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Bayh, Lobbyists Fight To Preserve Government Subsidies

February 18, 2010 - by Eric Naing

The White House is again trying to end government subsides to the student loan industry but a multi-million dollar lobbying effort is pushing back.

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Congress Links

February 16, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Even though the House and Senate are in recess until next week, the drama continues on Capitol Hill. Here are a few articles and blog posts of note from the day:

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Opposed to Even Their Own Ideas

February 16, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

The requirement in the Democrats' health care bills that all individuals have some form of insurance coverage has become a prime target of Republican scorn. But, as NPR's Julie Rovner explains, the idea actually originated with Republicans and enjoyed broad bipartisan support until just recently.

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Bayh on Congress

February 15, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Announcing his retirement plans this afternoon, Sen. Evan Bayh [D, IN] cited the dysfunctions of Congress as his main reason:

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Dems To Raise The Roof On Debt

January 20, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Of all the things Congress does every year, raising the federal debt limit is definitely the least popular. Unfortunately for them, the Democrats chose the day after their major rebuke in Massachusetts to do it.

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Will Cap-and-Trade Go the Way of the Public Option?

December 27, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Now that they're just about done with removing the public option from the health care bill, several of the same conservative Democrats in the Senate are working on removing the central component -- cap and trade -- from the climate change bill.

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