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House set to vote on cuts in farm crop insurance

The House will vote Thursday on whether to cut federally-subsidized crop insurance that helps farmers when they lose crops or revenue. The amendment by Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., would limit…

John Boehner: A non-relevant and failed Speaker of the House

John Boehner: A non-relevant and failed Speaker of the House

When the clockers and watchers gather in Washington to talk about failure, a name that pops up most often is House Speaker John Boehner. Using terms that range from “disappointment”…

Government of the inept, unqualified and unbelievable

Government of the inept, unqualified and unbelievable

In the American military, sexual abuse is so prevalent that even those in charge of overseeing programs to protect victims are themselves in jail for rape and assault. At the…

Immigration deal reached in House

Immigration deal reached in House

Prospects for passage of a major immigration bill improved on Thursday when a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives declared they had reached a tentative deal, resolving…

Repubicans not satisfied with release of Benghazi emails

Repubicans not satisfied with release of Benghazi emails

The White House release of some 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year has failed to satisfy…

Sanford: A comeback kid and potential wild card

Sanford: A comeback kid and potential wild card

Fresh off a redemptive win in South Carolina’s special election, former Governor Mark Sanford‘s return to Congress will make him a prominent wild card in an already fractious Republican caucus.…

Republicans face problem turning Benghazi attack into a scandal

Republicans face problem turning Benghazi attack into a scandal

Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year’s fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to…

Obama’s role in immigration bill under review

Obama’s role in immigration bill under review

President Barack Obama’s prospects for a sweeping legislative victory this year now rest almost solely on the immigration overhaul working its way through Congress. But immigration’s tricky politics have created…

The unending list of failures who lead America today

The unending list of failures who lead America today

When the watchers and clockers comment nowadays on the circus in Washington, the measurement is not who, if anyone, is successful. Instead, performance depends on who is less of a…

Lots of talk about deficit reduction but little action

Liberals’ loud objections to White House proposals for slowing the growth of huge social programs make it clear that neither political party puts a high priority on reducing the deficit,…