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Bob Franken: The State of the Union cliche

...looking like he had sucked them in, POTUS smirked and rejoinded, "I know, because I won both of them." Then it was the Democrats' chance to stand up and roar.They've had little to cheer about since the most recent campaign, where they got wiped...
Cal Thomas: President Obama sings the same old song

...for Sen. Ernst and the new Republican Congress. Let the Democrats focus on misery, poverty and failure. You promote hope...examples of people who have succeeded in life. Instead, the Democrats' mantra has been that the poor and middle class can't succeed...
Alaska lawmakers will scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...with Democrat Byron Mallott as part of an "Alaska first" unity ticket. The state Democratic Party has lauded Walker, and Democrats see in him a partner. Walker's shakeup of the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. riled some Republican lawmakers...
Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class free trade agreements with Asia and Europe, generating more applause from pro-trade Republicans than skeptical Democrats.Obama's address marked the first time in his presidency that he stood before a Republican-controlled Congress. Yet...
Bob Franken: John, Mitch, Barack and Charlie

...where Capitol Hill, all the real estate under the dome and the outbuildings, became a GOP fiefdom, facing off against the Democrats' shrinking territory down the Pennsylvania Avenue no-man's-land that ends at the White House. The new Senate Majority...
Cal Thomas: The rhetoric and the record of Mario Cuomo

...glitter doesn't show."This is boilerplate Democratic rhetoric we've heard since the days of Franklin Roosevelt. After Democrats Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton and Obama, are fewer families in trouble? Are there fewer poor...
Lawmaker's bill aims to guard Alaska Permanent Fund benefit

...anti-discrimination bills are among those that lawmakers are reviving after failed previous attempts to get them passed. Several Democrats and at least one Republican are sponsors.Another example is a bill from Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, who introduced...
Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

...The Senate passed the bill on a day Democrats launched a drive to confirm two dozen...recent years between Republicans and Democrats, and includes a number of provisions...which drew vehement objections from the Democrats, would repeal a regulation imposed on...
What others say: Thumbs up, thumbs down to close out year

...sufficiently Republican for their taste and that several of the declared nonpartisan cabinet members are more like closet Democrats, regardless of their registered non-affiliation.Perhaps motivated by similar concerns, a group of Republican legislators...
Cal Thomas: Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

...It helps to have large majorities of one's party in the legislature, but Pence consults and has good relationships with Democrats, who frequently vote with the Republican majority because his programs work.Sitting with the governor in his high-ceiling...


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