HAMILTON: Balancing out the lobbyists

One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that pretty much the only people who don’t refer to lobbyists by that name are, well, lobbyists. They’re “policy advisors,” or “strategic counsel,” or “public relations advisors,” or lawyers, or even just “consultants.” Whatever they’re called, though, they play a huge role in making More...

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By Guest Poster On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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MARTIRE: A historical lesson on tax cuts

To stimulate the U.S. economy to “levels you haven’t seen in many years”— President Trump is proposing to cut federal income taxes, for most folks in general, but predominately for really affluent families More...

By Associated Press On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Montana Congressman Gianforte misled authorities on reporter’s assault

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the “liberal media” was “trying to make a More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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FCC weakens media ownership limits

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Radio anchor says Sen. Franken groped, kissed her without consent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday and faced a likely Senate ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Fellow More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Cards Against Humanity says it’s fighting border wall

HOUSTON (AP) — The party game Cards Against Humanity says it’s bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. A promotion called More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Congressional Dems propose taxpayer-funded private pension bailout

  SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — Congressional Democrats want a Federal bailout of private sector pensions. An expert thinks that states like Illinois, with hundreds of billions of More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Commentary: Time for a sane alternative to the Moore circus, write in Ron Bishop for U.S. Senate

Recent revelations regarding sexual misconduct from Republican U.S. Senate Roy Moore has turned the special election for Jeff Sessions’ vacated seat into a carnival sideshow. Accusations from five women so More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Fox News’ Sean Hannity demands answers from Roy Moore

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity has put Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on notice: explain “inconsistencies” in his response to allegations of child molestation or More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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RNC backs out of fundraising agreement with Roy Moore

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Republican National Committee pulled out of a joint fundraising agreement with U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, of Alabama, on Tuesday. The RNC is no longer listed as an entity in More...

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