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The Permanent Campaign: Jeb Makes a Move

The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate many expected to be a late decider or an early withdrawer, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, made an overt…

No Guarantees When It Comes to Telecom Fees

To rebut our estimate of new annual state and local taxes and fees caused by reclassification, Free Press offers two claims: (1) that all of…

The Permanent Campaign: Senate Prez Possibilities Give Cromnibus Wide Berth

The “Cromnibus” bill (the FY 2015 omnibus appropriations bill with two months of funding for the Department of Homeland Security) cleared the Senate on Saturday…

The Permanent Campaign: Rift Opens Up Among Democrats

One of the most beloved and perpetual media narratives in Washington is “Democrats in Disarray.”  But if  relatively minor intraparty divisions are often blown up…

The Permanent Campaign: Relative Stability in the States

As Washington focuses on the fate of the “Cromnibus” (the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for nearly all of the federal government plus a two-month CR for…

Consumer Bills Could Soar Under Title II

If the FCC decides to define broadband service as a telecommunications service, broadband services would become subject to state fees that apply to telecom services. …

The Permanent Campaign: Can Donors Cull the 2016 GOP Field?

Anyone looking towards the starting line for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination campaign has got to wonder how and when this gigantic field gets “culled.”…

The Permanent Campaign: Are Southern Democrats Finally Dead?

If readers will forgive me a personal observation: I have been hearing that the southern wing of the Democratic Party was dead or dying for…

The Permanent Campaign: Did Obamacare Kill the Democratic Party?

In the latest phase of post-election analysis and spin, there’s a sort of two-front war underway in which Obama and the Democratic Party are being…