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A Note from the Chairman Emeritus

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A Note from the Chairman Emeritus

by BILL FRENZEL

Question: What do Republicans and fiscal conservatives have in common?
Answer: Absolutely nothing.

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The Importance of the Ethics Process for the New Congress

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The Importance of the Ethics Process for the New Congress

by JOEL HEFLEY

The retiring Colorado Congressman discusses an issue that some believe cost the GOP its majority this November.

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Mid-Term Consequences

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Mid-Term Consequences

by RICHARD N. BOND

The former Chairman of the RNC assesses the results and the implications for next year.

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Q&A with Charlie Cook

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Q&A with Charlie Cook

One of the nation’s leading political observers talks about the wave that swept away the GOP majority.

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Ho, Ho, Ho!

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Ho, Ho, Ho!

by ROBERT L. BIXBY

When it comes to federal spending, it’s become Christmas all year.

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Do Deficits Really Matter?

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Do Deficits Really Matter?

by DOUGLAS HOLTZ-EAKIN

According to the former CBO Director, they matter a great deal.

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A Bipartisan Solution to Long-Term Spending Discipline

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A Bipartisan Solution to Long-Term Spending Discipline

by ARLEN SPECTER

SAFE Commission would call on both Democrats and Republicans to serve.

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An S.O.S. to Keep America’s Fiscal Ship Afloat

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An S.O.S. to Keep America’s Fiscal Ship Afloat

by JUDD GREGG

New Hampshire Senator’s bill would impose caps and other common sense tools to bring spending under control.

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No More Bridges to Nowhere

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No More Bridges to Nowhere

by PAUL RYAN

The days of boondoggles and anonymous spending requests must come to an end.

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Bold Leadership, Tough Choices

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Bold Leadership, Tough Choices

by MATT BLUNT

What one Governor is doing to control spending in his state.

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