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  • Obama hopes to work with Republicans, but he has his veto pen ready

    He hasn’t used it much. But President Obama says he suspects his veto pen will get far more use in the next two years with Republicans in control of Congress. Still, the president said in an interview released Monday, he remains hopeful that the...
  • The GOP Congress faces a 100-day test

    The GOP Congress faces a 100-day test
    The 100-day evaluation is a marker in U.S. politics — superficial sometimes, though often a leading indicator. By April 15, the tone and motivation of the new Republican Congress may be apparent. Those first 100 days won't make clear which...
  • Speak Out for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

    To the person that commented to the Orland Park commenter: Calling Mitch McConnell and Rush Limbaugh jokes is not rude. You’re not asking, but I am telling you that they are jokes. Bye. Cold weather is upon us again and if anyone sees or knows of...
  • Obama to hit the road, selling economic progress

    President Obama is heading back to Washington on Saturday after a two-week holiday visit to Hawaii, but he won't stick around for long. Eager to stay on the offensive as new Republican majorities are seated in Congress, the president plans to take a...
  • Why Senate Republicans lack a popular mandate

    To the editor: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should be temperate in the use of his GOP majority. Recall that the Senate reflects the will of the states, not the people. ("Mitch McConnell sings 'Kumbaya,'" Op-Ed, Jan. 10) In her 2012 reelection, Sen....
  • Can the two parties disagree without being disagreeable?

    Can the two parties disagree without being disagreeable?
    Mitch McConnell's debut as the new Senate majority leader served at least one worthy Republican cause. It made Speaker of the House John Boehner, who easily turned back an intraparty challenge on the other side of the Capitol, seem the soul of sweet...
  • Sen. McConnell's ironic view of working with Obama

    Sen. Mitch McConnell told the president that he must "accept reality" and work with Congress to pass laws. This is a very interesting statement coming from the senator who, when President Obama was first elected, stated that he and the Republicans would...
  • Mitch McConnell sings 'Kumbaya'

    The triumphant Republican class of 2014 formally took control of both halves of Congress last week, and here's what it has changed so far: not much. The new GOP majority didn't vote to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. It didn't undo Obama's...
  • Will new Congress intensify partisan strife?

    WASHINGTON -- With barely a week to go before another government shutdown could be upon us, the Republican leaders in Congress vow it won't happen this time. They have been huddling over ways to avert it, while other congressional Republicans plot other...
  • Obama on corporate tax overhaul: 'Definitely a deal to be done'

    Obama on corporate tax overhaul: 'Definitely a deal to be done'
    President Obama told top business executives Wednesday that there was "definitely a deal to be done" on corporate taxes with congressional Republicans, but work needs to begin soon before a limited window closes as the 2106 presidential election...
  • Conditions are ripe for Boehner to make a move

    Conditions are ripe for Boehner to make a move
    Question for House Speaker John Boehner: Are you better off than you were a month ago? Yes, yes, yes. Finally, the conditions are ripe for a duffer with a year-round tan, a pack of smokes and a glass of Merlot to do some business. Boehner bought himself...