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    House Conservatives Reaffirm Push for Separate Food Stamp, Farm Bills

    As negotiations continue over the farm bill, conservative members of Congress voiced their commitment to keeping agriculture programs separate from food stamps. “This House made the biggest reform that we could’ve hoped for in this Congress, and that was when we separated out the food stamps from the farm bill,” … More

    Fix Medicare Physician Payment, But Fund It With Structural Reforms

    Medicare physicians will soon face a 24 percent pay cut.  The statutory formula that updates Medicare physician payment, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), requires it. The purpose of the formula is “sustainable growth”, meaning that Medicare physician payment is to track growth in the general economy, as measured by the … More

    House Select Committee Next Stop in Benghazi Probe?

    A Senate panel’s bipartisan conclusion that the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, “were preventable” is bound to increase pressure on House Speaker John Boehner to convene a select committee with wide-ranging powers to get to the bottom of unanswered questions. That doesn’t mean a muscular probe … More

    The Courage, Tenacity and Dedication of Senator Tom Coburn

    Tom Coburn has been a friend and mentor to me and so many others and his leadership in Washington will be dearly missed. Our prayers will be with him and Carolyn as he continues to serve the cause of freedom from his home in Oklahoma. No one has shown more … More

    Defining Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden stole hundreds of thousands of American secrets and sprinkled them across the Internet. Should he be considered a traitor? The Australian government thinks so. Snowden’s revelation of highly sensitive intelligence operations “down under” led Australian Federal Attorney-General George Brandis to brand the ex-NSA contractor an “American traitor.” No … More

    Arkansas Mom Poses Problem for Common Core

    Karen Lamoreaux, a mother and former National Honor Society member, made waves last month when she appeared before the Arkansas State Board of Education to voice her concerns over the state’s adoption of Common Core national standards. Lamoreaux asked board members to solve a simple math problem. “Are you ready? … More

    U.S. Hockey Player Forced to Remove Constitution from Mask at Olympics

    The U.S. Constitution has been banned by the International Olympic Committee – at least in one way. U.S. women’s hockey goalie Jessie Vetter is heading to Sochi, Russia, for the Olympic Winter Games next month. She planned to adorn her hockey mask, using 23 karat gold paint, with the opening … More

    Gender Equality Isn’t a Myth. But the Wage Gap Is.

    “I think I should be paid more.” I made that statement when I was 26 years old to the male president of one of the most politically conservative groups in Washington. I’m far from the only woman who has realized she deserves a higher salary.  “Paycheck fairness” is a key … More