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Lame Brain Drain

I am not suggesting that the Congressional staffers who may be seeking greener career pastures (due to changes in health care benefits) are “lame brains;” however, if they are responsible for most of the madness that emanates from Capitol Hill, I...

William Christian August 19, 2013
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The Article 1 President

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

CAGW Staff August 13, 2013
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The Fix is In...

The deal has been made; Congress and President Obama figured out a way to provide continued subsidies for healthcare premiums for congressional staff.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) just released the proposed regulation, which can be...

Leslie Paige August 9, 2013
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Gridlock is Good

Last week, the NBC News and the WSJ released a poll on Congress’s and President Obama’s approval ratings.  The Wall Street Journal states, “Rising frustration over partisan gridlock in Washington has dama

CAGW Staff July 29, 2013
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Farm Bill, Part 2: Divide (the Bill) and Conquer (the Conservatives?)

Rep. Frank D.

William Christian July 9, 2013
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Bottom Feeders Take a Bite Out of the Farm Bill

On June 10, 2013 the Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill, which included provisions to operate catfish inspections by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSI

CAGW Staff July 3, 2013
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Halting Wireless Tax Increases

The June 2013 early release report on wireless substitution by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that the percentage of adults and children living in households with wireless only telephone service has b

Deborah Collier June 27, 2013
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"Campaign to Cut Waste" Falls Short

On June 13, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order No.

Thomas Schatz June 13, 2013
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Reform on Sugar Policy Isn’t Getting Sweeter

The Senate overwhelmingly approved its version of the Farm Bill on June 10, 2012 with a vote of 66-27.  There is plenty to say about what is in the $955 billion legislation—with more than $760 billion for going to food stamps and  nutrition programs...

CAGW Staff June 12, 2013
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Mixed News on Defense

The summer appropriations process for the Department of Defense (DOD), beginning with the initial authorizing bills, has thus far brought a mixed bag of news.

Sean Kennedy June 7, 2013
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Senators Seek Elimination of Wasteful and Overlapping Benefit Payments

On June 6, NBC News and The Wall Street Journal released a poll that showed Americans blame welfare programs more than any other reason for persistent

Thomas Schatz June 7, 2013
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The Farmers Love This Bill

“The farmers love this bill, The farmers love this bill, High, HIGH, the dairies go, The farmers love this bill!”

William Christian May 14, 2013

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