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Tag: Washington DC
Mad Rush to K Street for Ex-Lawmakers

With so many house republicans now out of work after the last election there’s a scramble to get a lobbyist job on K Street before all the positions are gone.

Trump’s Pick for Attorney General a Big Fan of Big Brother

If you like increased domestic spying – and the increase in government spending and crony opportunities that follow and allowing law enforcement to seize people’s property without a conviction, then William Barr may be your man for Attorney General.

Chuck Schumer: Mr. President, let’s make a deal

(From News Times) Now that Democrats will soon control one branch of Congress, President Donald Trump is again signaling that infrastructure could be an area of compromise. We agree, but if the president wanted to earn Democratic support in the...

Kill the Lame Duck

(From Politico) Designed for a time when new elected officials had to travel long distances to make it to the capitol, they are mostly harmless, like an antique shotgun hanging on the wall—at least until recently. Today, Republicans in Wisconsin,...

John Dingle: Abolish the Senate and publicly fund elections

(From The Atlantic) In December 1958, almost exactly three years after I entered the House of Representatives, the first American National Election Study, initiated by the University of Michigan, found that 73 percent of Americans trusted the federal government “to...