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Republicans on ‘super committee’ want tax reform

Republicans on ‘super committee’ want tax reform

The congressional “super committee” on deficit reduction should consider comprehensive tax reform, two Republican members of the panel said on Thursday at the bipartisan committee’s first meeting. Representatives David Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, along with Senator Rob Portman said such reform could be a key to bringing down the deficit […]

Perry suddenly remembers he’s still governor of Texas

Perry suddenly remembers he’s still governor of Texas

Call it a leadership test in real time. Rick Perry left the presidential campaign trail this week to dash back to Texas, where wildfires have devoured more than 1,000 homes in a week. “Not paying attention to politics right now” is how the conservative Republican explained it after he ditched a high-profile campaign appearance in […]

Republican ‘young guns’ now draw more jeers than cheers

Republican ‘young guns’ now draw more jeers than cheers

A year after declaring themselves “Young Guns” ready to clean up Washington, these budget-slashing Republicans are drawing more jeers than cheers — and raising Democrats‘ hopes for next year’s election. Having rejected compromise and threatened government default, they and other Republicans have upset voters, who polls show are increasingly anxious about the economy and disgruntled […]