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WASHINGTON – House Republicans approved a temporary suspension of the $16.4-trillion ceiling on the nation’s debt Wednesday, allowing the federal government to continue borrowing through spring while Washington shifts to more ambitious...
American VoicesA week before his inauguration, President Obama said he wouldn't negotiate with Republicans over raising the federal debt limit. At an unexpected news conference Jan. 14, the president asserted that he won't trade cuts in government spending in...
JULIE PACE,Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines as well as more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing...
As the second Obama term gets underway, much is being said and written about the president finally emerging as a tougher, stronger Democrat in the liberal mold of past party greats. His second inaugural address pressed Republicans in Congress to accept...
Tags: Politics, John Adams, George W. Bush, Fiscal Cliff, Mitt Romney
In the Republican Party's developing effort to put on a new face after November's presidential defeat, the latest gesture is trotting out freshman Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to deliver the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union...
Senate leaders reached a compromise this week on limiting the filibuster, an obstructive procedural tactic that has become almost as routine on Capitol Hill as photo opportunities and news conferences. The Times' editorial board has long argued that the...
Tags: Politics, U.S. Congress, Republican Party, Harry Reid
The best chance to get the U.S. Senate to do its job is not to withhold pay (although withholding campaign contributions might have done the trick) but to reform the Senate rules so that filibusters aren't used so routinely to gum up the works. Majority...
Tags: Politics, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, Barack Obama, U.S. Senate
The announcement last week that South Carolina's Jim DeMint is leaving his Senate seat to run the Heritage Foundation caused some in Washington to wishfully think that perhaps the move might usher in a more congenial, if not cooperative, outlook in the U....
Change of SubjectThere are almost too many schemes to list. But President Obama’s worst center around:… a thinly-veiled national gun registration scheme hidden under the guise of ‘background checks’ to ensure federal government minders gain every...
Re "For Hagel, opposition from GOP is personal," Feb. 15 Despite the fact that a Cabinet nomination has never in history been blocked by a minority filibuster, Republicans are filibustering Chuck Hagel's appointment as secretary of Defense....
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelPresident Barack Obama's State of the Union address will rearrange Tuesday prime time. The speech is scheduled to start at 9 on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business Network and Bloomberg. There will be responses by Sen....
There have been times in years past when I have thought – and even said out loud – that I might someday want to run for office. You know, just toying with the idea. Maybe I never will. If Karl Rove were a Democrat, I guess he might want to...
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