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The Wichita Eagle
US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Media Matters for America
Why The Washington Post Is Running A Series Of Editorials On The...
The Washington Post is publishing a week of climate change editorials aimed at sparking action on what editorial page editor Fred Hiatt calls "an existential threat to the planet."
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
Democratic Congressman On Burger King Deal: 'If I Were McDonald's, I'd Launch A Buy America Campaign'
Rep. Chris Van Hollen , the ranking member of the House Budget Committee and a co-sponsor of a bill to halt the flow of corporate inversions , believes a potential deal between Burger King and Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons will fundamentally change public opinion about the practice and potentially needle Congress toward a solution.
Silicon Alley Insider
Here's Why Legislation Aimed At Tax Inversions Might Not Have Any Effect On Burger King
Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian donut and coffee chain Tim Hortons as part of a plan to avoid U.S. taxes.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Rep. Chris Van Hollen; Executive Rushern Baker; Maryland Senior Olympics
Rep. Chris Van Hollen talked about the unrest in Ferguson, the midterm elections and President Obama's relationship with congressional Democrats.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Pelosi brings pols, donors to Napa
The California Democrat is, once again, bringing her top donors and other powerful political figures to wine country for a two-day legislative and issues conference at the swanky Villagio Inn and Spa.
U.S. military: Rescue mission in Iraq may not be needed
A U.S. rescue operation in Iraq may not happen. A new military report shows the situation at the top of the Sinjar Mountains may not be as grave as first reported.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Tax What You Don't Want, not What You do:
Revenue raised through climate policy, be it an emissions-permit trading scheme or straight-out carbon tax, could really be used to do anything politicians think important -- fund clean energy research, aid poor communities reliant on coal mining or burning, or refund it to taxpayers quarterly, as Democratic Representative Chris Van Hollen recently ... (more)
Van Hollen: No approval needed for airstrikes
Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday said President Obama does not need approval from Congress for the limited U.S. airstrikes taking place in Iraq.
National Review Online
Tanner: The Real Reactionaries
The term is almost always applied to conservatives. Certainly there is a strain of conservatism that feels an undue nostalgia for a less tolerant, less diverse, 1950s-style America.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The climate change money machine
The period of atmospheric and surface warming that began in the late 1970s ended in the mid- to late 1990s , but the climate change industry is hot.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
The Washington Post
As firms flee, can Washington get its act together on tax reform?
Rep. Paul Ryan says the spate of U.S. companies fleeing overseas will not spur Republicans to separate corporate tax reform from a more contentious overhaul of the individual tax code.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Alan Gross, nearing fifth anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter
Outside Cuban Interests Section Supporters of Alan Gross, 62, of Washington D.C., held a midday vigil outside the Cuban Interests Section, to call for his release as the second anniversary of his imprisonment in Cuba approaches on Dec. 3. Gross, an international development specialist, who brought cell phones to Cuba and was working with USAID to ... (more)
Md. lawmakers oppose sonic cannon oil exploration
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The Baltimore Sun
Cap and dividend [Editorial]
Our view: Maryland congressman's innovative plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - but shield average Americans from higher energy prices - deserves serious consideration How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
McManus: Ryan's new stance shows GOP shift
"What do we want? A healthy economy - and a big part of that is having a strong safety net, both for those who can't help themselves and for those who just need a helping handa .
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Wasserman Schultz: Impeachment Not Off Table Because Boehner Can't Control His Caucus
On Friday's "The Daily Rundown" on MSNBC, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz charged that impeachment of President Barack Obama wasn't actually off the table as Speaker of the House John Boehner had claimed earlier in the week.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq
Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2014 / 08:02 pm .- Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control over portions of the country's northwest.
Van Hollen: 'Speaker Cruz'
Rep. Chris Van Hollen slammed House Republicans on Thursday, saying members now have to check with "Speaker Cruz" to get any legislation passed.
Paul Ryan: I Won't Seriously Consider White House Run Until Next Year
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the CPAC Conference, on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md.