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Industrial policy and Team U.S.A. rhetoric at Export-Import Bank conference

washingtonexaminer.com — U.S. Government and Business are a team, competing against other countries in the Export Olympics. That's one theme of the day at the Export-Import Bank annual conference. Ex-Im subsidizes U.S. exports, and the agency's charter expires this fall -- setting the stage for a contentious reauthorization fight in Congress this year.
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Philip Klein and Michael Barone discuss: Will demographics doom the GOP?

washingtonexaminer.com — According to the conventional wisdom, Republican voters are too old and too white for the party to compete in an increasingly diverse American electorate. Does this mean that demographics will doom the GOP? In a new episode of the Washington Examiner's Dialogue video series, Philip Klein discusses this question and others with senior political analyst and noted demographics guru Michael Barone.
Could GOP advantage w/ married voters reap dividends in future decades? I discuss with @MichaelBarone washex.am/1f6NcD3
my colleagues @philipaklein & @michaelbarone whether or not demographics will doom the GOP. watch! washex.am/1f6NcD3
Ever wonder why GOP once did better in prez races than House elections & now it's reversed? @MichaelBarone explains washex.am/1f6NcD3
VIDEO: Watch me discuss the question, "Will demographics doom the GOP?" with @MichaelBarone washex.am/1f6NcD3
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More deaths from bad care at Veterans Affairs health facilities

washingtonexaminer.com — CNN's report late Wednesday that at least 40 veterans died waiting for care at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix is the latest in a way-too-long string of reports of how that agency continues to fail those who have fought for the nation.
Obamacare's future. RT “@dcexaminer: More deaths from bad care at Veterans Affairs health facilities washex.am/1jGivAd#lvrj
RT @cehoskinson: CNN's report last night is just the latest sign that the VA is rotten to the core. washex.am/1f73M5w

U.S. taxpayers subsidizing state-owned companies through Export-Import Bank

washingtonexaminer.com — WOODLEY PARK, D.C. -- Should the U.S. government be propping up state-owned enterprises overseas? Should the U.S. business lobby be lobbying for this dynamic? I'm at the Export-Import Bank Annual Conference in D.C. today and tomorrow. The second panel of the day featured Emilio Lozoya Austin, CEO of Pemex, the oil company owned by the Mexican government.
U.S. taxpayers subsidizing state-owned companies through Export-Import Bank washex.am/1lKjCBy

Dishonesty won't help moderates win over Republican voters

washingtonexaminer.com — Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, made quite a splash in November when he promised to raise and spend $8 million through his Defending Main Street PAC to fight off Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries. In the view of many traditional Republican interests, the rise of the Tea Party was double-edged.
Moderate Rs can't prove they offer value to the party if their strategy is a dishonest appeal to conserv paranoia washingtonexaminer.com/dishonesty-won…

Darrell Issa seeks answers about Justice Department's role in IRS targeting

washingtonexaminer.com — Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is raising new questions about the Justice Department's role in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Issa wants more answers from the administration about a previously unreleased email between a DOJ official and former IRS official Lois Lerner about potential prosecutions of conservative groups that had applied for tax-exempt status.
DOJ was reacting to @SenWhitehouse idea from a hearing. Issa wants answers on DOJ role in IRS targeting washex.am/QB5Qrl#.U1lEox…

Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mike Lee start 'Liberty Rally' for Tea Party candidates

washingtonexaminer.com — It's on. Three of the Tea Party's biggest stars, Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are joining in a national "Liberty Rally" to back conservatives running in key Senate races. Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, today said that the trio will kick off the rally in Oklahoma where former House Speaker T.W.

Asia trip will fail on trade because Obama hasn't lifted a finger to get Democrats to allow trade agreement

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama's trip to Asia is one important respect was bound to be a failure before he took off from Andrews Air Force Base for Tokyo: he wasn't going to get approval of a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. That's not because the special trade representative is incompetent; he isn't.
Asia trip will fail on trade because Obama hasn't lifted a finger to get Democrats to allow trade agreement washex.am/1fu9CbQ

Issa seeks answers about DOJ's role in IRS targeting

washingtonexaminer.com — Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, is raising new questions about the Justice Department's role in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Issa wants more answers from the administration about a previously unreleased email between a DOJ official and former IRS official Lois Lerner about potential prosecutions of conservative groups that had applied for tax-exempt status.

Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

washingtonexaminer.com — SAN DIEGO - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday. The service released some details of a complaint filed with the Navy's inspector general against Capt.

In West Virginia, anti-Nick Rahall ads do double duty

washingtonexaminer.com — When it comes to West Virginia Congressional races, geography may be on the Koch brothers' side. West Virginia has three congressional districts, created by two horizontal-ish lines trisecting the state from side to side. The first district, held by Republican David McKinley, isn't really in play in 2014's elections.

Same-sex marriage surrender threatens to implode GOP; 82% back man-woman definition

washingtonexaminer.com — The growing internal fight over gay marriage is threatening to split the Republican Party further, with conservatives warning that the GOP cannot win the White House if it shucks long-established social policy positions.
RT @SecretsBedard: Same-sex marriage surrender threatens to implode GOP … poll shows big support washex.am/PwkwqB#.U1kLQG… via @DCExaminer

High court stops short of ending racial quotas and preferences

washingtonexaminer.com — Schuette v. BAMN shouldn't have been a hard case. The Fourteenth Amendment outlaws racial discrimination. Racial quotas and preferences are, by definition, racial discrimination. Fifty-eight percent of Michigan voters in 2006 voted to prohibit racial quotas and preferences in admission to state colleges and universities.

Study: Most Americans support Obamacare's birth control coverage

washingtonexaminer.com — Most Americans say they support an Obamacare rule that calls for employers to offer birth control coverage in their health plans, a new study says. The national survey, conducted by researchers in the University of Michigan Health System, showed that 69 percent of adults support universal birth control coverage.
Study: Most Americans support Obamacare's birth control coverage washex.am/QFPmxP#.U1g9RF… via @DCExaminer

Energy Department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee

washingtonexaminer.com — The Energy Department waived millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it approved $6.5 billion of loan guarantees for a nuclear project in February, the agency confirmed Tuesday to the Washington Examiner. The DOE decided to waive the credit subsidy fee, which protects taxpayers if developers default, for electric utility Georgia Power -- a subsidiary of Southern Co.
RT @JGreenDC: Energy Department scrapped millions in fees designed to protect taxpayers when it approved $6.5B in loan guarantees washex.am/1lF1Jbz
energy department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee washex.am/1horuEG via @zcolman