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    Are These Senators Regretting Their Export-Import Bank Votes?

    For some lawmakers, corporate welfare is okay, unless it hurts someone in their district. Four lawmakers from Minnesota and Michigan are up in arms over a proposed $650 million financing deal for Roy Hill, an Australian mining company. The deal, backed by the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. government’s export credit … More

    U.S.–Panama Free Trade Agreement Coming into Force—Five Years Later

    On October 31, nearly five years after being signed by both nations, a free trade agreement between the United States and Panama will finally be entering into force. Five years ago, there was no iPad, the unemployment rate was under 5 percent, and the Tea Party was still an 18th … More

    Morning Bell: Our Long National Obamacare Nightmare is Just Beginning

    If you are tired of our nation’s year-long health care debate and you were hoping that the passage of President Barack Obama’s health care bill would settle anything, then Politico has some bad news for you: the real fight is just getting started. Starting today, a coalition of leftist groups … More

    What do Hugo Chavez and Congress Have in Common?

    Answer: they both want to punish Colombia. Venezuela’s authoritarian, anti-American President Chavez claims Colombia threatens his national security, runs around too much with the “Empire,” [the U.S.], and will one day provoke a war with Venezuela. For these reasons, he aims to punish Colombia by cutting off trade and undermining … More

    Profiles In Conservatism: Aaron Schock

    NAME: Aaron Schock OCCUPATION: Member of Congress, 18th District of Illinois HOMETOWN: Peoria, Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock was elected in 2008 and is currently the youngest member of Congress. A title Schock is all too familiar with. In 2001, Schock was elected to the Peoria Public Schools District 150 school … More

    Morning Bell: Why the Rush?

    While campaigning for passage of his economic stimulus plan at the Caterpillar, Inc. plant in East Peoria, Illinois, yesterday President Barack Obama again claimed that “if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.” But after the President … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The Colombia Free Trade Agreement before Congress now is splitting the former first family in two. Former President Bill Clinton is for it, and wanna-be-President Hillary Clinton is against it. Organized labor is a lot less divided on the issue, despite the fact that their opposition to the deal will … More