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Maureen Ohlhausen, an FTC commissioner, outlines a step-by-step approach for putting the principles of regulatory humility into action and identifies high and low watermarks for the FTC’s adherence to this approach.

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A panel of leading experts discuss whether Big Data can replace the federal statistical system, and if not, whether the two can complement each other.

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Las Vegas Sands Corp Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson points a reporter during a news conference in Tokyo February 24, 2014. Adelson said on Monday his company was willing to spend "whatever it takes" to set up a casino project in Japan, one of the largest untapped gaming markets in the world. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Billionaire Republican donor and Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO Sheldon Adelson is spending big to make online gambling illegal because his moral standards compel him. Looking past the ‘moral standards,’ it’s really all about the money.

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Many Federal Reserve regulatory initiatives related to their Dodd-Frank expanded powers merit closer Congressional oversight.

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Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of King v. Burwell, a case concerning federal subsidy provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Should the U.S. government lose the case, a major fragment of Obama’s health care program could potentially disintegrate.

 

 

 

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Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, MD, February 26, 2015. Reuters

Walker is in danger of being the guy known for not having good — or any — answers to tough questions. That’s particularly poisonous for him, given that he is running on leadership and truth-telling.

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Today, March 4, is National Grammar Day. To celebrate the occasion, here are my top 10 grammar-related items.

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Here’s today’s assortment of charts, interesting facts, some interesting links about “furniture neutrality,” CEO vs. average worker pay, the minimum wage, some Drug War updates and more.

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Given Japan’s importance to Asia’s future path, the following are some of the top questions every presidential candidate should be asked.

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French economist and academic Thomas Piketty attends a symposium "Les Entretiens du Tresor" at the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris January 23, 2015. Reuters

Thomas Piketty’s call for wealth redistribution rests on flawed justifications — his notion that the rate of return on capital exceeds economic growth fails to account for risk.

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With King v. Burwell to be argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, supporters of the Affordable Care Act are rehearsing the same sketchy arguments about the language and history of the health care law.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) acknowledges applause at the end of his speech to a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 3, 2015. U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (C) (R-OH) and President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate Orrin Hatch (R-UT) applaud behind Netanyahu.

Obama’s biggest problem is not Israel’s Prime Minister — it is his own willingness to concede every point to skilled Iranian negotiators.

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