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Republicans pack spending bill with perks for donors

Republicans pack spending bill with perks for donors

Congressional Republicans — supposedly representing the party of less, leaner government — are stuffing the latest spending deal with right-wing leaning “policy riders” and earmarks to gain conservative support going…

Occupy Wall Street comes to Capitol Hill

Occupy Wall Street comes to Capitol Hill

Occupy Wall Street activists brought their cause to Capitol Hill Tuesday, invading Senate and House offices and prompting the arrest of at least one protestor. Capitol Police arrested a protestor…

Barney Frank calling it quits

Barney Frank calling it quits

Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, gerrymandered into a more conservative Congressional district, will not seek re-election. “I do not choose to run for Congress in 2012,” Frank said Monday. Both outspoken…

‘Super Committee’ crashes and burns

‘Super Committee’ crashes and burns

Turns out the over-hyped Congressional “Super Committee” wasn’t so super. In fact, it was a dud. The joint House and Senate committee, charged with coming up with a plan to…

Debt talks collapse as deadline nears

Debt talks collapse as deadline nears

Partisan bickering drove a wedge into deficit reduction efforts by the so-called Congressional “super committee” Friday as next week’s Wednesday deadline looms. “We in trouble,” a committee staff member told…

GOP deficit plan: Limit deductions, tax health insurance

GOP deficit plan: Limit deductions, tax health insurance

Republicans are looking at limiting deductions for mortgage interest, charitable donations and other traditional areas as well as taxing employer-provided health benefits as ways to raise taxes without calling it…

Bachmann likes government spending in her own district

Bachmann likes government spending in her own district

Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann — a frequent critic of government waste and excessive spending — is less critical when that money comes into her Minnesota congressional district. Bachmann, for example,…

Bachmann: Republicans are socialists too

Bachmann: Republicans are socialists too

GOP Presidential contender Michelle Bachmann, and the tea party that holds her so dear, have long maintained that President Barack Obama and the Democratic party are socialists. But Bachmann also…

Good economic numbers: Bad news for Republicans

Good economic numbers: Bad news for Republicans

The last thing Republicans on Capitol Hill wanted to see was economic recovery. Good news on the economy is bad news for the GOP and some on Capitol Hill grumble…

Democratic supporters of Obama: A dying breed?

Democratic supporters of Obama: A dying breed?

Democratic dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama is growing on Capitol Hill. It reached a boiling point recently when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cut short a private lunch of Democratic…

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