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  • From One Obamacare to Another

    In an attempt to divert attention from the mounting failures of his signature piece of legislation, President Obama is now back to beating the broken drum on amnesty. At a time when most Americans want Washington to focus on the economy and the federal budget deficit, the President is attempting … More

    Immigration Bill Would Be a Bonanza for Special Interest Groups (and Lawyers)

    House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) has said that the House will not vote on the Senate-passed immigration bill and will instead deal with the issue on a piece-by-piece basis. One of the many problems in the Senate bill is the slush funds that would help finance the budgets of radical … More

    A Big Victory for Harry Reid

    After yesterday’s display in the Senate, it should be no mystery why conservatives in Congress are unable to rally the American people to their cause. At the mere mention of the “nuclear option” by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republicans caved in epic fashion. Setting the stage for … More

    Harry Reid Still Going Nuclear

    Under the false pretenses of conservative obstructionism, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is threatening use of the “nuclear option” to force the confirmation of seven controversial nominees. The outcome of Reid’s nuclear warfare would be to change the Senate rules so that only a simple majority would be required … More

    Room for Improvement When It Comes to Services Trade

    The Obama Administration recently announced its intention to begin negotiations on an agreement to expand international trade in the services industry, such as the telecommunications, banking, and insurance sectors. According to a letter from U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R–OH), the White House … More

    Filibuster Deal Harms Senate Minority

    On Thursday, the Senate approved two resolutions making both temporary and permanent procedural changes—to the detriment of the rights of the minority party as well as individual Senators on both sides of the aisle. The first resolution was in the form of a standing rule to be in place for … More

    A Rare Showing of Bipartisanship

    Yesterday, in a rare showing of bipartisanship, the lame-duck Senate passed the Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal Act of 2012 by a vote of 92–4. The Senate took up the version of the bill that passed by an overwhelming majority in the U.S. House of Representatives last month, which grants … More

    Normal Trade Relations with Russia: We're Almost There

    On August 22, after almost 20 years of negotiations, Russia became the 156th member of World Trade Organization (WTO). Regrettably for the U.S., Russia has still not been granted permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status, meaning that the U.S. cannot fully benefit from Russia’s new status in the WTO. As … More