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Federal Two Democrats challenge the payday-loan industry

Two Democrats challenge the payday-loan industry

With a small tweak to a federal tax credit, Democrats want to offer cash-strapped borrowers an alternative to high-priced loans. Would it work? By DANNY VINIK 09/13/2017 12:00 PM EDT Could a small change in a federal tax credit significantly reduce people’s need for predatory payday loans? That’s the hope of a new tax bill …

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Federal Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment

Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment

Elaine C. Kamarck NewsweekAugust 17, 2017 This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. At some point in 2019 (if not sooner) a Republican Senator may walk into the Oval Office and say to President Trump: “Mr. President, we don’t have the votes,” at which point the Trump presidency will end in a resignation …

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Federal Senate’s Dirty Energy Bill Would Lock U.S. Into Fossil-Fuel Dependency for Decades

Senate’s Dirty Energy Bill Would Lock U.S. Into Fossil-Fuel Dependency for Decades

By Christian Detisch and Seth Gladstone In the wake of Senate Republicans’ ever-deepening debacle over their flailing attempts to strip health insurance from 22 million people, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is desperate to do something—anything—to show that he can get legislation passed. To this end, he’s bypassing the standard committee review process to push a …

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Federal Senate Trump-Russia Probe Has No Full-Time Staff, No Key Witnesses

Senate Trump-Russia Probe Has No Full-Time Staff, No Key Witnesses

There are just seven part-time staffers working on the Senate inquiry. Not one of them is a trained investigator. And they haven’t interviewed a single player in Trump’s orbit. Tim Mak 04.23.17 9:00 PM ET The Senate Intelligence Committee’s probe into Russia’s election interference is supposedly the best hope for getting the public credible answers …

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Federal Largest Federal Union Responds to OMB’s Memo on ‘Reforming the Federal Government’

Largest Federal Union Responds to OMB’s Memo on ‘Reforming the Federal Government’

AFGE says the memorandum has ‘some very dangerous ideas’ WASHINGTON – In response to today’s memorandum from Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Civilian Workforce,” American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: “There are some …

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