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  • Washington State Hoarding Ex-Im Dollars, Analysis Finds August 1, 2014
    The Export-Import Bank mainly benefits one company and a few states, a policy expert told The Daily News Foundation Friday. Veronique de Rugy, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, drew from a geographical analysis first released Wednesday revealing that Export-Import Bank financing is concentrated in just a handful of states. Using Ex-Im data [..
    Peter Fricke
  • Student Veterans Get Windfall In VA Reform Bill August 1, 2014
    In a break for veterans, a compromise VA funding measure sent to President Obama’s desk, which primarily focuses on improving veterans’ medical care after revelations of severe VA misconduct, also contains a provision that could saves GI Bill beneficiaries tens of thousands of dollars. The GI Bill, first passed after World War II and updated […]
    Blake Neff
  • Leaked Memo Gives Away Dems’ ‘Extreme Weather’ Talking Points August 1, 2014
    Democrats are working hard to convince the public that regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions are necessary to avoid economic and ecological catastrophe, according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post. The memo from Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat, tells members how to talk about global warming’s budgetary imp
    Michael Bastasch
  • Coal Miners Union In Full Revolt After Supporting Obama In 2008 August 1, 2014
    It’s unlikely that United Mine Workers of America president Cecil Roberts thought he would be arrested protesting the energy policies of the very politician his union supported in 2008. But things have come full circle for coal miners, who now see President Obama’s climate agenda threatening their livelihoods. Roberts and other UMWA members were arrested [..
    Michael Bastasch
  • Report Details Growing Middle Class College Squeeze August 1, 2014
    Americans still think college is a worthwhile investment, but they are getting more creative in their efforts to pay for it, a new report from Sallie Mae indicates. That means paying for a greater share of college costs out of pocket, and trying to take out fewer loans. In a reversal of trends stretching back […]
    Blake Neff
  • Utah Next Common Core Legal Battleground August 1, 2014
    Utah is the latest of many states to have a battle over Common Core education standards flare up, this time in the state’s courtrooms. The Libertas Institute, a libertarian public policy organization based in Utah, alleges that the state’s parents, teachers, and school administrators were not adequately consulted prior to the standards’ adoption, as required
    Blake Neff