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  • Congress: Yes to pork, no to cutting debt

    Many say lawmakers are missing an opportunity to trim pork, waste and duplicative services from the budget.

  • No Republican wave in November election

    If the last Congressional midterm election was a tsunami, this year may be more of a ripple.

  • No, our immigration system is not broken

    Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate over immigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides, is that our immigration system is "broken." President Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Chuck Schumer, John McCain, Dick Durbin — just...

  • Energy-state Democrats slam Obama plan for international climate change pact

    Vulnerable Democrats from energy-producing states are unhappy with a move by President Obama to seal a climate change pact with world leaders.

  • Congress should crack down on itself, not on Burger King

    A simple change in how its members can hold their wealth is far a more promising reform than the fool's errand of sniping at formerly American companies as they flee.

  • Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped. Now, as Obama again...

  • The least popular members of Congress? John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi

    House Speaker John Boehner is the most unpopular leader in Congress, followed close behind by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to a new poll of likely voters.

  • Marco Rubio's course correction on immigration

    Rubio thinks an overreach by Obama could become a springboard for GOP action on immigration. If that happens, Rubio would like to see lawmakers take an approach far different from the Gang of Eight's comprehensive scheme.

  • Obama administration seeks to bypass Senate on climate deal

    The Obama administration's strategy for inking a climate change deal would involve voluntary pledges and binding commitments from a 1992 treaty that wouldn't require Senate ratification, according to a report.

  • Is Obama's war on coal burying the Democrats' New Deal coalition for good?

    Somewhere, Woodrow Wilson is smiling. President Obama appears to have found a way around that pesky constitutional requirement of a two-thirds majority of the Senate approving U.S. treaties with foreign nations.

  • Export-Import Bank faces rocky path to renewal as Congress returns

    One of the issues Congress must resolve in the 10 weeks before Election Day is what to do with the Export-Import Bank.

  • Republican veterans chairman blasts Obama speech

    The top Republican on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs panel said President Obama's executive actions "fall far short," of what is needed to fix the troubled agency, which has been plagued by scandal and mismanagement in recent months.

  • Paul Ryan: Limit home mortgage deduction to the middle class

    Rep. Paul Ryan said in an interview on Monday that he favors limiting the home mortgage tax deduction to "middle income people" but opposes curbing deductions for contributions to charity.

  • WATCH: John Boehner is the monkey in the room

    "Every 15-30 minutes they come in, wind me up, I do my thing," John Boehner says in the YouTube video.

  • Lois Lerner's emails aren't missing after all, lawyers say

    Attorneys for the Justice Department now say they have copies of every electronic message ever sent by Lerner, a former top IRS official who is a key figure in a targeting scandal involving conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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