June 20, 2014
Permission to republish original opeds granted.
Does McCarthy win for House Majority Leader spell end of Ex-Im Bank?
Ahead of the June 18 House Majority Leader election, House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promised members not to force the bank's reauthorization due up in September to the floor for a vote.
McCarthy's victory a testimony to his hard work not ideology
Those who want to make this internal election into an establishment versus tea party battle have a hard time explaining away Rep. Tom Graves' nomination of McCarthy in the race.
The faux populism of Hillary Clinton
If Clinton expects anyone to believe she is a middle class outsider, she has little faith in the people she intends to govern.
LA Times: Commerce Dept. reports inflation jumps 0.4 percent as costs rise for food, energy, other items
"Food prices were up 0.7 percent in May, the biggest increase since August 2011. Higher gas and electricity prices led energy costs to rise 0.9 percent."