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  • Chuck Schumer backs E.J. Dionne on immigration
    February 13, 2014
    In a statement to POLITICO’s Mike Allen, Schumer said he supports an idea mentioned in E.J. Dionne’s column in The Washington Post to have a majority of members of the House force House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on the Senate-passed bill.
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  • John Boehner's sunshine band
    February 12, 2014
    The political world stopped for a moment when Speaker John Boehner broke into the jaunty old Disney tune — “My, oh my, what a wonderful day” — after a news conference in which he threw in the towel on the debt ceiling fight.
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  • Roaming the US with Mark Rom: Water, Cuba, and banking
    February 7, 2014
    ‘Roaming the US with Mark Rom’ is a weekly Radio VR segment featuring Associate Professor of Public Policy, Mark Rom of Georgetown University. This week we discuss three issues with Rom: California water, US-Cuba relations, and banking.
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  • Yes, Obamacare will probably downsize the workforce. Economists explain why.
    February 5, 2014
    "These studies suggest there's at least some people whose primary motivation to get a job is health insurance," said Tom DeLeire, a labor economist at Georgetown University and co-author of the Wisconsin study. "That is consistent with a lot of anecdotes you hear, but none of these studies show conclusively that losing coverage is the reason people are entering the labor force."
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  • Willful stupidity in the Obamacare debate
    February 5, 2014
    The reaction to the CBO study is an example of how willfully stupid — there’s no other word — the debate over Obamacare has become. Opponents don’t look to a painstaking analysis for enlightenment. They twist its findings and turn them into dishonest slogans. Too often, the media go along by highlighting the study’s political impact rather than focusing on what it actually says.
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