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"It sounded an awful lot like a Democrat speaking" was how one Democratic congressman described the speech of newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan.  Democrats expressed the hope that Ryan will overpower House conservatives and push a liberal agenda. Read More
The Senate will vote on the annual reconciliation bill, which cannot be filibustered, in November.
A large minority of House Republicans joined with Democrats to push Federal spending above the limits agree to in 2011 and 2013.  Senate conservatives are hoping for more effective resistence there. Read More
An analysis of Paul Ryan's voting record shows him moving away from the conservatives of the Freedom Caucus.  Meanwhile, Senate Democrats express optimism that he will continue to work with them for more Federal spending and amnesty for illegal aliens. Read More
Stephen Moore outlines the problems with the budget bill now moving through Congress.
The Justice Department decided that no one should be punished for the IRS targeting of conservatives.  Now some House members are preparing to impeach the IRS Commissionor. 
Democrats are joining Republicans to stop some of Obama's global warming regulations.
Slightly more than half of House Republicans joined with all but one Democrat to revive the Export-Import Bank, which provides government subsidies to such "small businesses" as GE, Boeing, and Intel. Read More
A new study shows that the Washington, DC area is a great place to earn enough money to become wealthy, which is no suprise to the taxpayers who foot the bill for much of that wealth.  Also no surprise is that despite all that money, many DC residents have plunged deeply into debt, just like th... Read More
Jay Cost and Randy Barnett recommend a compromise to keep the filibuster, but with more limitations.


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