By Timothy P. Carney | 06/18/14 02:09 PM
Wendy Davis's governor campaign is raising money again off her 2013 filibuster of a bill to ban abortions in or after the 6th month of pregnancy and to apply the same standards to abortion businesses as to similar businesses. My colleague Ashe Schow flagged this yesterday, and noted how it...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/18/14 09:56 AM
Regulators in Harvard's hometown have proposed new regulations aimed at banning Uber, Sidecar and Lyft.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/17/14 04:03 PM
California Congressman Kevin McCarthy will likely win the election this week for House majority leader. Then he'll spend six months working to keep that job when House Republicans choose their leadership again, after the November elections.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/16/14 04:30 PM
Every time you hear of a proposed federal regulation making headway, ask yourself, "which politically connected industry stands to benefit from this rule?" When it comes to efforts to regulate GPS apps on your iPhone or Android, the answer is appears to be the automakers. The New York Times...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/16/14 11:42 AM
"Crony capitalism" and "corporate welfare" are good rhetorical cudgels for politicians to wield, and increasingly Republicans use them against Democrats. But are they more than just rhetoric?
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/16/14 11:15 AM
This video is a helpful video explainer of the political fight over the Export-Import Bank.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/13/14 11:24 AM
Eric Cantor's single largest source of campaign contributions was Blackstone Group, the high-rolling financial titan in Midtown Manhattan.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/12/14 03:43 PM
Trent Lott -- who was a founder of the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a lobbying firm that has now partnered with K Street giant Patton Boggs -- is appearing in a campaign ad for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/11/14 09:13 PM
The Export-Import Bank is a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports. Ask the business lobby or the Obama administration, and they'll tell you Ex-Im is all about small business. That's not what Wall Street thinks, apparently.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/11/14 04:09 PM
The Food and Drug Administration tried a sneak attack on the artisan cheese industry earlier this week, pushing a new rule, pretending it wasn't a new rule, that would outlaw the aging of cheese on wooden board. The FDA has backed down from this new-not-new rule-not-rule.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/11/14 04:04 PM
Rep. Eric Cantor was Wall Street's man in the GOP. Cantor was “one of the few remaining House Republicans who understood the complicated and nuanced issues facing the financial services community,” a Wall Streeter told Politico in a piece on this topic.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/11/14 02:24 PM
Eric Cantor, Tom Daschle, Tom Foley -- and almost Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid. Party leaders regularly lose re-election or face very tough challengers in the primary or general election. And maybe that’s not a coincidence. Maybe voters don’t like the feeling that representing them is a...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/10/14 03:34 PM
When the Republican Party deviates from its limited-government talk, it's almost always at the bidding of Big Business. And in these cases Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran almost always sides with Big Business.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/09/14 03:27 PM
As you watch the Stanley Cup or NBA finals this week, keep in mind that you, as a taxpayer, are bearing some of the carrying costs of the arenas where the Rangers and Kings are skating, and the Spurs and Heat are shooting.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/06/14 04:43 PM
“I guess Mississippi doesn't want Federal money anymore,” revolving-door K Streeter John Feehery posted on Twitter last week. Republican primary voters had just declined to renominate Sen. Thad Cochran, the Republican pork king, and instead forced him into a runoff that he's likely to lose....
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