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For The First Time Ever, More Than Half The Members Of Congress Are Millionaires

For The First Time Ever, More Than Half The Members Of Congress Are Millionaires

Wealthy members of Congress are living the high life at taxpayer expense, while most of the rest of the country continues to suffer through one of the worst economic periods in our lifetimes.  According to an analysis conducted by the Center for Responsive Politicsearlier this year, more than ...

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Lawmakers Gone Wild

Lawmakers Gone Wild

City Journal, the urban policy magazine of choice.

California’s once-exemplary legislature now manages to be both trivial and destructive.

In January, California governor Jerry Brown, responding to one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, declared a state of emergency. The state legislature, ...

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Countdown to August Recess

Countdown to August Recess

A Primer of What’s Pending, What’s Possible, What to Watch.

The window is closing fast for so-called immigration reform to pass this year. The House will be in session for only 30 more days between now and the August recess, while the Senate has 40 work days left. As such – and we’ve been here ...

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Avoiding GOP Immigration Reform Self-Sabotage, Pt. 4: The Chamber of Commerce

Avoiding GOP Immigration Reform Self-Sabotage, Pt. 4: The Chamber of Commerce

It's hard to think of a more important member of the Republican establishment than the Chamber of Commerce. The very name conjures up Republican cultural values and economic goals — business, the free enterprise system, industriousness, delay of gratification, risk taking, resilience — even profit ...

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Why John Boehner Hates The Tea Party

Why John Boehner Hates The Tea Party

What is now called the Tea Party began in 2007 as a loosely-organized yet highly-motivated grassroots support effort for Congressman Ron Paul's bid for the White House. Since those early days, a lot has happened to the Tea Party.

For one thing, the Tea Party is now much larger and broader than any ...

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Avoiding GOP Immigration Reform Self-Sabotage, Pt. 3: "Conservatives for Comprehensive Immigration Reform"

Avoiding GOP Immigration Reform Self-Sabotage, Pt. 3:

The Republican establishment, as it might be called, consists of its "professional class" — past and present political office holders, consultants, pundits, heads of various Republican constituency groups, and associated think tanks and personnel. Collectively, they might be considered the ...

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Hillary Stacks the Benghazi Select Committee

Hillary Stacks the Benghazi Select Committee

On Wednesday, Democrats deigned to join Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating Benghazi, primarily to protect Hillary Clinton’s reputation in particular, and the Obama administration’s in general. Toward that end they will likely do what they always do whenever their ...

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Avoiding GOP Immigration Self-Sabotage, Pt. 2: Tea Party vs. Establishment

Avoiding GOP Immigration Self-Sabotage, Pt. 2: Tea Party vs. Establishment

One of the most basic forms of self-sabotage is unnecessary warfare among parties that essentially agree with each other. However, another form of self-sabotage is denying that important differences exist among like-minded parties and not clarifying them so the differences can receive a fair ...

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Boko Haram: Move Along, Nothing To See Here

 Boko Haram: Move Along, Nothing To See Here

[Continuing  series from the Capital Research Center on deception in politics and policy.]

Last week we took a look at the Obama administration’s deception campaign about Benghazi and Al Qaeda.

A key part of that con involves Boko Haram, the Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group that ...

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