Daily Update 07/22/2014: CPI Rises 0.3% and Existing Home Sales Up 2.6% in June; DC Appeals Court Rules Against ACA Subsidies

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On the Hill Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a confirmation hearing regarding Veterans Affairs secretary nominee Robert McDonald. President Obama nominated McDonald after the resignation …

Citizens United, the Senate, and a Seat at the Hearing

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Author: Serena Advani, W’17 & C’17 There’s something about interning on Capitol Hill that is impossible to find anywhere else. Maybe it’s the feeling you get passing the …

Is Campaign Finance Reform Actually Necessary?

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Author: Sophia Dai, L’16 Today there is mounting anxiety that corporations and certain elite individuals are corrupting politics by spending excessive amounts of money on electoral campaigns. People …

Three Radical Changes That Can Save Business Schools From Extinction

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Christian Terwiesch, Andrew M. Heller Professor, Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, and Faculty Affiliate, was featured in BloombergBusinessweek’s article “Three Radical Changes That Can Save …

Daily Update 07/17/2014: Housing Starts Tumble 9.3% in June; Chinese Purchases of U.S. Treasuries Hits Record High

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On the Hill Yesterday, the Senate voted 56-43 against a bill aimed at nullifying the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling. The bill sought to prevent companies from …

Daily Update 07/16/2014: House Passes Temporary Funding Measure for Highway Trust Fund; Lew Urges Limits on Overseas Incorporation

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On the Hill The House of Representatives passed a $10.8 billion measure to fund the Highway Trust Fund for the next 10 months, delaying the tougher question of …

Daily Update 07/15/2014: Retail Sales Disappoint in June; White House Estimates 2014 Deficit of $583B, Smallest in Five Years

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On the Hill Yesterday, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) announced plans to introduce immigration legislation that would combat the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico …

WALL-E & E-Waste

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Author: Berenice Leung, C’17, W’17 In Disney Pixar’s 2008 animated movie WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter, Earth-Class), a robot roams an exhausted, over-polluted Earth no longer …

The State of Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace

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Author: Nina Martinez, Law’15 Discrimination in the workplace on the basis of pregnancy is far from being a relic of the past. While the average person might envision …

Daily Update 07/14/2014: House Votes to Limit Federal Contract Opportunities for Some Foreign-Based Companies

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On the Hill On Friday, the House of Representatives voted 221-200 to prevent companies that move their tax addresses from the U.S. to Bermuda or the Cayman Islands …