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    Lawmakers’ Salaries Put Them in the Top Five Percent of Earners. But Now One Lawmaker Wants a Housing Stipend.

    One congressman is pushing for a pay hike. Rep. Jim Moran (D- Virginia) wants Congress to start offering lawmakers a housing stipend. Any lawmaker whose home is further than 50 miles from the Capitol would be eligible for a $25 day stipend when Congress is in session. By Moran’s math, … More

    Union Dues Force Home Care Workers to Support Their Undoing at Polls

    While union workers go door to door in California to recruit dues-paying providers of home care services, union officials push a ballot initiative that could unravel the family ties in those same services. If voters approve the proposal, California residents who offer personalized services to needy family members in their homes … More

    WATCH: Krauthammer Calls White House Wage Gap Push 'Total Rubbish'

    Charles Krauthammer dismissed President Barack Obama’s focus on equal pay as an election year gambit. On the facts, Krauthammer argued during his appearance yesterday on Fox News’ Special Report, the claim that women are paid significantly less than men because of discrimination is “total rubbish.” He pointed out that the … More

    Religious Freedom Wins in Mississippi

    In a victory for religious freedom, last week Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed into law the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Mississippi law is based on the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was sponsored by then-Rep. Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.), and the late Senator Edward Kennedy … More

    3 Things You Should Know About the Paycheck Fairness Act

    The Senate is set to vote on the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act today. Here are three things you should know about the bill: 1. It Could Hurt Women’s Employment Prospects. What those who support the act don’t tell you is how it would burden employers with additional liability and regulations. … More

    Will IRS Targeting Send Someone to Jail?

    It’s time to talk tough on the IRS—after all, it’s tax season. But the sad reality is, the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups has gone nowhere. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said this week that “Somebody at the IRS violated the law. Whether it was Lois Lerner … More

    Labrador: Jeb Bush ‘Pandering’ to Hispanics By Calling Illegal Immigration ‘Act of Love’

    Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) lambasted former Florida governor Jeb Bush today over his remark last week that it was an “act of love” for immigrants to illegally cross the border into the United States. “Comments like Jeb Bush’s and other Republicans, what they’re doing is they’re pandering to a certain … More

    The Surprisingly Simple Way That Congress Could Save Billions

    As this morning’s USA Today headline put it, “Government often has 10 agencies doing one job.” That was the takeaway from the fourth annual report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office detailing unnecessary duplication in federal government programs. Yet, Congress has done little to bring budgetary common sense to Washington … More

    Conservatives Vent on House Vote for Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ [VIDEO]

    House conservatives were put off by leadership’s hastily scrambled voice vote to prevent deep cuts in reimbursement to physicians who treat Medicare patients, several lawmakers said today. Speaking at the monthly Conversations with Conservatives panel,  Republican members of the House of Representatives argued that their leadership had promised them a … More

    WATCH: Foundry’s Genevieve Wood Demolishes White House’s Wage Gap Argument

    In a CNN appearance today, Genevieve Wood, senior contributor to The Foundry, blasted the White House for promoting the myth that women are paid significantly less than men because of their sex, rather than their career or life choices. “Instead of celebrating” that men and women with similar jobs and … More