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David Young, a longtime chief of staff to Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, intends to run for Senate in the Hawkeye State, a GOP source confirmed to CQ Roll Call.
Patent trolls are a significant and growing threat to America’s businesses. Also known as “nonpracticing entities,” patent trolls are firms that acquire old — often invalid — patents with the sole purpose of using them to sue and extort settlements. Unlike typical inventors, they have no intention of further developing, manufacturing or marketing the patents. Not satisfied by attacking producers of products, patent trolls have begun to target end users of widely adopted technology, including retailers and small businesses.
It was 1970. I was in the fourth grade. And whenever Sister Mary Agnes was losing us during tough math lessons, she’d make us stand at our desks and do jumping jacks. It got our blood flowing, our brains working.
Editor’s Note: Every year, scores of congressional candidates visit the CQ Roll Call offices to meet with reporters and Contributing Editor Stuart Rothenberg. This new feature, “The Candidate,” will ask these congressional hopefuls five questions about their campaigns. Responses and questions have been edited and condensed.
CQ Roll Call’s banking expert Ben Weyl alerts us to a Wall Street Journal report indicating that a former aide to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., may have overtaken a former staffer for Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., as the next head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Nats fans, it’s time to show pitching coach and former model Steve McCatty your appreciation.
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez tells Univision that the “gang of eight” senators working on an immigration overhaul don’t yet have 60 votes.
Since 2010, conservatives have used a 2010 paper in the American Economic Review by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff to claim spending cuts should be made to preserve the economic and fiscal futures of America. The argument claims that debt levels greater than 90 percent of gross domestic product — 15 percent lower than America’s current debt-to-GDP ratio — harm economic growth. This position has been prominently touted by, among others, former Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis.
The National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee each blasted the other side after a near party-line vote on the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, which passed the House on Thursday, 221-198.
We realize it’s not particularly blazing hot outside right now. (C’mon sunshine!) But things could warm up over the course of the long weekend.
There are times in life when words aren’t enough. For more than 120 D.C. students, this is one of those times.
Former Rep. Joe Baca, a Democrat attempting a comeback bid in California’s 31st District, boasted support from 30 House Democrats on Thursday. The list runs the gamut from members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to Assistant Minority Leader James E. Clyburn of South Carolina.
Recess weeks that are abbreviated by holiday weekends are great opportunities to get out. If you’ve stuck around Washington while the rest of Congress went back to the home district — or the beach or what have you — celebrate the opportunity to just hang out, be at the office less, breathe a little deeper and connect with the city around you.
It’s no secret that Republicans needed to revamp their outreach to Hispanics after Mitt Romney’s dismal electoral showing last year, and GOP leaders hope a new marketing effort will help their members connect with the burgeoning bloc of voters.
A White House-proposed overhaul of the United States’ $1.4 billion food aid program is not going to happen, at least not in as ambitious a form as the administration requested in its fiscal 2014 budget.