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Yes, I worked for Republicans but, thankfully, I never became one

Yes, I worked for Republicans but, thankfully, I never became one

A time existed when my professional life revolved around the Republican Party. In 1981, I took a sabbatical from writing and shooting photos for newspapers to take a job as…

Campaign dirty tricks costs veteran reporter his job

Campaign dirty tricks costs veteran reporter his job

Sadly, the rough and tumble world of the Virginia governor’s race this year has cost a veteran Associated Press reporter in Richmond his job along with two editors for the…

Congress: Can’t anybody there play this game?

Congress:  Can’t anybody there play this game?

One of the best books ever written about baseball was New York newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin‘s “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”  It chronicled the 1962 season of the hapless…

America: Land the greed and home of the grave

America: Land the greed and home of the grave

Yes, Virginia, a time once existed when America was considered the land of of the free and home of the brave. As the overused saying goes, that was then and…

It’s finally over. Congress approves debt, budget deal

It’s finally over.  Congress approves debt, budget deal

After weeks of wrangling, 16 days of partial shutdown, and less less than two hours before the deadline for the government to lose its borrowing authority, Congress approved a last-minute…

Vote on House GOP debt bill scrapped for lack of support

Vote on House GOP debt bill scrapped for lack of support

A planned House vote Tuesday night on consideration of a controversial Republican proposal to reopen the government and extend borrowing authority was scrapped after it became clear Speaker of the…

House votes exist to pass Senate deal but Boehner is stalling process

House votes exist to pass Senate deal but Boehner is stalling process

Aides to Republican members of Congress tell Capitol Hill Blue that they have the votes necessary to combine with Democrats to pass a proposed deal from the Senate that would…

Agreement on new deal stalled, won’t meet optimistic predictions

Agreement on new deal stalled, won’t meet optimistic predictions

Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell predictions that they could reach agreement Tuesday on a deal to reopen the government and avoid a debt-increase stalemate that could result in…

Most American voters blame Republicans for government budget crisis

Most American voters blame Republicans for government budget crisis

Yes, American voters are mad at just about everyone in Washington but most of the blame falls on the Republicans and their extreme right-wing agendas. A new Washington Post-ABC News…

Stocks rise on news of expected deal on government default, shutown

Stocks rise on news of expected deal on government default, shutown

Talk of a pending deal to stave off a government default on obligations and possible reopening of federal agencies sent stocks back up Monday, reversing an earlier loss and sending…