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Washington approves college grants for illegal aliens

Washington approves college grants for illegal aliens

Washington state lawmakers have voted to make students brought to the United States illegally by their parents eligible for need-based college financial aid. Passage of the measure, which supporters have labeled the Dream Act after failed U.S. legislation of 2010, marks a victory for immigrant-rights advocates and a shift within the state Republican party, whose […]

The new politics of budget compromise in Washington

The new politics of budget compromise in Washington

The muted market reaction to this week’s budget deal in Washington may initially seem like a disappointment. After all, uncertainty over government spending, debt and taxes has consistently emerged in business sentiment surveys as the biggest single factor holding back corporate investment and damaging financial confidence. Why then did Wall Street celebrate this breakthrough with […]

What led both sides to start talking resolution, not hyperbole?

What led both sides to start talking resolution, not hyperbole?

After pointing fingers, calling each other names and saying “no” to any suggestion of negotiation,, President Barack Obama and Republicans in the House of Representatives said Thursday they are, finally, willing to talk and try to negotiate their way out of the political morass that covers Washington like a stinking sewer. Senate Democrats, after Majority […]

‘Throw the bums out!’ Americans dislke what they see in Washington

‘Throw the bums out!’ Americans dislke what they see in Washington

Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party, according to a new poll that suggests the possibility of a “throw the bums out” mentality in next year’s midterm elections. The AP-GfK poll finds few people approve of the way the president is handling most major issues and most people […]

The government shuts down but Capitol Hill Blue continues after 19 years on the Internet

The government shuts down but Capitol Hill Blue continues after 19 years on the Internet

Ironic that when the federal government went into shutdown mode in the wee hours of October 1, Capitol Hill Blue celebrated its 19th year on the World Wide Web — continuing as the oldest continually published political news  site on the Internet. This web site began its life early on the morning of October 1, […]

Obama tells supporters it is time to motivate citizen anger

Obama tells supporters it is time to motivate citizen anger

Embattled President Barack Obama, knowing his second-term agenda is in trouble, is trying to rally his supporters into a summertime show of support that he says he needs. “We’ve got to get folks activated and involved,” Obama said Monday at a White House rally of a non-profit group created to do nothing more than support […]

Republican chaos could help Obama

Republican chaos could help Obama

The great wall of GOP resistance, the Berlin wall of modern Washington politics, is already crumbling and threatening to the GOP takeover of the House and the gains in the Senate into just the sort of chaos that led to the Republican downfalls after the 1994 midterm elections. Besides multiple losses to President Barack Obama […]

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