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Video: GOP Presidential Candidate Spending Analysis Breakdowns

by Alwyn Lansing / /

Six candidates for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination have served in Congress, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and former Rep. John Kasich (R-OH).
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Obama’s Kenya Flights Cost $6 Million, Tie Him for Most Total International Trips

by Douglas Kellogg / /

New data from National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) study of Presidential travel, "Still Up in the Air", found Obama has spent 161 days abroad during his presidency on 41 international trips.
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Economists Stress Need for Tax Reform at DC Event

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Economists gathered at an event in DC this past week to discuss why tax system reform is needed and how it could be done.
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A Look Back at Governor Huckabee’s 2008 Presidential Campaign Platform

by Demian Brady / /

Mike Huckabee is known as the longest serving Republican governor of Arkansas, a social conservative, and for his former talk shows on cable news and the radio. He ran in the 2008 Republican Presidential primary where he won the Iowa caucuses that January
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Jim Webb’s Legislative Agenda in the Senate

by Demian Brady / /

A few weeks ago, Jim Webb announced his intent to seek the Democratic nomination in the 2016 race for the White House. As a marine he served in the Vietnam War and was honored for his heroism. After earning his law degree at Georgetown, he worked on the
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GAO: Debt Ceiling Standoff Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, delays in debt ceiling negotiations cost taxpayers between $38 million and $70 million in 2013. They recommended three alternative approaches to how lawmakers deal with the debt limit.
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NTU in the News: Roundup

by Alwyn Lansing / /

Today's roundup: The Salt Lake Tribune discusses a new version of the MFA, NTU President Pete Sepp is on a panel about the Tongass National Forest, and also talks to OneNewsNow about the "taxpayer bill of rights."
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Rand Paul's Tax Reform Plan: What It Means

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

On Thursday, Presidential candidate and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that announced how he intends to reform the federal tax code.
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IRS Security Breach Impacts 100,000 Taxpayers

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Just six weeks after Tax Day, the Internal Revenue Service has reported a security breach of over 100,000 taxpayers' personal information.
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Representative Hastings Wants a Pay Raise

by Demian Brady / /

Congressional pay is in the news again. Under current law, the base salary for Members of Congress is $174,000. Representatives and Senators are eligible for an automatic annual salary adjustment based on changes in the government's Employment Cost Index.
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