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VIDEO: Senate Update: 52 for GOP – John Gizzi – HumanEvents

By at November 5, 2012 | 8:46 am

VIDEO: Senate Update: 52 for GOP – John Gizzi – HumanEvents

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BOSSIE: U.S. Senate Control: Reiding Between the Lines

By at November 3, 2012 | 9:43 am

BOSSIE: U.S. Senate Control: Reiding Between the Lines

by DAVID BOSSIE 3 Nov 2012 -- With all eyes on focused on Governor Romney and President Obama and the toss-up race for the White House, there is another political unknown out there that is just as important. Control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance, and it could be the difference between economic progress or more stagnation and gridlock, courtesy of Senate ... Go To Article

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CONGRESS: BOEHNER: Volunteers spread out to ‘orphan’ states to help Boehner retain GOP House – The Hill

By at November 2, 2012 | 3:45 pm

CONGRESS: BOEHNER: Volunteers spread out to ‘orphan’ states to help Boehner retain GOP House – The Hill

By Molly K. Hooper - 11/02/12 More than 600 Washington, D.C.-based GOP campaign volunteers will fan out across the country in the final days of the campaign to help Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) retain a GOP House. The volunteers will help House candidates with their ground game in more than a dozen “orphan” states that President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney ... Go To Article

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CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, rising GOP star – POLITICO

By at November 2, 2012 | 2:19 pm

CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, rising GOP star – POLITICO

By JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN | 10/31/12 Key power-players in the House Republican Conference are lining up behind Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for House Republican Conference chair, a spot that would cement her place as the party’s most visible woman. Just a few weeks before her race against Georgia Rep. Tom Price, there’s no doubt where establishment is ... Go To Article

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BIG GOVERNMENT: Over $60,000 in Welfare Spent Per Household in Poverty | WeeklyStandard

By at October 27, 2012 | 12:10 am

BIG GOVERNMENT: Over $60,000 in Welfare Spent Per Household in Poverty | WeeklyStandard

OCT 26, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER New data compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows that, last year, the United States spent over $60,000 to support welfare programs per each household that is in poverty. The calculations are based on data from the Census, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Research ... Go To Article

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CENTER for SECURITY POLICY organization rates best and worst lawmakers on security issues

By at October 26, 2012 | 10:15 am

CENTER for SECURITY POLICY organization rates best and worst lawmakers on security issues

By: Hope Hodge, 10/26/2012 -- According to the conservative Center for Security Policy, House Intelligence and Armed Services Committee Chairmen Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) were among those with the strongest voting records on national security this year, while Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senate ... Go To Article

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LARRY J. SABATO’S CRYSTAL BALL » Projection: Republicans will hold the House

By at October 25, 2012 | 10:10 am

LARRY J. SABATO’S CRYSTAL BALL » Projection: Republicans will hold the House

Kyle Kondik, House Editor October 25th, 2012 -- While there will be major shifts in the House delegations of many states on Election Day, and while more than a handful of incumbents appear likely to lose, the total change in each party’s net total of House seats will probably not be large. That means it’s good to be the Republicans, who already hold a big edge in ... Go To Article

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CONGRESS: It’s Not Really a Farm Bill | WeeklyStandard

By at September 29, 2012 | 12:13 am

CONGRESS: It’s Not Really a Farm Bill | WeeklyStandard

OCT 1, 2012, VOL. 18, NO. 03 • BY KATE HAVARD This week, Congress is under pressure to pass the 2012 farm bill before the current legislation expires on September 30. About every five years, Congress pushes through a farm bill, ostensibly a big bundle of agriculture subsidies that also funds food stamps. But the name is misleading. Nearly 80 percent of the $1 ... Go To Article

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CONRAD BLACK: Economic Reckoning – NRO

By at September 20, 2012 | 2:30 pm

CONRAD BLACK: Economic Reckoning – NRO

By Conrad Black, Sept. 20, 2012 The election campaign has entered its final phase with the administration irritatingly pretending that some sort of economic recovery is under way, and that a deficit-reduction plan that leads where a sane and numerate citizen might wish to go is in place. President Obama benefits from what Johnson and Macaulay called “the ... Go To Article

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SHULTZ, BOSKIN, COGAN, MELTZER and TAYLOR: The Magnitude of the Mess We’re In – WSJ

By at September 17, 2012 | 12:50 am

SHULTZ, BOSKIN, COGAN, MELTZER and TAYLOR: The Magnitude of the Mess We’re In – WSJ

OPINION September 16, 2012, By George P. Shultz, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, Allan H. Meltzer and John B. Taylor -- The next Treasury secretary will confront problems so daunting that even Alexander Hamilton would have trouble preserving the full faith and credit of the United States. Sometimes a few facts tell important stories. The American economy now is ... Go To Article

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