GOP Congress: Six Months of Progress on the People’s Priorities

The rise of the 24-hour news cycle has led to an odd twist: We have more news to consume than ever and yet we probably know less about what is actually happening in Washington than ever. The pundit class tends to zero in on one particularly juicy storyline, analyze it from every angle possible, and…
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Three Days, Three Jobs Bills – The House is Getting Things Done

It was a great week in the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, hardly anyone—even those who follow current events—could tell you why. I scoured the internet looking for some mention of the events that took place in Congress over the past five days only to come up empty. So what is this big thing that happened…
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Three Takeaways from President Obama’s Decision to Scrap Taxing 529 Plans

President Obama’s decision to drop his plan to tax the earnings of college savings plans known as 529s was a jaw-dropper for many reasons. Rarely, if ever, does a president offer up a detailed proposal in the State of the Union—the best annual opportunity for the White House to introduce and gain support for policy…
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Republicans Have a Middle Class Agenda. Now It’s Time to Sell It

President Obama begins almost every speech these days by reciting the economic indicators that work in his favor. The unemployment rate is falling, the manufacturing sector is adding jobs, the housing market is rebounding, and on and on it goes. But that’s far from the full story. For instance, you’ll never hear him brag about…
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Obama’s Disastrous Proposal to Pay for “Free” Community College By Taxing Savers

Community colleges are great things. They fill a higher education niche that the traditional college system dramatically under serves. In doing so, they provide a quality educational option for a variety of students who may otherwise be unable to pursue a degree. But we don’t need to reinvent the wheel in singing their praises, the…
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