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  • Sen. Boxer bets candy on Ocean View victory

    If the Ocean View Little League wins Saturday in the Little League Baseball World Series, it will likely mean celebrations around town. And one fewer box sold by a downtown candy merchant. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Friday that she and Montana Sen. Max...
  • Agreement on payroll tax cut length, not pay fors

    Agreement on payroll tax cut length, not pay fors
    Calling it a "partial step forward," Republicans and Democrats agreed Wednesday morning that the payroll tax cuts for American workers need to be extended through all of 2012, yet put off how to pay for it until future meetings. Pennsylvania U.S. Sen....
  • Obama keeps his distance as deficit committee effort set to fail

    Obama keeps his distance as deficit committee effort set to fail
    President Obama appears determined to publicly keep his distance from the congressional super-committee and its failure to put forward a deficit-reduction plan, despite Republican efforts to shift blame to his end of Pennsylvania Avenue. In his first...
  • Talking With Harold Pollack on Medicaid and Obamacare

    Talking With Harold Pollack on Medicaid and Obamacare
    Here’s basically what happened: I was at a 4th of July party well on my way to having a great time, when I somehow found myself in an argument about Medicaid and the Medicaid expansion in health care reform with a few young doctors who I felt had...
  • 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...
  • Gas prices could fall by 50 cents this summer; Democrats try to end Big Oil's tax breaks

     
    Gas prices are predicted to fall by at least 10% this summer, experts say which would save US drivers $189 million a day in gas prices...
  • 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...