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House approves ethics reform following failed punishment of former lawmaker

House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Legislative Ethics Commission on Monday in an attempt to quell the political storm that erupted last... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Gender pay gap bill faces tough road in Senate

Leaders of both parties dueled Wednesday over which side was truly interested in helping women as the Senate approached a vote on campaign-season legislation curbing... Read more »

April 9, 2014

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Election-year GOP split over home-state projects

Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to benefit the folks back home. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Our dysfunctional Senate has lost its deliberative function

Many senators I talk to, Republican and Democrat, are frustrated by this multifronted attack on the possibility of deliberation. Both partisans and ideologues are... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Republicans like campaign money ruling, Democrats don't

Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy. Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Supreme Court (correctly) rules that campaigns are speech, too

On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down another limitation on participation in the political process. The decision re-emphasizes this vital principle: The... Read more »

April 3, 2014

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