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  • Northwestern University appeals NLRB's college athlete unionization ruling

    Northwestern University has formally requested that the National Labor Relations Board overrule and reverse a decision by one of its regional directors that said the school's athletes were really employees and therefore had the right to unionize. "While we respect the NLRB process, we disagree...

  • GOP Speaker fight could hinge on export subsidies

    House Speaker John Boehner has a really tough job. Nobody would blame him for stepping down after this fall's election. The top two names floated as successors are Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling.

  • Bank alumnus reportedly crafted bank-friendly Fannie Mae bill

    Congress is trying to figure out what to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- the government-sponsored enterprises that helped pump up the housing bubble and then collapsed in 2008, requiring a government bailout. The approach generally favored by the banks is replacing them with another...

  • Did Jay Carney just undermine Obama on Keystone XL?

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday the process for approving the Keystone XL pipeline would remain in place, despite President Obama assuring governors in February that the decision would be made “in a couple months.”

  • Nancy Pelosi: Paul Ryan's budget is 'not good for children and other living things'

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., obliquely compared the budget offered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to the Vietnam War by dredging up a 48-year-old antiwar slogan as her bumper-sticker argument against it. Pelosi doesn't want the entire 2014 election to be...

  • John Boehner to Eric Holder: Race isn't the issue, the truth is

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that JudiCIAry Committee members disrespected him because of his race. "There's no issue of race here," Boehner told reporters Thursday. "The frustration is that the American people have not been told the...

  • Louisiana GOP head calls on 'kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to resign

    Rep. Vance McAllister has tried to hold on to his House seat after a newspaper in his district on Monday published a video of him passionately embracing and kissing a staffer, earning the nickname "the kissing congressman." The Louisiana Republican apologized, begged forgiveness and promised...

  • Yet another Justice Department lawyer and Obama campaign donor handling a political hot potato case

    Remember Barbara Bosserman, the Department of Justice attorney and long-time Obama donor who is running the official "investigation" of the IRS? It turns out that another Justice Department attorney who is also an Obama campaign donor is in the key role of another politically sensitive...

  • The next feminist outrage: Dry-cleaning bills

    First there was abortion-on-demand, then there was the supposed wage gap, then birth control without a co-pay, then the word “bossy” and now? Dry-cleaning bills. Expect the cost of dry cleaning to be the next feminist outrage, President Obama said so in his Equal Pay Day remarks Tuesday....

  • Elijah Cummings promises to respond to Republican request for information on Lois Lerner

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., hasn't responded to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa's request for information that Cummings received from former IRS official Lois Lerner's attorney. "I'll give him a response," Cummings told the Washington Examiner on...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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