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The Long March Through the Republican Party

The Long March Through the Republican Party

The Tea Party's epitaph has been written. A confident Republican establishment is now prepared to possibly take the Senate in 2014 and then lose it again in 2016 to another wave of historical change.

In its defense the establishment, a motley collection of men paid by special interest groups whose ...

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Judicial Watch Sues Departments of Defense and State for Records about Benghazi Briefings of Congressional Leaders

Judicial Watch Sues Departments of Defense and State for Records about Benghazi Briefings of Congressional Leaders

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced yesterday that on May 15, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Departments of Defense and State to obtain records regarding briefings given to top congressional leaders regarding “the activities of any agency or ...

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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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