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A new year with the same old problems in Washington

A new year with the same old problems in Washington

Congress returns to Washington after the Christmas recess but it would be an error to say the House and Senate are “returning to work.” Work, sadly, is a lost ethic…

John Boehner: When drunks lead Congress, disaster is the only option

John Boehner: When drunks lead Congress, disaster is the only option

Most of those who hold public office are drunk with the intoxication of power. Republicans, we are learning more and more, are led by a Speaker of the House who…

White House to Capitol chase ends in gunfire for woman, child

White House to Capitol chase ends in gunfire for woman, child

A woman driving a black Lexus tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and…

When partisanship rules, America loses

When partisanship rules, America loses

Rodney Alexander, a six-term Republican Congressman from Louisiana, announced Tuesday that he’s tired of the partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and is getting the hell out. Said Alexander in a…

White House says Obama’s immigration plan is ‘just a backup’

White House says Obama’s immigration plan is ‘just a backup’

The White House is downplaying its draft proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don’t come up with an immigration overhaul of their own. It won’t be necessary, Republican…

America’s do-nothing Congress skips town with critical work unfinished

America’s do-nothing Congress skips town with critical work unfinished

Congress packed up and left town Thursday, starting a five-week recess that comes after a year of few accomplishments and lots of partisan gridlock. Oops. Our mistake.  The inhabitants of…

Obama: Close tax loopholes for businesses with overseas operations

Obama: Close tax loopholes for businesses with overseas operations

President Barack Obama wants to cut the corporate tax rate by seven percentage points but the move doesn’t mean companies would pay less taxes. His plan also eliminates many loopholes…

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…

Capitol Hill: The world’s longest-running sex drama

Capitol Hill: The world’s longest-running sex drama

In 1984, a young brunette walked into former entertainer Sonny Bono”s restaurant in Palm Springs, California and, before long, was sitting on the aging star’s lap while he looked down…