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6 ways Democrats lose out in 2015 spending bill
Yahoo! News

6 ways Democrats lose out in 2015 spending bill

By Meredith Shiner Late Tuesday night, congressional negotiators unveiled a spending deal to keep most of the government funded through September 2015, but on Wednesday it became clear that the substantial policy concessions made by Democrats ... Gnom.es, 1 month ago

Could Repealing "Corruption Taxes" Be the Democrats' Secret Weapon?

Imagine the approval rating for a politician who could legitimately promise to send a $300 check to every taxpayer every year without raising the deficit...simply by repealing three giveaways that have no economic rationale and were passed only to ...
 Huffington Post3 weeks ago

A Decade of Hard Work Turns into Historic Marijuana Victory in Congress

RJ Sangosti via Over the weekend Congress passed the " cromnibus ," an end of year federal spending bill designed to fund most of the government through 2015. The bill contains the bipartisan Rohrabacher-Farr medical marijuana amendment ...
 Huffington Post1 month ago

Congress Is Rich: Here's Why It Matters

Congress is rich. The average net worth in Congress is a bit more than $6 million, while the median net worth is $1 million. To put that in context , $4 million in net worth is enough to put someone in the top 1 percent, and $660,000 is enough to ...
 Huffington Post1 month ago
Denver Post

Ken Buck dissing Obama (2 letters)

Ken Buck arrives after securing the 4th District U.S. Congressional seat to give his acceptance speech at the Colorado GOP's election night party in Denver on Nov. 4. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post) Re: Ken Buck dishes out a slice of ...
 Denver Post2 months ago
Government Technology US

#Hack4Congress: Can This Not-Just-for-Technologists Event Fix Congress?

Most Americans would argue that Congress must be fixed -- and an event this weekend is asking political scientists, policy experts, technologists, architects and designers to help do just that. Hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government ...
 Government Technology US3 days ago

On Day One, GOP Congress takes the axe to Social Security

The Republicans have a plan: pit older workers who receive Social Security Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) against so-called "freeloading" beneficiaries of disability insurance. The plan is being sprung just in time for the 2016 election. ...
 People's World2 weeks ago

New Congresspersons, Senators Preparing to Take Oaths, Offices

WASHINGTON—Congress approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there's one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawmakers who are about to join its ranks. The House will welcome 58 freshmen this coming week, ...
 Epoch Times3 weeks ago
Examiner.com

Republicans have a 'plan' for 2015

A primary goal for the Republican leadership will be to raise the historically low congressional approval rating at least into the high teens. The current 13% level is above the all-time low of 9% in November 2014. It's Obama's fault said a ...
 Examiner.com3 weeks ago

5 Awful Things Congress Snuck Into the Omnibus Budget Deal

On Thursday night, the US House passed the omnibus spending bill - backed aggressively by President Obama and GOP leadership - to avert another government shutdown and put off our next completely avoidable, 100% self-imposed budget crisis until next ...
 Common Dreams1 month ago
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