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Brazil's flawed impeachment of Dilma Rousseff

After a largely successful—especially in light of almost insultingly low expectations—Olympics, Brazil is now abruptly pulled back to reality. The end of Olympics revelry coincided with the tempestuous final stretch of former...

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Major savings available in VA budget, if we look

When Congress returns from its extended August recess for an abbreviated September work period, it will have precious little time to wrap up work on and pass a massive package of veterans health and benefits legislation that has been stalled...

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Cuban innovation will position it for the future

After more than a half-century, the first commercial flight between Cuba and the United States touched down Wednesday morning with a flight between Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Santa Clara, Cuba.

It’s a short trip in the air, but it...

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LNG legislative endgame nears

Congress is currently on an extended summer break, which lasts through Labor Day, Sept. 5. This hiatus provides an opportune opportunity to reflect upon where the LNG exports legislation stands before the 114th Congress enters the legislative “...

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Protecting generic pharma competition is necessary now

American brand and specialty drug prices are among the highest anywhere despite the fact that the U.S. pharmaceutical market is the largest in the world. Some of that problem may stem from public healthcare program fraud and an inefficient...

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Vigilant companies can avert Watergate scandal replay

The Watergate Hotel reopened recently after a sparkling $125 million facelift, complete with guest key cards saying, “No need to break in.” For well-heeled business leaders visiting there, a pithier...

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Cory Booker must stop defending the Iran deal

Recent media reports had it that Cory Booker and I have reconciled over Iran when we were both in Israel.

Let me be clear. My dispute with Cory was never personal and was always about policy. There is no need for us to have any personal...

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