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  • State of the Union 2014

    Suppose a president of the United States delivered a State of the Union address and nobody cared? Isn't that what happened Tuesday night when the increasingly irrelevant -- and, yes, boring Barack Obama -- droned on about predictable things in a...
  • Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare

    Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare
    Ever since the housing market collapse, nothing stokes the flames of public outrage quite like the phrase "government bailout." It's become the condemnation of choice for both parties when faced with a policy they don't like. Lately, conservatives have...
  • How the GOP's Obamacare alternative is designed to fail

    Evidently fed up with accusations that their "repeal and replace" plan for Obamacare has consisted of a whole lot of "repeal" and not even a tiny bit of "replace," Senate Republicans last week unveiled an actual, detailed healthcare reform proposal. The...
  • Federal deficit dips, again, but long-term outlook remains tough

    Federal deficit dips, again, but long-term outlook remains tough
    WASHINGTON -- The federal deficit is likely to continue its slide -- to a lower-than-expected $514 billion for 2014, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. Down from last year's $680 billion, the current deficit projection would...
  • New forecast sharpens Obamacare debate

    New forecast sharpens Obamacare debate
    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s healthcare law will reduce the ranks of the uninsured by roughly 13 million this year and 25 million once the law is fully phased in, but will also result in the equivalent of 2-million people reducing their work...
  • Florida to get $125 million to fight citrus 'greening' in new farm bill

    WASHINGTON -- A broad farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday includes $125 million to fight "citrus greening," a devastating disease that kills orange trees and has cost Florida about $4.5 billion and 8,000 jobs, according to one estimate. ...
  • Income inequality begins to hit business in the pocketbook

    There's a new element in the debate over U.S. income inequality, and it's one that may actually get our political leadership talking about ways to address the issue: businesses are beginning to notice that their middle-class customers have disappeared....
  • House Republicans consider their own immigration plan

    House Republicans consider their own immigration plan
    WASHINGTON — In a potential breakthrough for long-stalled immigration legislation, House Republicans will consider a proposal this week that would allow millions of immigrants in the country illegally to gain legal status and, in some cases, to...
  • House sends farm bill compromise to the Senate

    House sends farm bill compromise to the Senate
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives easily approved a new five-year farm bill Wednesday, ending nearly two years of contentious debate over how to cut agriculture subsidies and nutrition programs. The final vote was 251-166. The Senate is...
  • Stop health care act's outrageous bailout of insurance companies

    Stop health care act's outrageous bailout of insurance companies
    President Obama's health care overhaul looks extremely unlikely to hit the goal set for it in October: enrolling "at least" 7 million people in exchanges by April. So the administration is redefining success as mere survival for the program. The Patient...
  • #Duck stamps could increase in price #duckstamps

     
    A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to increase the price of the federal duck stamp to $25. The current price of $15 was set more than 20 years ago, in 1991. The price of the federal duck stamp has been raised only seven times in the program's.....