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Assembly Republicans Revamp Caucus Operations In Bid To Woo Voters

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Republicans in the California Assembly, apparently resigned to the party's diminished influence in Capitol policy debates, will announce Thursday that they will focus less on trying to sway Democratic legislators and more on winning over voters.

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Democratic Field Could Benefit From Brown’s Centrism

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, March 26, 2015

If the goal is to persuade Gov. Jerry Brown to run for president, we’ve been going about it the wrong way.

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Who’s Afraid Of The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Of 2015?

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Last Friday The Hill reported that Senator Corker believes he “will have a veto-proof majority” to enact the “Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015” (INARA).

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Still Awaiting The ‘Bio Similars’ Revolution

by Henry I. Millervia Cato Institute
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Despite recent efforts, the United States remains a long way from a Hatch-Waxman breakthrough for biologic drugs.


Kori Schake On Bloomberg Radio

interview with Kori Schakevia Bloomberg Radio
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hoover fellow Kori Schake discusses President Obama’s plan to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Schake notes that the end game of war should be dictated by the circumstances not by an artificial timeline. Schake believes that Obama does not want another Iraq on his hands and therefore he wants to leave troops in Afghanistan for a longer period of time.


For Your Listening Pleasure . . .

by Benjamin Wittesfeaturing Kori Schakevia Lawfare
Thursday, March 26, 2015

The latest episode of Rational Security and the latest Chess Clock Debate.

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Bernanke Says “The Fed Has A Rule.” But It’s Only Constrained Discretion And It Hasn’T Worked

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In response to a question about the policy rules bill at Brookings recently, Ben Bernanke remarked that the “The Fed has a rule.”

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Jerry Brown's Three-Point Energy Plan Appeases Only Democrats

by Bill Whalenvia Orange County Register
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jerry Brown is California’s longest-serving governor, not to mention one of its more arcane chief executives in recent times. Brown doesn’t do many in-depth interviews; he cares little for insights into his political psyche.

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The Enviro-Favoritism That's Keeping California Less Green

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, March 26, 2015

In a previous RealClearMarkets column, I asked whether California could actually get any greener than it currently is. This matters when we remember that Golden State politics are increasingly centered on who can propose the most aggressive environmental plan. But what California's elected leaders often ignore when "keeping up with the environmental Joneses" are the facts.

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Sen. Tom Cotton, Tragic Hero

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by 46 other senators.


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