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  • Administration makes case for emergency Ebola funds

    Administration makes case for emergency Ebola funds
    Federal health officials told a Senate committee Wednesday that the Obama administration's request for $6.2 billion in emergency funding is critical to fighting the spread of Ebola, and there were indications the proposal could win broad bipartisan...
  • U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges

    U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges
    A landmark agreement on climate change between the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, faced immediate challenges from experts who warned that it would require an overhaul of China's economy and from Republicans in Congress who vowed to...
  • John Mica gives I-4, VA updates

    John Mica gives I-4, VA updates
    Homelessness, veterans' issues and politics will be topics this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: Incoming House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, talks to Ybeth Bruzual on News 13's "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8...
  • Obama faces limits on how to handle immigration

    Obama faces limits on how to handle immigration
    In any debate, facts are most important. Such is the case with President Obama's promise to enact immigration reform before the end of the year. To the more than 11 million undocumented workers living in the United States, the president's promise...
  • Don't expect Congress to be productive

    The current House and incoming Senate Republican majorities have indicated no interest in governing, and we will see very little productive legislation in the next two years. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner know how to compromise — they are highly...
  • Political Shifts Threaten Sane Energy Policy

    Political Shifts Threaten Sane Energy Policy
    With Republican Mitch McConnell the almost certain Senate majority leader, local representation from coal-rich Kentucky will send the nation back to the dark ages of energy policy. The forward progress made by the Environmental Protection Agency on...
  • Lame-duck Congress faces a full agenda, and many obstacles

    Lame-duck Congress faces a full agenda, and many obstacles
    Congress returns this week to a changed atmosphere after the Republican midterm election sweep — but before any new agenda is launched, old business must be finished. Lawmakers have just four weeks to approve must-pass bills to fund the...
  • Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda

    Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda
    In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined." In...
  • Climate breakthrough

    Climate breakthrough
    The deal made by Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama to limit greenhouse gases from those two nations represents the most significant action in the fight against climate change in years. Suddenly, it appears international progress is...
  • Republicans vow EPA fight as Obama touts China climate deal

    Republicans vow EPA fight as Obama touts China climate deal
    Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday wasted no time in criticizing what they called President Barack Obama's "one-sided" climate deal with China, using the announcement to declare war on the administration's plan to use executive actions to...
  • Bipartisanship is one thing the 2014 election won't produce

    Bipartisanship is one thing the 2014 election won't produce
    Before the votes were cast, Tuesday's midterm elections were looking like a "Seinfeld" election. Like the quirky TV comedy show, the midterms didn't seem to be about anything in particular. Then the votes were counted and the "Seinfeld" midterms...