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A doctor at work

Challenges remain, even after the 'Doc Fix' gets fixed

Mar 26, 2015
Doctors will need new IT infrastructure to deal with proposed changes.
Posted In: Medicare, Congress, Health
Republican congressman Aaron Schock resigned today amidst Downton Abbey scandal.

Congressman resigns over Downton Abbey faux pas

Mar 17, 2015
Aaron Schock outfitted his office with "a gold-colored wall sconce," a "crystal chandelier," and "massive arrangements of pheasant feathers."
Posted In: Congress, Republicans, TV shows

Drawing the line between contributions and bribes

Mar 9, 2015
When it comes to a bribery investigation, a number of factors are considered.
Posted In: corruption, Senate, bribes, campaign contribution, government, Congress
Members of the 114th Congress in the House chamber this week in Washington, D.C.

A fight over how quickly workers can unionize

Mar 5, 2015
The Senate voted to block a new rule that would speed up unionization votes.
Posted In: labor union, unions, Congress, veto
Progress is hard to come by in Congress.

The DHS gets funded ... for now

Mar 3, 2015
Meanwhile, a showdown over debt could be looming.
Posted In: Congress, DHS, CBO, debt
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress on March 3, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

After a controversy in politics, money follows

Mar 3, 2015
The Israeli Prime Minister's speech was a chance for some to fundraise.
Posted In: prime minister, Israel, Congress, fundraising
House Speaker John Boehner

John Boehner doesn't enjoy congressmen wearing jeans

Feb 27, 2015
During a dress code reminder the Speaker told lawmakers, "You know who you are."
Posted In: jeans, Congress, John Boehner
"It's a snowball."

Tallying the economic winners of the status quo

Feb 27, 2015
There is a cost to gridlock, but there are also economic winners.
Posted In: snow, Congress, climate change
Members of the 114th Congress in the House chamber this week in Washington, D.C.

House changes how bills are evaluated

Jan 8, 2015
"Dynamic scoring" of bills sounds boring, but it’s actually a big deal.
Posted In: Congress, scoring, CBO, Fiscal policy
The U.S. Capitol.

Weekly Wrap: Comsumers, Congress and commodities

Dec 12, 2014
A discussion of highlights from the week's news.
Posted In: consumers, Congress, commodities

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