's special election could be a predictor of the midterms

Florida's 13th congressional district held a special election last week, and its results may offer a tea-leaf reading on the upcoming midterm elections.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Op-Ed: America's Broken Politics

New York - America’s two party system is broken, has been for some time, and continues without interruption to show ever more clearly that this is so.
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 3 comments

Restaurant owner refuses to serve gay people or 'freak' customers

Enid - An Oklahoma restaurant and bar owner has raised eyebrows and ire by refusing to serve gay people, blacks, Hispanics and other racial minorities, welfare recipients, disabled people, Muslims and Democrats.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

'American Idol' star Clay Aiken to run for US Congress

Fayetteville - Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken has formally declared his candidacy for US Congress as a Democrat looking to unseat a Republican incumbent in his home state of North Carolina.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Florida Congressman resigns over cocaine possession charge

Representative Trey Radel, Republican of Florida, will resign from Congress this evening, after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. A letter he sent to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Monday states he will resign from Congress.
In the Media by Mike White

Op-Ed: Comprehensive U.S. tax reform can benefit the 90 percent

With the 2014 midterm election narrative likely to center on income inequality, congressional legislators and candidates should look to meaningful comprehensive tax reform.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Op-Ed: N.J. traffic scandal business as usual for GOP, party of moaners

Memo to the U.S. Republican Party: when you lose an election you don't do everything you can to make the Democrats look bad or have a hard time governing. You pull up your socks and pitch in, you work with the winners, you help your country move forward.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 9 comments

Op-Ed: Economic recovery cannot exist in a plutocratic America

Much debate is had every month when job reports are released about the state of our economy, but these debates are between politicians and economists and rarely reflect what the American people as a whole feel or think.
In the Media by Dan Arel - 11 comments

Democrat state lawmaker calls Arizona 'racist wasteland'

Seattle - A Washington state lawmaker and Seattle Seahawks fan upset over his NFL team's loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday took to Twitter and called the Grand Canyon State a "desert racist wasteland."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Republicans declare cease-fire in battle with Obama and Democrats

With President Obama attending the funeral of South African hero Nelson Mandela, the Congress has stunned Washington with Christmas approaching by reaching a deal on a budget.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

Harvard survey: American youth abandoning Obama and congress

According to Harvard University's Institute of Politics survey, America's youth are abandoning Obama and the two-party federal government in general.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

As Obamacare falters, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) plays to visibility

The Affordable Care Act's botched rollout may be giving legs to the national aspirations of Tea Party darling Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Nancy Pelosi struggles to defend Obamacare on Meet The Press

In an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) struggled to defend Obamacare under a litany of questions heaped on her.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Still proud to be an American

All the bickering, backstabbing, and bushwhacking going on up on Capitol Hill has bothered me more than ever before. Maybe it is my age.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 17 comments

Op-Ed: The debt ceiling from a scientist's point of view

Washington - Scientists work with numbers a lot. Counting, weighing, percentages, etc. And as a scientist, I would say for the most part, we are good with numbers.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The failure of our President to lead

This past week appeared to be just another week riding down the road filled with potholes called partisan politics. Those small bumps in the road have become gaping holes over the past half a decade.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 9 comments

Reid: Boehner 'can't take yes for an answer' on shutdown

With the federal government shutdown now in its eighth day, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed his frustration with the House GOP request for negotiations.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Dems push 'Discharge Petition' to eliminate Boehner and Tea Party

Washington - House Democrats are pushing forward with a rare procedural move called a "discharge petition." This will remove John Boehner and Tea Party extremists from the budget process for a vote on a clean spending bill.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

Op-Ed: All politics is agency theory

The posturing politicians, pundits, and poobahs in Washington who participated in this latest partial government shutdown once more prove the wisdom of a couple of political tenets: All politics is local, and agents will act in their own best interests.
In the Media by John David Powell

Twitter accounts for government agencies say bye during shutdown

Washington - With the new federal government partially shut down thanks to the continual bickering of the two parties involved in Washington, many Government employees and agencies are now non-functional or outright closed down for the time being.
In the Media by Tomica Bonner - 1 comment

Obama issues video statement to US military amid shutdown

Amid the first federal government shutdown in 17 years, President Obama released a video to reassure the nation's military that it will have the resources needed to function.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

U.S. government shutdown in effect, first time in 17 years

The U.S. government, after a congressional vote Monday night, is shutting down as the new fiscal year begins October 1. Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a spending plan, instigating the first U.S. government shutdown since 1995-96.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Polls: More than 60% of Americans want spending cuts

As Democratic and Republican congressional legislators head toward a possible government shutdown over their federal budget and debt ceiling differences, more than 60 percent of Americans want spending cuts.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments
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