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  • Montana regulators hold hearing on $900M dam deal

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana utility regulators will determine whether electricity customers will have stable rates in the future or if they'll be subject to the whims of a volatile power-supply market, an attorney for NorthWestern Energy said Tuesday. Al Brogan told the Public Service...

  • Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states. The White House said Obama will submit the request along with a bigger, $3.7 billion proposal to confront a wave of...

  • Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out? Sugary drinks have been under fire for years, with many blaming them for rising rates of obesity and chronic diseases. Yet efforts to curb consumption by imposing...

  • Interior secretary pledges $43M for conservation

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced during a stop in Fort Worth that more than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for recreation and conservation projects nationwide. Jewell joined Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and other officials...

  • Obama seeks $3.8 billion to deal with border kids

    The Associated Press has learned that President Obama is asking Congress for $3.8 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America. The figure also includes extra money for fighting wildfires in the West.

  • World's Fair pavilion gets $6M for repairs

    NEW YORK (AP) — A deteriorating relic of the 1964 World's Fair is getting nearly $6 million for repairs. The $5.8 million in funding for the New York State Pavilion is included in New York City's capital budget. The Philip Johnson-designed pavilion was created as a space-age vision of the...

  • For Capitol Hill Democrats, 'shutdown' is the new 'bailout'

    On Monday, Senate Democrats used the word "shutdown" 13 times to describe what would happen if Republicans don't support a compromise bill to pay for summer and fall road projects.

  • House GOP wants to spend $3.3M on Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have called for spending up to $3.3 million this year on the special select committee tasked with investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The seven-member GOP majority would receive some $2.2 million for staff and other operations while...

  • Illinois treasurer fires 3 staffers

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators last week after an investigation found they allegedly faked records and, in one case, engaged in "workplace harassment," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The move is the...

  • Quinn announces $11.6M for disaster recovery

    WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $11.6 million in aid for communities recovering from deadly tornadoes that occurred in November 2013. Quinn stopped in the central Illinois community of Washington on Monday. It was among the hardest hit communities when roughly two dozen...

  • Government will take every penny you've earned so far this year: Examiner Editorial

    As Americans celebrated this nation's birthday on July 4, most were likely unaware of a less uplifting commemoration that fell on the calendar during the same holiday weekend. That was Cost of Government Day, or July 6, 2014. The date's significance is one of political math and symbolism. By the...

  • Pence, Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

    Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.

  • Tax breaks cost Ohio $63 million last year

    An Ohio Department of Taxation report finds that since 2012 the amount of tax credits granted businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been going up.

  • Congress has just weeks to replenish expiring highway fund

    Roadwork nationwide could screech to a halt if Congress doesn't act soon.

  • State office building racks up millions in repairs

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During her final years working for the state tax board, Peggy Robinson went to work afraid of the building mold that she says left her with constant coughing, headaches and skin rashes. She also recalls water problems culminating in burst pipes flooding floors and...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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