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Medicare, Social Security proposals already figuring into midterm elections

...I think the worst thing you could say about any politicians is that they are cynical enough to wave in front of seniors a message that was designed solely for a bumper sticker.'' David Espo is AP's chief congressional correspondent.
Opinion - GOP wants action on economy 09/11/01

GOP wants action on economy By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON -- His's time for an even bolder set of reforms.'' David Espo is AP's chief congressional correspondent. All...
Can House GOP stay on immigration script?

...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.
GOP takeover: Republicans surge to Senate control

WASHINGTON - Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in office.
Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON - Congress cleared a $1.

DENVER - Buoyed by a powerful debate showing, Mitt Romney said Thursday he offers "prosperity that comes through freedom" to a country struggling to shed a weak economy.
Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

WASHINGTON - For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.
Obama turns the page, looks forward to second term

WASHINGTON - Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall.
AP Analysis: Balanced budget in eyes of the beholder

...provided the Democratic rebuttal."There are many words that can be used to describe the Ryan budget," he told the House. "But the one word that cannot be used is 'balanced.'"David Espo is AP's chief congressional correspondent.
Undone: Dog of a year in Congress whimpers to an end

...Then there's the annual defense bill, which has passed Congress like clockwork each year since John F. Kennedy was in the White House.This time, it's mission not yet accomplished.David Espo is AP's chief congressional reporter.


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