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Farm-State Democrat Risks Defeat Even After Saving Aid

September 18, 2014 | Bloomberg | Agriculture

U.S. Representative Collin Peterson is banking his re-election on the sugar beet. Peterson has been a reliable friend to the industry,... Read More

Powering a Tax Overhaul

September 17, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report | Budget & Tax , Energy

Even as Congress is racing to get out of town, the Senate Finance Committee is holding an important hearing tomorrow entitled, “Reforming... Read More

How Obama Will Pay for His War

September 15, 2014 | Roll Call | Earmarks & Appropriations , National Security

The White House doesn’t know yet how much the new war with ISIS will cost, but it knows how it will pay for it: the all-purpose war funding... Read More

Numbers Back Up Obama Deficit Claim

September 12, 2014 | PolitiFact.com |

In 2012, PolitiFact twice rated True claims that President Barack Obama failed to keep a promise to cut federal deficits in half by the end... Read More

Congress Should Let the Wasteful Export-Import Bank Expire

September 12, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report | Budget & Tax

One fight that is sure to get a lot of attention in the run-up to the midterm elections is the renewal of the Export-Import Bank, known as... Read More

The case against ‘nonprofits 1 and 2’ in Fattah probe

September 09, 2014 | Philadelphia Enquirer | Budget & Tax

WASHINGTON - Their missions were admirable: Boost education programs for Philadelphia schoolchildren and provide college scholarships. But... Read More

The Outdated Corporate Tax System Is a Bigger Problem Than Inversions

September 05, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report | Budget & Tax

With Congress about to return for a final push before the midterm elections in November, one topic on everyone’s lips is so-called corporate... Read More

End the N.F.L. Tax Breaks

September 04, 2014 | The New York Times | Budget & Tax

The National Football League is the most lucrative sports organization in the world. Revenues for 2012 were estimated to be $9.5 billion,... Read More

The U.S. Inversion Problem

September 03, 2014 | Capital Insider | Agriculture , Budget & Tax

U.S. lawmakers and consumers are up in arms over a recent deal to move Burger King to Canada. Many analysts say the deal makes business... Read More

Military Guns Used by Local Police Across the Country Are Missing

September 02, 2014 | ABC News | Budget & Tax , National Security

Some police forces are not keeping track of high-powered weapons and the fear is they could end up in the wrong hands.  

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September 19, 2014

FEMA’s Folly

Volume XVI No.38 As the first major Atlantic hurricane Eduardo formed this week, the Federal Emergency... Read More