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A.B. Stoddard: Growing the GOP

OPINION | Politics is a numbers game, and so far the numbers for the GOP look bad.

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  • Player of the Week: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is hoping 2014 will be a lot better than 2013.

  • Player of the Week: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been trying to iron out a budget deal with his counterpart in the upper chamber, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

  • Player of the Week: Immigration activists

    Proponents of the Senate-passed immigration reform bill are attempting to put pressure on House Republican leaders to act.

    But it is not clear that the House will pass any immigration or border-security measures this Congress.

    Fast for Families, a...

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  • Don’t let laws stand in way of fair pay for songwriters

    Recently, The Hill ran a piece by David Israelite, the head of the National Music Publishers Association, where he outlined the problems that songwriters face because — even though artists and their fans live in a digital world — their work product is regulated by consent decrees...

  • President’s ‘war on coal’ will cause consumer costs to rise

    From Tom Harris, executive director, International Climate Science Coalition
    To get an idea what the president’s “war on coal” will ultimately cost American consumers, one need only look north to Ontario (“How much does the ‘war on coal’ really cost?” March 21). The provincial government...

  • Ukraine’s economic unrest closer to home than it seems

    While most eyes around the world are on the geopolitical implications of developments in Ukraine, what is being lost in the discourse is just how close to home the economic situation, the very impetus that began it all, strikes. 

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  • Getting housing finance reform right

    The government’s attempt to wipe out existing private capital invested in the publicly traded stock of housing finance companies serves as a strong disincentive to other private investors.

  • Time to act on housing finance reform

    Sens. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Mike Crapo (R-Ida.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, must be doing something right.  Their bipartisan proposal to reform our nation’s housing finance system is attracting critics from both ends of the political spectrum. ...

  • Waitng for Cybergeddon

    One year after the mysterious attack on the Metcalf electric substation outside San Jose, nothing is being done to protect the national grid.