Republicans from around the country and the Washington region gather in Florida for their national convention. Meanwhile, candidates in an independent race for D.C. Council wage trench warfare over their rights just to appear on the ballot. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
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Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va, Dist. 11) talked about the potential for D.C. budget autonomy language to appear in the Republican platform. "I'd like to see it in the law of the land," Davis said. He said Paul Ryan would likely give D.C. a "second look" if Ryan were elected vice president.
Without a farm bill, dairy policy will revert to 1949 law, and wholesale milk prices could double. But the Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman says she expects a bill to pass in January, in time to avert a spike in milk prices.
A recent op-ed from a centrist Democratic think tank reignited an intraparty fight over the political pluses and perils of economic populism. But there are good reasons why we're unlikely to see a repeat of the battles of the mid-1980s.
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