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Republicans pressure states for more anti-gay actions

Republicans pressure states for more anti-gay actions

A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia,…

Can the GOP find a way to actually govern?

Can the GOP find a way to actually govern?

The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years. That may be starting to change. A group of more pragmatic lawmakers…

Obama heads into enemy territory

Obama heads into enemy territory

President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional sell-the-speech tour…

Romney cites failures of leaders in both parties

Romney cites failures of leaders in both parties

Outlining his possible rationale for a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that political leaders in both parties are failing to address the nation’s most pressing problems —…

State of the Union? One does not exist

State of the Union?  One does not exist

As each year passes in the spectacle-driven drama called lackluster government of the United States, the annual State of the Union address features, at best, a failed President addressing a…

SOTU: Loading the House gallery with partisan guests

SOTU: Loading the House gallery with partisan guests

To see the other stars of the State of the Union Tuesday night, you had to look up — way up, to the visitors’ gallery circling the room above President…

Republicans stand fast on partisan response to SOTU

Republicans stand fast on partisan response to SOTU

  The new Republican Congress understands Americans’ suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama’s failed policies, the…

Republicans target Obama on immigration

Republicans target Obama on immigration

House Republicans are taking broad steps to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration policies and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as kids. Votes were set Wednesday on…

Trade: Place for a rare Obama-GOP alliance?

Trade: Place for a rare Obama-GOP alliance?

Trade pacts create odd politics. That’s why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the Democratic White House on so many…

Congress, Obama: Let the fights begin

Congress, Obama: Let the fights begin

Not wasting any time, new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama are setting course for showdowns over health care, a big oil pipeline, immigration policy and financing…

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