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Starve the Beast
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The Upside of DC Gridlock: Lobbyists' Profits Are Down

The political gridlock that has gripped Washington over the past few years may have one small upside: For the third year in a row, the lobbying industry is losing profits. Most struggling companies are losing business due to the linger effects of the recession, but with lobbyists, the problem appears to stem from the inability of Congress to get much of anything done.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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