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Don’t Be Fooled By The Front Page

As the government works on a budget for fiscal year 2013, the press has been emphasizing the differences between the various budgets that have been proposed. The President is required to submit a yearly budget to congress and in early

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With the media and American public focused on the presidential race and never-ending drama of the Republican primaries, Congress has been largely shielded from the spotlight these past few weeks. Whether or not the public is paying attention, Congress has

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Election Day

Between the Penn State abuse scandal, the Herman Cain harassment allegations, and reports regarding the handling of American soldiers’ remains at Dover Air Force Base, this week’s top new stories have been disturbing, sad and overwhelmingly depressing. Largely overshadowed by

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For The People

Yesterday “The Atlantic” magazine held an event for their “Women of Washington Series” featuring Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) on stimulating the global economy through energy innovation. Senator Murkowski supports a reasonable and balanced approach to America’s energy future and spoke

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China Currency Bill

Later today the Senate will vote on “S. 1619, The Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011”. The bill, which is directed towards combating China’s manipulation of the Yuan, would make it easier for the Commerce Department to investigate

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A Step Forward?

Unlike previous Congressional hearings, including one in which Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) famously called Elizabeth Warren “a liar”; last week’s Senate Banking Committee Hearing on President Obama’s nomination of Richard Cordray to direct the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,

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Howard Schweitzer Interviewed on CNBC

On August 9, 2011, Howard Schweitzer, a principal of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies and former U.S. Treasury official appeared on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street to weigh in on Standard & Poor’s recent downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.  For more about

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Oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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