Archive for May 2015

Rep. Rangel's ghost campaign

May 21, 2015 - 01:57 PM
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The 23-term congressman has been sending donation emails to his supporters, but he's not running. Now, a new report is highlighting what the money is being used for.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed Rangel's risky fundraising and Rand Paul's filibuster with capital Insider.

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The Amtrak issue

May 19, 2015 - 01:45 PM
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Just hours after the deadly crash in Philadelphia claimed eight lives, some lawmakers on Capitol Hill called for additional funding for the government-run railroad. Now, the issue of funding has become a partisan battle.

David Williams, president of Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the Amtrak issue and USPS finances with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

May 15, 2015 - 02:15 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment they debate, the politics of the Amtrak crash, Jeb Bush's backtrack on Iraq, and Romney's step into the ring.

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Democrats block debate on Trans-Pacific Partnership, then reverse course

May 13, 2015 - 09:30 PM
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On Tuesday, a group of rebellious Democrats -- led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) -- blocked debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On Wednesday, the effort moved forward.

What happened in between?

We asked NPR Lead Digital Political Reporter Jessica Taylor.

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Deep dive into the National Defense Authorization Act

May 13, 2015 - 02:30 PM
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The House Armed Services Committee just introduced the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 -- a comprehensive piece of legislation that would authorize the budget authority of the Defense Department, and spending for national security programs overseen by the Department of Energy.

Steve Ellis, vice president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the bill with Capital Insider.

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