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BREAKING: House Passes Spending Bill, But Its Fate Still Looks Murky in Senate

After Speaker Paul Ryan struck a deal with the Freedom Caucus, House Republicans had the votes to pass a spending bill that would keep the government open through February 16, but the bill’s chances of passing the Senate remains far from certain. As Politico reported, part of the deal involved agreeing to the Freedom Caucus’ demand for a separate vote on military funding. After the | Read More »
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Sheila Jackson Lee Tries, Fails, to Name Foreign Agents Bill After Paul Manafort and Mike Flynn

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is no stranger to attention-grabbing behavior in Congress. Typically known for lining the aisles of State of the Union addresses (though apparently not the forthcoming one, which she plans to boycott), Jackson Lee has now set her sites on legislation updating the  Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Most critically, Jackson Lee has a rename in mind for the rebooted | Read More »
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Looking for a Weak Recruit to Challenge Bob Menendez? New Jersey Republicans Might Have One

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) may have avoided going to jail over alleged corruption, but the controversy surrounding him and the possibility of a retrial indicates that he could be one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2018. But maybe not if New Jersey Republicans wind up boosting the potential candidacy of a former business executive with ties to President Trump who looks | Read More »
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Does Amazon’s Bezos – the World’s Richest Man – Need So Much Government Cronyism?

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – is doing ok. Jeff Bezos Is the Richest Person in History: “The Amazon CEO’s net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday, according to Bloomberg’s billionaire tracker. That eclipses the record previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.” #1 All-Time – is pretty good. To be clear: This is not a criticism of Bezos achieving the previously unachieved. I like money. I | Read More »
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