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Isakson Offers Alternative to ‘Kick The Can’ Budgeting

By   /  March 15, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet “Kick the can” is perhaps the most overused euphemism in Washington these days.  It seems at each point a critical deadline on a fiscal issue draws near, some sort of patchwork solution that merely extends the deadline is crafted.  We all then write stories about how Congress is just playing “kick the can.”

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GOP budget opens more land to drilling, approves Keystone XL

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation The House Republicans’ fiscal 2014 budget put forth by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan would open up more lands to oil and gas development, and approves the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Former Bush budget director: Paul Ryan’s budget unrealistic

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Betsi Fores of the Daily Caller News Foundation A former budget director for President George W. Bush says the House Republican budget proposal is unrealistic because it assumes the repeal of Obamacare.

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Republicans Leave DC for Three Days Of Work

By   /  January 16, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet House Republicans will leave Washington on Wednesday and head a few hours south to Williamsburg where they will have a three day “retreat”.  It should hardly be considered three days of rest and relaxation.  Even more so than most years, this will have to be a working vacation.

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Taylor’s plan has a lot to like

By   /  August 22, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   I have a reputation for beating the city up.  It’s kind of my thing apparently.  I don’t have a real issue with that, primarily because the city has done plenty over the past few years that I felt needed to be addressed.  I’m the type of person who is going to tell the [...]

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Mayor’s call just smoke and mirrors

By   /  June 5, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Last week, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard issued a “service challenge” to the people of Albany.  On the surface, she’s saying things that should seem like common sense.  Clearly, city officials can’t do it all.  They need help from the community as a whole.  What isn’t so clear is that while officials like Hubbard [...]

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