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Clinton/Bush: why America needs two dynasty candidates for 2016

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Clinton vs. Bush- candidates for 2016? Last week we argued that Jeb Bush is not the choice for the Republican 2016 ticket—especially in the context of a race between him and Hillary Clinton. The sound of the two very familiar names has gotten so much traction before any official announcements that it created a knee-jerk negative reaction amongst commentators. But ...

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Top 10 Corrupt Capitol Hill Legislators


Granted, it’s been awhile since I had a pop quiz on the three branches of government… But last time I checked the congress people we elect to represent us have the job of writing and passing out laws. So why do our legislators keep behaving like it’s their job to break the laws and rules implemented to prevent corruption? The ...

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The new Tea Party ‘establishment?’


The only time the phrases “Tea Party movement” and “Republican Establishment” were to be used in the same conversation was to discuss how divergent the two political ideologies are. After all, if there was no GOP version of Big Government elitism then there would have been no need for a small-government counter-movement, so the narrative goes. My, how a couple ...

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Kathleen Sebelius resigns amidst Obamacare fail


Kathleen Sebelius resigns as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). President Barack Obama will announce the resignation of Sebelius and the appointment of Sylvia Mathews Burwell Friday morning, though it’s been reported that Sebelius offered her resignation earlier this week. Sebelius oversaw the disaster of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and is associated with its ...

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Prepare for a “massive wave” of illegal immigration


Changes in the world’s economic climate could lead to a “massive wave of undocumented immigrants racing north” according to a Alan Gomez from USA Today. Gomez cites a report released from the Inter-American Development Bank. First, there’s China: a declining economy in the East means cheap commodities exported to poor Latin American countries will experience a hike in prices. Meanwhile ...

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Bad news Bush: Why Jeb is not the guy for 2016


Jeb Bush 2016? We haven’t even made it through midterm elections and already chatter on who will run for president in 2016 dominates the news cycle. Out of the myriad of possibilities, two names are particularly familiar: are we going to see a Jeb Bush/Hillary Clinton race in 2016? Part of the reason Bush and Clinton are being so widely ...

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Cutting corporate finance freeloading


Can we put an end to corporate finance welfare programs? If the Republicans are really looking to become the party that reforms Washington (no, really) they can start by ending welfare as we know it – for corporations. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin appears to be one of the few Republicans who are serious about this. He’ll run up against ...

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