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Buying Chinese made American Flags

No wonder Congress is held in such low esteem. Back in 1933 the Buy American Act of 1933, which, with some exceptions, required the federal government to buy American-made things but allowed flags with up to 50 percent foreign content … Continue reading

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FactCheck: Health Care for Members of Congress?

Q: What type of health insurance do members of Congress receive? Is it a single-payer, government-run system? A: Members of Congress are covered by private insurance under the same system that covers all federal workers.

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Killing Change Softly

Arianna Huffington, of Huffington Post, may sound funny with her accent, but she is an astute observer of the political scene. Today she has an article headlined Lobbyists on a Roll: Gutting Reform on Banking, Energy and Health Care. She … Continue reading

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Do banks own the Senate?

Yesterday there was a bill before the Senate to vote on. The bill would have allowed bankruptcy judges to allow homeowners who met strict conditions to renegotiate mortgages — a process known as cramdown. It would have only applied to … Continue reading

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