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  • Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell split on government shutdown

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has repeatedly rescued Republicans in their fiscal fights with the White House. But not this time. At least not yet. The seasoned McConnell has distanced himself from tea party...
  • Republican leaders considering Plan B to stop healthcare law

    WASHINGTON - With their effort to block money to run the government until President Obama guts the new healthcare law starting to fizzle, Republican leaders are considering Plan B. Senate Republicans are pushing renegade Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to...
  • Senate vote OKs government-funding bill, preserves Obamacare

    WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Friday approved a government-funding bill stripped of a Republican-backed provision to block money for President Obama’s healthcare law, sending the bill back to the GOP-led House with just days left before a possible...
  • Obama: GOP is 'grandstanding' after Senate passes spending bill

    Obama: GOP is 'grandstanding' after Senate passes spending bill
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill, who are holding up a government spending bill in an attempt to eliminate money for the healthcare law, not to “threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven’t...
  • Sen. Cruz Has No Respect For Democracy

    Sen. Ted Cruz is a true GOP dilemma. And he's not going away anytime soon. Cruz zealously poked his own party while shaping his image as a politician able to jabber almost nonstop for 21 hours while accomplishing nothing of congressional value. That's...
  • Washington's 3-party Congress

    Washington's 3-party Congress
    Why another shutdown? Our government has three political parties these days: Democrats, Republicans and the new "radical Republicans." That radical Republican label has some history. The old radical Republicans were the Grand Old Party's progressive...
  • How a bill becomes slaw -- an autopsy of gun-control legislation in Washington

     
    Wednesday's print column Before we move off the issue of gun control — and it’s dead for now, believe me, for reasons this column will make clear — let’s take a close look at just how something as popular as......
  • Republicans need immigration reset with Hispanics

    Republicans have an opportunity for a get-out-of-jail moment with the fastest-growing slice of the electorate, Hispanics. An immigration bill is likely to pass the Senate by the end of the month. The size and shape of the measure and the tone of the...
  • Can Marco Rubio seduce his fellow Republicans on immigration reform?

    The attempted seduction of Sen. John Cornyn by immigration reformers is akin to my effort to get Neil Patrick Harris, the best emcee ever of any awards show, to sing at my next birthday. No matter how much I offer him, he'll turn me down. That's the...
  • Bad signs on immigration

    Bad signs on immigration
    Even as the Senate takes up the issue of immigration reform this week, Republicans are increasingly giving indications that the effort isn't likely to go very far. First, it was Sen. Marco Rubio's dance around the issue — repeatedly speaking out...
  • Too juvenile to govern

    WASHINGTON — With budgetary tantrums in the Senate and investigative play-acting in the House, the Republican Party is proving once again that it simply cannot be taken seriously. This is a shame. I don't share the GOP's philosophy, but I do...