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Immigration Reform Proponents Must Consider Results From 100 Years Ago | Commentary

The effect on the congressional immigration debate after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising primary loss should not be about whether to have reform, but whether that reform should be about increasing foreign labor or reducing it.

Drill More, Produce More, Pay More? | Commentary

In recent months, the petroleum industry has boasted about U.S. crude oil production reaching its highest level in more than a quarter-century. But what they fail to note is that increased domestic drilling has done nothing to ease the pain at the pump for American families.

Congress, With Help of Private Ryan, Can Save the VA | Commentary

Nothing short of fundamental reform from Congress will ensure the nation’s veterans receive the medical care they deserve. A new report from the White House on the dramatic failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs indicates how deep the problems run and how much reforming Congress must do.

No More Gimmicks To Fix Student Loan Debt | Commentary

As President Obama indicated last week when signing his memorandum on student loans, the student debt crisis shows no sign of abating. Though the obvious causes are the ever-growing cost of college and the weak job market for recent graduates, the real culprit is congressional inaction.

F-35: The Plane to Nowhere | Commentary

When the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee meets to mark up the FY 2015 Pentagon spending bill next week, it has a chance to strike a blow for fiscal discipline and sound national security policy. It can do so by scaling back the troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Dan Benishek Raises $487,000 in Top Michigan House Race

Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., raised $487,000 in the second quarter, a sharp increase from his haul during the first three months of the year.

Reed: Add Unemployment Extension to Emergency Spending Bill

Congress should add an unemployment extension to President Barack Obama’s $4.3 billion proposed emergency spending bill, Sen. Jack Reed said Wednesday.

Club for Growth Gets Second Chance in Alabama Race

A six-week mulligan for the Club for Growth ends on July 15, when voters will pick a GOP nominee in Alabama’s 6th District runoff.

Politics, Not Policy, Shape Bridge Over Highway Cliff

Thursday will see this year’s most consequential vote in the once-mighty House Ways and Means Committee — to propose one of the more assertive legislative punts in recent memory.

West Virginia Newcomer Battles Carpetbagger Label

RIPLEY, W.Va. — At the local Fourth of July parade, Alex Mooney proudly showed off his West Virginia concealed gun permit. The Republican’s campaign colors are blue and gold — echoing the Mountain State’s flagship public college, West Virginia University. In a gold polo shirt, Mooney pointed to his son sporting a WVU baseball cap, standing near the campaign’s pickup truck stuffed with gold balloons.

GOP Task Force, Lone Democrat Eye Trafficking Law

The House GOP task force charged with making recommendations to colleagues on the influx of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border might suggest controversial changes to a 2008 trafficking law — and at least one Democrat wants to go that route as well.

Politics & Prose Gives Amazon the Business

The District’s highest profile independent bookstore is getting political once more, weighing in on the ongoing tug-of-war between online retailer Amazon and authors with some cheeky in-store signage.

Sportmen's Bill Faces Gun Amendment Gauntlet (Updated)

Updated 1:01 p.m. | The bipartisan sportsmen’s bill appeared on the verge of collapse Wednesday.

Nearly One-Quarter of Passenger Flights Were Delayed in May, FAA Data Show

Twenty-three percent of passenger flights were delayed in May, according to the monthly Air Travel Consumer Report released Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Freshman Democrat Rakes in More Than $580,000

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema raised $582,000 in the second quarter — a hefty sum as the freshman Democrat awaits her GOP opponent in Arizona’s 9th District.

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