Bills would change up Illinois primary, campaign financing

Washington Times Politics - Mon, 2015-03-02 07:46

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature, including ones on primaries and campaign finance.

The primary for state and federal elections would be pushed back to at least late June under two bills introduced by Democratic and Republican lawmakers, the ...

GOP senators say they can rescue Americans from fallout of Obamacare ruling

Washington Times Politics - Mon, 2015-03-02 07:29

A trio of influential Republican senators said Monday they're closing in on a plan to help Americans who would be affected by a Supreme Court ruling that yanks Obamacare's subsidies from two-thirds of the states.

Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and John Barrasso of Wyoming think ...

Homeland Security funding deal elusive

Washington Times Politics - Mon, 2015-03-02 06:06

WASHINGTON — With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department looming, House Speaker John Boehner is demanding negotiations with Democrats on a funding bill that rolls back President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Senate Democrats are unwilling to even consider such a step.

The Senate has scheduled a procedural vote ...

Peter King: There's an element of House GOP that 'has no concept of reality'

Washington Times Politics - Mon, 2015-03-02 05:58

Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, sounded off on what he called an "absolutely irresponsible" wing within the House GOP conference that has "no concept of reality" after GOP leaders had to scramble last week following the defeat of a short-term extension of homeland security funding.

"For these people to ...

Scott Walker: 'My view has changed' on immigration

Washington Times Politics - Mon, 2015-03-02 05:30

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose presidential star has been rising in recent weeks, says his views on immigration have changed and part of the reason why he firmly opposes amnesty is because of how President Obama has mishandled the issue.

Asked by the Wausau Daily Herald in 2013 whether he ...

Barbara Mikulski, Maryland senator, will not seek re-election

Washington Times Politics - Mon, 2015-03-02 05:22

Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Monday that she sill not seek re-election at the end of her fifth term in 2016, ending what will be  a 30-year Senate career that made her the longest-serving woman in Congress.

Ms. Mikulski, 78, a feisty politician known for championing liberal causes and blue-collar workers, ...

Rick Perry on Hillary Clinton: 'Where's your loyalty?'

Washington Times Politics - Mon, 2015-03-02 05:09

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is raising questions over recent disclosures that the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from several foreign governments while Democrats' likely 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was secretary of state.

"I think most Americans realize that a phone call at 3 in the morning ...

Proposed Tobacco Tax Increase Will Simply Encourage More Smuggling

Oregon Catalyst - Mon, 2015-03-02 05:00
By John A. Charles, Jr. State legislatures across the country have piled on the tobacco taxes over the past decade. Not surprisingly, this has created a growing problem of tobacco smuggling. As the tax rate rises, it encourages people to … Continue reading →

Executive Club Speaker: Senator Baertschiger

Oregon Catalyst - Mon, 2015-03-02 04:55
Hear about Oregon’s port crisis (West Coast strike, Hadjin exit) and how it’s becomming our new economic nightmare Keynote Speaker: State Senator Herman Baertschiger Jr. Oregon Executive Club Wed. March 4th, 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 Northeast Airport Way, … Continue reading →

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