BlackBlueDog.com: Dr. Wilmer Leon: Poverty, Priorities and the Presidential Budget

President Obama’s 2014 proposed budget is mix of spending cuts and tax increases.  His stated goal is the creation of a “…rising, thriving…

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The State: Jim DeMint: Medicaid expansion wrong for SC

‘For every problem,” H.L. Mencken wrote, “there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong.” Enter Obamacare and one of the main ways that it purports to reduce the number of…

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Post & Courier: Haley: Lifting up rural S.C. hospitals a priority

COLUMBIA — Two days after being accused by Democrats of “declaring war” on rural South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley rolled out more details on an initiative to provide additional…

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Huffington Post: Paul Ryan Floats Medicare Age Tweak In Shift From Campaign Pledge

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – U.S. House of  Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is floating  a plan that would force Medicare cuts onto people aged 56 and  younger, breaking a campaign promise not to touch…

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Department of Justice: The Voting Rights Act and Section 5 of the Act

In light of this morning’s opening arguments in Shelby County’s (AL) Supreme Court challenge of the Voting Rights Act (particularly section 5), I thought I would provide some statutory information about the law.

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Wall Street Journal: Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat

America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so
Wednesday’s news that the decision has now been made is not…

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POLITICO.com: House passes debt ceiling bill

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday afternoon to allow the federal  government to keep borrowing money until the middle of May, as Republicans  attempt…

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The Hill – Congress Blog: Keeping defense spending on the table

In all the political maneuvering to prevent sequestration, both parties have  advocated divergent solutions of either increasing revenue or decreasing  domestic spending…

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