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  • Doyle McManus: Obama's new budget reads like a work of fiction

    Doyle McManus: Obama's new budget reads like a work of fiction
    When one party owns the White House and the other holds Congress, the president's annual budget is a strange, almost fictional document. It's not a draft from which the real federal budget will be written; Congress controls that process from beginning...
  • A juvenile GOP succeeds so far in producing epic fails

    Bang. Bang. Crash. That was the sound of the Republican majority in Congress shooting itself in both feet, then tripping over them. At a moment of heightened concern that terrorists in the Middle East might stage or inspire attacks on U.S. soil, the...
  • Republican action on climate could protect coastlines and the economy

    Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently stated that he "couldn't be angrier" about EPA regulations designed to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants. So why not enact a better policy? When the Republican Party takes control...
  • A strategy for 'responsible' Republicans to do some good

    With Republican majorities in both houses, the new Congress should begin by focusing on traditional GOP priorities: improving the nation's sagging infrastructure, reforming an unwieldy tax code and finding ways to boost middle-class opportunity. When...
  • Mitch McConnell and 'regular order': Just flirting or going steady?

    New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised senators late last year that he'd return to the "regular order" of debate and amendments that his predecessor, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada, had abandoned. But as the Senate struggled to...
  • Keystone XL amendments had senators doing the unusual: voting ... a lot

    Something unusual happened in Congress this week: Senators voted -- not just once or twice, but more than 20 times, right up until midnight Thursday. In contrast to the recent years of gridlock and paralysis, senators took vote after politically tough...
  • Lawmakers' to-do list

    The 114th Congress, which began its work on Tuesday, ushers in an era of conservative legislative leadership. Victories in several Senate races last fall handed control of that chamber to Republicans, who tightened their grip on the House as well. For...
  • 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...