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  • In Republican Congress, two divergent strategies at work

    In Republican Congress, two divergent strategies at work
    After winning control of the Senate and boosting their numbers in the House last fall, Republicans devised a moniker for their dual majorities that could pass for a new C-SPAN reality show: "America's New Congress." Branding is one thing, but...
  • Obama hopes to work with Republicans, but he has his veto pen ready

    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...
  • Getting down to (chocolate-covered) business

    One thing for sure: You can take Mitch McConnell and John Boehner at their word. They told the American people: You put us in charge of Congress and we'll get Congress back to work. And, by golly, they meant it! They've only been in session one week,...
  • 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...
  • Democrats' Keystone pipeline bill falls short in Senate vote

    Democrats' Keystone pipeline bill falls short in Senate vote
    The Senate narrowly avoided a postelection showdown between the White House and Congress when a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass Tuesday. Democratic Senate leaders had...
  • 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. 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'

    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...
  • Republicans take credit for good economic news -- and anything else that's good

    Republicans take credit for good economic news -- and anything else that's good
    I’d like to help clear up some political confusion from earlier this week. On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the American people that a recent spate of good news about the U.S. economy is the result of Republicans winning...