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Congress braced to face angry voters during August recess

Congress braced to face angry voters during August recess

With Congress home for the month-long August recess, political advisers warn both incumbents and potential challengers for House and Senate seats that handling increasingly hostile public reaction will be crucial…

Democrats and Republicans alike worry about Obamacare

Democrats and Republicans alike worry about Obamacare

Seems all sides are nervous about Obamacare. Republicans in the House of Representatives voted Friday for the 40th time to repeal parts or all of the health care “reform” law,…

Doug Thompson returning to Capitol Hill Blue

Doug Thompson returning to Capitol Hill Blue

Capitol Hill Blue founder and publisher Doug Thompson returns to writing about politics and the hypocrisy of government, as well as the day-to-day supervision of the oldest political news web…

No spending, no tax reform

No spending, no tax reform

President Barack Obama says there are no gimmicks to grow the economy — just difficult steps that require Washington’s focus. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama is promoting…

Dire warnings against standoff

Dire warnings against standoff

The nation’s governors have a warning for President Barack Obama and Congress: A fiscal standoff in Washington this fall could be catastrophic for states already feeling the fallout of sweeping…

Al-Qaida attack looming?

Al-Qaida attack looming?

The United States issued an extraordinary global travel warning to Americans Friday about the threat of an al-Qaida attack and closed down 21 embassies and consulates across the Muslim world…

Obama faces spying critics

Obama faces spying critics

Struggling to salvage a massive surveillance program, President Barack Obama faced congressional critics of the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ telephone records Thursday as snowballing concerns made new limitations…

40th vote to repeal Obamacare?

40th vote to repeal Obamacare?

Maybe the 40th vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law will be a charm for opponents of the overhaul. House Republicans are scheduled to vote Friday on a…

Budgets? What budgets?

Budgets? What budgets?

Leaving piles of unfinished business for the fall, Congress began exiting Washington Thursday for a five-week vacation with its accomplishments few, its efforts at budgeting in tatters and its collective…

Road bill hits GOP pothole

Road bill hits GOP pothole

A measure awarding generous funding to road and bridge projects, community development grants and housing help for the poor is running into stiff Republican opposition in the Senate. The bill…