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Senator Manchin: What My Daughter Did Should Be Illegal

nationaljournal.com — The West Virginia Democrat told me he'd "be happy" to support a bill that outlawed so-called inversions, a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas. Such transactions are setting a record pace since the first inversion was done 32 years ago.
Jul 23, 2014

Everything's cozy and connected and perfectly Washington—until your daughter renounces her firm's U.S. citizenship nationaljournal.com/politics/senat…

Jul 23, 2014

You're a US Senator and your CEO-daughter renounces U.S. citizenship. What do? Maybe, @Sen_JoeManchin, return my call nationaljournal.com/politics/senat…

Jul 23, 2014

You should read @ron_fournier's conversation with Senator Manchin on his daughter's drug company evading U.S. taxes nationaljournal.com/politics/senat…

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The IRS Scandal Has Officially Devolved Into Competitive Politicking

nationaljournal.com — Not much news came out of a House hearing Wednesday examining the ongoing IRS scandal. But it did serve as a good example of a time-honored sport on Capitol Hill: competitive politicking. The hearing began with Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, sparring with Rep.
Jul 23, 2014

One congressman is going to get to the bottom of exactly what it takes to scratch a hard-drive. nationaljournal.com/politics/the-i…

Jul 23, 2014

The long, slow devolution of the IRS scandal into petty politicking nationaljournal.com/politics/the-i… by @emmaroller

9/11 Commission Chair: Congress Is the Biggest Obstacle to Stopping the Next Terrorist Attack

nationaljournal.com — The committee established by Congress to advise the government on how to stop another 9/11-scale attack recommended in its 2004 report that Congress get out of the way of the Department of Homeland Security and let its leaders do their job. A decade later, that still hasn't happened.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @nationaljournal: 9/11 Commission chair: Congress is the biggest obstacle to stopping the next terrorist attack bit.ly/1jVH0jk

Jul 23, 2014

9/11 Commission Chair: Congress is the biggest obstacle to stopping the next terrorist attack nationaljournal.com/congress/9-11-…

A One-Step Guide to Infuriating An EPA Official

nationaljournal.com — Republicans are accusing the EPA of letting a green group write their landmark climate rule, and the EPA isn't happy about it. Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso accused EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Wednesday of letting the Natural Resources Defense Council, saying the agency had deferred to the group's "powerful, wealthy, Washington lawyers and lobbyists" while writing the agency's carbon-pollution rules for existing power plants.

Planes Are Still Being Shot Down in Ukraine

nationaljournal.com — Nearly a week after a civilian jetliner went down over eastern Ukraine, the region's airspace remains deadly. The Associated Press reports that two Ukrainian military fighter jets were shot down at local time on Wednesday in the eastern area of Savur Mogila, according to Ukraine's Defense Ministry.
Jul 23, 2014

Ukraine now saying missiles that took down two fighter jets today were launched from Russia nationaljournal.com/politics/plane…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @marinakoren: Nearly a week after #MH17 went down, planes are still being shot down over Ukraine nationaljournal.com/politics/plane…

Jul 23, 2014

Nearly a week after #MH17 went down, planes are still being shot down over Ukraine nationaljournal.com/politics/plane…

The House GOP’s Border Proposal Has Washington Headed for a Deadlock

nationaljournal.com — Congress may be headed toward a stalemate on the border. The crux of a House GOP working group's plan, laid out Wednesday, to address the influx of children streaming to the U.S.-Mexico border holds fundamental differences from the Senate's evolving blueprint.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @nationaljournal: The House GOP's border proposal has Washington headed for a deadlock bit.ly/1z2xa2E

Jul 23, 2014

Here's what's going on with the border right now, and why it looks like we may be headed for stalemate. nationaljournal.com/congress/the-h…

GAO Launched an Obamacare Sting Operation-and Almost All Fake Insurance Applications Were Approved

nationaljournal.com — An undercover operation found that the majority of fake Obamacare applications submitted were approved by the health law's enrollment system. Fake applicants were able to get subsidized insurance coverage in 11 out of 18 attempts, according to a report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.

The FCC Is Getting Serious About Enforcing Its Last Remaining Net-Neutrality Rule

nationaljournal.com — The Federal Communications Commission warned Internet providers on Wednesday that they will face penalties if they mislead their customers about the connection speeds they're offering. This rule, called the "Open Internet Transparency Rule," is the only surviving piece of the net-neutrality rules struck down by a federal court in February.

Trumpeting Ben Carson With John Philip Sousa IV

nationaljournal.com — A little more than a year ago, John Philip Sousa IV, the great-grandson of the American March King, was sitting around with his politically like-minded friends when they began to hatch a plan.
Jul 23, 2014

The guy trying to draft Ben Carson for 2016 is John Philip Sousa's great-grandson: nationaljournal.com/magazine/trump… via @nationaljournal's @marincogan

The VA Is One Step Closer to Getting a New Leader

nationaljournal.com — The Veterans Affairs Department could soon have a new leader. The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve Robert McDonald's nomination to be the next secretary. The full Senate could vote next week, with lawmakers hoping to get McDonald confirmed before lawmakers leave town for the August recess.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @nationaljournal: The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee approved Robert McDonald's nomination to lead the scandal-plagued department bit.ly/1lvuJNL