Kirk Victor

Kirk Victor

Recent Stories By Kirk Victor:

  • Why Federal Watchdogs Are Barking More about MergersAugust 28, 2014

    A funny thing happened on the way to Sprint’s much-anticipated $32 billion acquisition of T-Mobile US: Sprint suddenly pulled the plug on the merger earlier this month. News reports said it backed...

  • Why Obama Wants to Dismiss the AT&T Antitrust CaseOctober 24, 2011

    The Justice Department’s challenge to AT&T’s proposed merger with T-Mobile at first blush looked like a gutsy show of force, one that suggested a surge in Obama administration antitrust activism...

  • Alexander's Exit Signals More Senate GridlockOctober 3, 2011

    Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander’s recent decision to resign from the Republican leadership team  in January caught many by surprise—and will  leave the GOP hierarchy in the Senate with an even more...

  • La Hood: A Soft Touch in a Hardscrabble JobSeptember 13, 2011

    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stood in the White House briefing room last month and alternately scolded and pleaded with lawmakers to return from their August vacation and pass a bill to fund...

  • Portman May Be Pivotal to ‘Super Committee’ SuccessAugust 22, 2011

    Freshman senators typically are seen but not heard, but it didn’t take long for Republican Rob Portman of Ohio to shatter that mold. When the Senate’s “Gang of Six” Democrats and Republicans...

  • A Confident John Cornyn Says GOP Will Take SenateJuly 21, 2011

    As Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas surveyed the political landscape last year after his party had picked up six seats in the Senate, he decided his work was not complete. As the chairman of the...

  • Hatch Courts Tea Party to Boost Election ChancesJune 17, 2011

    These are strange, uncertain times for veteran Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch.  The courtly GOP lawmaker has pretty much owned his seat since his first election in 1976, but with the jarring ascendancy of the...

  • National Debt--6 Ways to Get America Back on TrackMay 26, 2011

    When it comes to trying to fix the nation’s long term debt problems, there are vast differences over how best to proceed: Just how large should government be? What services should be provided by the...

  • Daniels, Best Hope for GOP, Won't Run for PresidentMay 22, 2011

    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniel’s unexpected decision not to pursue the Republican presidential nomination is another blow to GOP prospects as the dropout rate of potential candidates continues to rise...

  • Gang of Six Fail: Another Blow to BipartisanshipMay 19, 2011

    It’s over. The abrupt withdrawal this week of hard-charging conservative Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okl., from a bipartisan “Gang of Six” senators trying to  hammer out a deal to rein in the nation’s debt...

  • Gang of Six: A Debt Plan Offer They Can't RefuseApril 20, 2011

    When Alan Simpson recently told a couple of reporters to “pray for the Gang of Six,” the quick-witted former Wyoming Republican senator wasn’t just tossing off another memorable quip. Instead,...

  • GOP 'Gang' Member Opts for a Deal, not DiscordApril 7, 2011

    Nobody has ever called Sen. Mike Crapo a showboat. Unlike many of his colleagues in the Senate, the Idaho Republican doesn’t toss off provocative sound-bites or elbow his way to a prime position in...

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