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  • Breaking down the 'cromnibus' vote

    WASHINGTON The House passed the cromnibus Thursday night 219-206, with 162 Republicans and 57 Democrats voting for the bill, and 67 Republicans and 139 Democrats voting against it. While the vote was close, the breakdown split along familiar lines. But there were some interesting trends and deviations in the vote.
  • New House GOP better for science -- by a micron

    New House GOP better for science -- by a micron
    For many thinking Americans, the anti-intellectual core of Republican Party policies was made real during a 2007 primary debate among its 11 presidential candidates, when three raised their hands to say they doubted the theory of evolution. More...

    Brace yourself. Immigration reform sets up a long two years in Washington

    Brace yourself. Immigration reform sets up a long two years in Washington
      President Obama really stepped in it this time. He used the powers that come with his office to invite up to 5 million immigrants and international visitors to openly live and work in the United States. He called it using executive authority to...

    Study: Mica #2 effective Congressman

    Study: Mica #2 effective Congressman
    Political scientists at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University have devised a math-based ratings system to measure the effectiveness of Congressmen and U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, rated #2 in all of Congress for the most recently-...

    No: Amnesty decree would hurt blacks: Front Burner

    In 2007, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, urged black civil-rights leaders to oppose the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration-reform bill. Appealing to the royalty of the establishment civil-rights community — including Dennis Courtland Hayes,...