With a public battle between two likely Republican presidential contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and a private meeting between possible Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, it feels like 2016 is just around the corner. The two parties are already aligning themselves for a presidential race that's still three years away.
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President Obama is offering Congress what he describes as a grand bargain on corporate taxes. He laid out the terms in Chattanooga, Tennessee yesterday on the latest stop of his national economic speaking tour.
Tens of thousands of public workers descended on the Capitol in 2011, when Gov. Walker proposed limiting their collective bargaining rights. This week, he hinted he might be willing to consider doing the same for first responders
Big Money often gets what it wants in Washington. But not always.
In few policy debates is that more true than in the proposed overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.
The big donors and corporate leaders of the Republican establishment mostly favor remaking U.S. immigration laws to give those now here illegally an eventual door to citizenship and to increase the annual quota for guest workers.