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  • Cardin, Mikulski urge Obama to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
  • Toomey debt ceiling amendment fails, is compared to 'The Hunger Games'

    Toomey debt ceiling amendment fails, is compared to 'The Hunger Games'
    Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s solution for dealing with the nation’s recurring debt ceiling debate is to prioritize what the federal government would pay first if Congress ever can’t agree to extend the limit. The U.S. Senate...
  • Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
  • Internet sales tax bill advances, but final Senate passage delayed

    Internet sales tax bill advances, but final Senate passage delayed
    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday failed to pass bipartisan legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from larger Internet retailers, but the bill cleared a key procedural hurdle and is on track for approval after lawmakers return...
  • Celebrating Obama's Reversals

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision. Barack Obama used a recess appointment to make...
  • Who says the Republicans are doomed?

    Who says the Republicans are doomed?
    Since Mitt Romney lost to President Obama on Nov. 6, the conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party is in trouble. The less conventional truth is that it is the Democrats whose chances may be more bleak. Yes, Republicans are currently...
  • Key lawmaker: House will be 'more thoughtful' on Internet sales tax

    Key lawmaker: House will be 'more thoughtful' on Internet sales tax
    WASHINGTON -- A key House committee chairman said his panel would take a "more thoughtful" approach to legislation allowing states to force retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. His comments signaled that momentum from Monday's easy...
  • IRS follows Obama's lead

    Of course the president deserves some of the blame. Yes, it's extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda (though why anyone should take his word for it is beyond me). And...
  • McManus: Obama's IRS choice

    Message to the president: Resistance is futile. There are plenty of juicy targets for investigators in the IRS scrutiny of conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, but the most dangerous for President Obama is this: Did bureaucrats...
  • Arrogance, Intolerance Filters Down From Dear Leader

    "Horrible customer service." That's what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency's only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment. In such grim proceedings one should be grateful for unintended humor....
  • Supercommittee already getting slammed

     
    This was predictable. No sooner had Harry Reid announced his three picks for the 12-member supercommittee - the House-Senate group that's supposed to come up with a debt deal – than interest groups went into attack mode. The liberal Campaign for...