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SCOTUS Will Hear Arguments on Online Sales Taxes After REPUBLICANS Press to Let States Impose New Taxation Requirements

The Supreme Court of the United States has announced that it will hear arguments in a case concerning states’ constitutional ability to require online-only, out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales taxes owed by in-state purchasers on goods they buy. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The justices agreed to hear an appeal by the state of South Dakota, which has been pushing a test | Read More »

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Sheila Jackson Lee Tries, Fails, to Name Foreign Agents Bill After Paul Manafort and Mike Flynn

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is no stranger to attention-grabbing behavior in Congress. Typically known for lining the aisles of State of the Union addresses (though apparently not the forthcoming one, which she plans to boycott), Jackson Lee has now set her sites on legislation updating the  Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Most critically, Jackson Lee has a rename in mind for the rebooted | Read More »

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Looking for a Weak Recruit to Challenge Bob Menendez? New Jersey Republicans Might Have One

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) may have avoided going to jail over alleged corruption, but the controversy surrounding him and the possibility of a retrial indicates that he could be one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2018. But maybe not if New Jersey Republicans wind up boosting the potential candidacy of a former business executive with ties to President Trump who looks | Read More »

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New Reason for Skepticism of Media Merger Emerging Among Wannabe Presidents

It’s a truism in politics that everyone running for any office, even one as down ballot as dogcatcher, has presidential aspirations. So it should come as no surprise that according to a Beltway insider working on the proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Co., one reason that some Hill Republicans, as well as Democrats, are beginning to review the deal skeptically comes | Read More »

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How J.D. Vance’s Own Words Might Be Used Against Him, If He Runs for OH-Sen

“Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance is reportedly considering a run for U.S. Senate following outreach by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, multiple news outlets have reported in the last 72 hours. But while this is being treated as great news by some conservatives– and while political debate in this country could arguably benefit from a heavy infusion of the insight and sympathy for the white | Read More »

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Immigration Lobbyist Wants to Limit Immigration Because of His Commute

For real?

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Retirement-Palooza Tuesday: Now, Rep. Bill Shuster is Audi 5000, too

Earlier today, news broke that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will be retiring at the end of his current term, apparently leaving his seat to former GOP presidential nominee and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. But Hatch isn’t the only Republican retiring from Congress: The Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito exclusively broke news earlier that Rep. Bill Shuster, the powerful chairman of the House Transportation Committee, would also | Read More »

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Not-So-Happy Holidays: HIV/AIDS Activists Picket Dem Congressman Over Pre-holiday Donor “Gifts”

Back home in the San Diego district he narrowly won in 2014, Democratic Rep. Scott Peters got a nasty, holiday season surprise yesterday. Twenty-five or so HIV/AIDS and drug pricing advocates picketed Peters’ district office over his support for limiting a drug discount program that defenders say comes at zero cost to taxpayers but provides vital, life-saving treatment to HIV/AIDS patients. According to the AIDS Health | Read More »

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Facing A $200 Million Budget Deficit, Rhode Island Legislators Desperate To Finance… A Sports Stadium

With state legislative sessions about to kick off, many states will be facing tough choices between cutting spending, raising taxes or some combination of the two. In tiny Rhode Island, the situation looks especially bleak: In the current fiscal year, the state faces a $60 million shortfall, which rises to $200 million projected for the coming fiscal year. So what are state legislators focused on? | Read More »

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Delta Wants Georgia Power to Pay for Losses… That Are Delta’s Fault

Someone’s gotta pay for this.

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