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5 Reasons Barack Obama Isn’t George W. Bush

Eventually, Republicans will have to speak to people who think an America that’s safer, stronger and has better access to health care than at any time in our existence in history isn’t all that bad. To prepare them, here are a few reasons why Barack Obama isn’t George W. Bush.

November 9, 2015
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‘Checkbook’ Websites Shine Light On State Spending

Every state now runs some kind of public accountability — or “checkbook” — site. The goal is to increase transparency and accountability.

August 18, 2015
Newt Gingrich, Science, Infrastructure, John Qunicy Adams, Government Spending, E.J. Dionne Jr., Sydicated Columnist

The Gingrich-Adams Lesson

As Newt Gingrich champions government spending on not only infrastructure, but on commerce, art, and medicine as well, he echos the demands of president John Quincy Adams.

April 23, 2015

How Are Federal Dollars Divided Among States?

Find out which states rely the most on government spending.

December 10, 2014

Inspector General Criticizes Consumer Bureau’s Headquarters Renovation

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — A government watchdog criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s controversial headquarters renovation, whose price tag has risen to an estimated $216 million, saying there was not a “sound business case” for the project because the agency never analyzed other options. The inspector general’s report, released Wednesday, said […]

July 2, 2014

How Impressive Is Rick Perry’s ‘Texas Miracle?’

Rick Perry has made much of the “Texas Miracle” of job growth, but it may not be as miraculous as it first appears. According to the New York Times, many of the jobs added during Perry’s time as governor pay only minimum wage. “Much of Texas’s recent growth is the result of adding low-wage jobs. […]

August 17, 2011