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GOP must choose course wisely in immigration minefield

GOP must choose course wisely in immigration minefield

A party that has lost the ambition to convince is a party in decline.

January 26, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…
Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester, as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts in the South Court Auditorium i…

February 22, 2013 2:24 amLoading…

Graham calls for delay on Brennan nomination

WASHINGTON  •  President Barack Obama’s choice of John Brennan to be the next CIA director hit a snag Tuesday as a Republican senator threatened to delay the nomination until President Barack Obama’s administration provides answers on the deadly assault in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassad…

January 08, 2013 11:00 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne: It's our system on the cliff

The United States faces a crisis in our political system because the Republican Party, particularly in the House of Representatives, is no longer a normal, governing party.

December 26, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

December 19, 2012 9:36 amLoading…
GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2012 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and t…

December 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

White House to GOP: It's your move

WASHINGTON •  The White House says Republicans should come clean about how much they're willing to raise tax rates on the rich. Republicans counter that President Barack Obama's latest plan is a joke that avoids tough decisions on the nation's biggest entitlement programs, including Medicare.

December 03, 2012 4:00 amLoading…

Some GOP lawmakers now flout anti-tax man Norquist

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of office if they didn't pledge to oppose tax increases. Many lawmakers signed on.

November 27, 2012 12:55 amLoading…

Republicans oppose vote on UN disability treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate plans to take up a U.N. treaty espousing equal rights for the disabled drew immediate opposition Monday from some Republicans wary of the treaty and asserting that the Senate should not be considering international treaties during a lame-duck session.

November 26, 2012 3:52 pmLoading…

Republicans' leverage on tax cuts for the rich

Did you think the election was going to end uncertainty over the future course of U.S. economic policy? Dream on. There are at least three ways the standoff over the “fiscal cliff” — the automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to start in January — could play out.

November 22, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney, left, and vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his wife Janna, right, wave to supporters after Romney conceded the race during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7,…

November 07, 2012 1:53 amLoading…
Obama, Romney in final sprint to Election Day

Obama, Romney in final sprint to Election Day

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, is greeted by running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at the start of a rally, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Henderson, Nev. Fresh off the presidential debate in Florida, Romney and Ryan were making their first joint a…

October 23, 2012 8:03 pmLoading…

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