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    Max Baucus Clears One Hurdle on Dividends Tax Rate—Where’s Harry?

    For the second time in a week, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D–MT) has called for the suspension of pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) budget rules to pass necessary and vital tax policies. First, Baucus suggested waiving PAYGO as it pertains to the death tax. Now he’s calling for the Senate to … More

    Do Wait on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal

    Dealing a defeat to liberal activists, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday not to shut off debate and proceed to consideration of the 2011 defense authorization bill. Three Democrats joined 40 Republicans in refusing to invoke cloture on the bill, inflicting a rare loss on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and … More

    Video: Reagan's Words Still Speak Volumes Today

    In October 1964, then spokesman Ronald Reagan stepped into the national political spotlight for the first time with his now-famous “A Time for Choosing Speech,” delivered in support of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. His words stand in stark contrast to those of many of America’s elected officials today, as this … More

    The Reid Energy Bill: Another Government Land Grab

    The all-too-familiar idea “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste” has reared its head in Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D–NV) Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010. In addition to proposing hurdles high enough to trip efforts to develop energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico, … More

    Coal an Alternative Fuel? Yes, According to Reid’s New Energy Bill

    As many predicted, Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D–NV) new energy bill contains neither a cap-and-trade program nor a renewable electricity standard (RES). But in a complete change of direction, the bill has made coal, the nemesis of the cap and trade/RES crowd, an alternative fuel. So now, to the list … More

    The Good, the Bad, and the Early in the Senate Spill Bill

    The Senate just released its proposed legislative response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Fortunately, earlier efforts to load the spill bill down with extremely costly and unrelated measures like cap and trade have given way to a more targeted approach. Nonetheless, the bill still contains a number of problematic … More

    Cap and Trade only Mostly Dead

    Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced an energy bill without a cap-and-trade provision—a victory for the American economy.  Yet, like the famous Miracle Max scene in The Princess Bride, cap-and-trade is only “mostly dead.” In a year when seemingly-dead legislation has suddenly come back to life, it is premature … More

    Reid’s Deficit Addiction Is Blocking Unemployment Benefits Extension

    There’s only one reason nearly 2 million American former workers are without unemployment benefits today: Senator Reid (D-NV) and his Democratic colleagues’ addiction to deficit spending. The Senate is expected to try to extend these benefits soon. There are arguments pro and con, but if the benefits are extended, then … More

    Senate Finally Moves on the Death Tax

    Almost seven full months into 2010, the Senate might finally get around to addressing the death tax. The death tax expired on January 1 of this year, but because of a quirk in the budgeting process it will rise from the ashes in 2011 with a punitive 55 percent rate … More

    Circumventing Cap and Trade with an Another Bad Energy Bill

    In the midst of a crisis in the Gulf, some Senators are making a final push to pass energy and climate legislation this year. Senators John Kerry (D–MA) and Joe Lieberman (I–CT) are introducing a scaled-back version of their original cap-and-trade bill but still want to maintain a carbon cap. … More