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Notes From the Battlefield in the Patent War | Commentary

By Austin Meyer

On Trade, Step 1 Comes First | Guest Observer

By Christopher A. Padilla

Protecting Foster Youth Must Be a Priority All Year Long | Commentary

By Rep. Diane Black

Time to Update Universal Service for Rural Telecoms

By Shirley Bloomfield

Regulatory Oversight of Online Gaming in the States Is Working | Letter to the Editor

By Anna Sainsbury

Credit Union Difference Blindsides Bankers | Letter to the Editor

By Jim Nussle

Members Living in Their Offices Rent-Free Adds Up

Rep. Joaquin Castro knows a little about real estate, in part because his twin, Julian, is secretary of Housing and Urban Development. So after winning a safely Democratic seat three years ago, he decided buying a condo on the Hill was a smart investment.

Motorists' Efficiency Might Drive Taxes Up

The problem Congress faces in paying for new highways and other transportation projects is that the Highway Trust Fund, which for decades has financed road and transit spending, is running out of revenue.

Carper Looks for Bipartisan Solution to Gas Tax

A big argument against raising the gasoline tax to provide more money for transportation projects is that the gas tax, by its nature, affects low- and middle-income people more than it does the wealthy.

Member Pay Freeze Likely to Last Close to a Decade

As one of their final acts before the Memorial Day break, members of Congress have begun their annual ritual combining financial self-flagellation with electoral self-preservation.

Is Social Media Killing the Lobbyist? | Commentary

By Christian Theuer

Congress Flatlines VA Construction Budget

Congressional consternation with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ handling of large construction projects has been stewing for some time, and 2015 appears to be the year lawmakers intend to put their feet down.

Deadline Puts Focus on Denver VA Hospital Project

As if Congress doesn’t have enough to do before its Memorial Day recess, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has warned lawmakers that unless they authorize more money by next week for building the new veterans hospital in Denver, the project will probably come to a halt.

Biofuels Decision May Signal Big Oil’s Influence in White House | Commentary

By Anne Weismann

Out of Prison, Ex-Lobbyist Pushes Sentencing Overhaul

Kevin Ring helped write a bill in the 1990s that toughened penalties for methamphetamine charges. Now, recently out of prison, the former Team Abramoff lobbyist says he wants Congress to overhaul the nation’s justice system and to undo mandatory minimum requirements altogether.

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