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  • 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...
  • Embrace civil liberties, GOP

    Embrace civil liberties, GOP
    As is tradition, the New Year has sparked a wave of resolutions. As a declaration of our aspirations, resolutions help us plot a course to self-improvement for success and longer, healthier lives. In that vein, if the Republican Party hopes to...
  • Durbin, now in minority, subs for injured Reid as top Democrat

     Durbin, now in minority, subs for injured Reid as top Democrat
    In the minority after Republican gains in November's elections, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois was sworn in Tuesday with a temporary gig: filling in for ailing Democratic leader Harry Reid. Durbin, 70, said the Senate minority leader was "making a...
  • Joe Biden again steals the show on Senate's opening day

    Joe Biden again steals the show on Senate's opening day
    In 1856, amid fierce debates over slavery that would lead to civil war, a senator was beaten unconscious with a cane by a political rival. On Tuesday, 159 years later, Joe Biden appeared in the same historic chamber taking selfies with senators'...
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell says GOP deserves credit for economic uptick

    As President Obama sets out on a new public campaign to highlight positive economic trends during his administration, the Senate's top Republican on Wednesday signaled how his party will seek to blunt that message — and even take a measure of credit...