Congressman pushes for federal tax reform to help offset state income tax hike

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., is embarking on a tour to talk federal tax reform, and he’s getting an earful from constituents. One of the participants in the roundtable discussion in Springfield Aug. 1, Merrill Lynch financial adviser Gary Seitz, told Davis to be bold, throw out the current tax code, and start from scratch. […]

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Krug: President Trump disrupting news consumption, bringing in more women

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

This just in: President Donald Trump is polarizing. Some love him. Some hate him. Hate is a strong word, but they hate him. There are probably some who are too busy watching “The Price Is Right” or rainbow-vomiting cat videos to care. But they still might make time to check in on Trump. Regardless of […]

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Haupt: No confidence in the political class

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“There is no act of treachery, infidelity, or avarice of which a politician is not capable; for in politics it’s every man for himself to remain in the graces of the political party.” – Marty Blunt The Articles of Confederation was a noble attempt at creating a central government in the colonies. But it was […]

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VP Pence breaks tie to open debate in Senate on Obamacare replacement

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

Both parties in Washington D.C. know Obamacare is flawed and getting worse, but no Democrats and two Republicans voted Tuesday against opening debate to change things. That meant it took Vice President Mike Pence to break a 50-50 tie just to open up debate on reforming the country’s controversial health care law, the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Haupt: America needs group of Tom Paines to take government back from elites

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense, January 10, 1776 The year was 1776 and the time had come for Americans to assert their independence from the British. This was the topic of contentious […]

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Proposed legislation would open up records on federal pension recipients

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A Florida congressman and an open-government organization have launched a campaign to make key information on federal pension recipients subject to public disclosure. The legislation, which is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, would make information about pension recipients subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act. The information subject to public review would […]

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