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...WASHINGTON - Veto brinkmanship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama...veto politics recently when he forced congressional leaders to drop a proposed package...circumstances. Polls show the public blamed congressional Republicans more than the Democratic...
Can House GOP stay on immigration script?

...Republicans felt like they were re-enacting the Alamo, with no reinforcements and our friends shooting at us," said veteran Republican Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas.David Espo is The Associated Press' chief congressional correspondent.
Rich Lowry: A tired party

2008 feels long ago.A Democratic Party that rode the Obama wave to historic congressional majorities is now saddled with a president who was the hot new thing six years ago. Its agenda tends to be picayune or pointless...
Cal Thomas: Who are you calling stupid?

...remarks as "out of context" - Gruber told his audience, "The bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. OK, so it's...
What others say: Obamacare's confusing numbers

...Affordable Care Act by the end of 2015. That's several million fewer than most independent projections and those of the Congressional Budget Office, according to The New York Times. The CBO's estimate: 13 million in 2015.Anne Filipic, the president...
What others say: Need for icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

...icebreakers to operate effectively. The cost of adding those vessels to the existing fleet is about $3.2 billion, a Congressional Research Service report found.The Coast Guard needs to add to its icebreaking fleet or else it will be "unable to accomplish...
DOE authorizes LNG exports to FTA countries

...Slope. The project began its pre-filing process with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in September.Alaska's congressional delegation applauded the approval Nov. 21."This FTA license is good news for Alaska, but by law it had to be approved...
Rich Lowry: Barack Obama, American caudillo

...resources to hunt down and prosecute every violator of our laws, and therefore has to establish enforcement priorities.The Congressional Research Service did a report on prosecutorial discretion and immigration that, for the most part, emphasizes its piddling...
Voice of Alaska: Time to continue moving Alaska forward after election

...threat of shutdown. We passed advance authorization for VA medical services so our veterans' needs don't depend on annual congressional budget fights.As chair of the Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee, we ensured our fisherman are treated fairly, stopped...
Rich Lowry: Extortion as conciliation

...first place is that President Obama didn't make it a priority in his first two years in office, when Democrats had large congressional majorities. Other things were more important to him. He preferred to wait. Now that Republicans, too, prefer to wait...


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