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  • Republicans may seek to avert government shutdown

    Republicans may seek to avert government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- The prevailing wisdom on Capitol Hill on Monday was that the federal government is headed toward at least a brief shutdown at midnight, given the impasse over how, if at all, President Obama’s new healthcare law should figure into...
  • Letter: Republicans should stand together

    The 1975 movie, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” starring Jack Nicholson, contains a moral that weak-kneed Republicans like Carl Rove and John McCain could learn from. In the movie, after learning that many mental-ward patients can...
  • Shutdown or no shutdown, Ted Cruz wins

    Shutdown or no shutdown, Ted Cruz wins
    Whether or not the government shuts down tonight, there will be one big political winner: Ted Cruz. The freshman Texas senator has become the face and voice of the Republicans in their showdown with Democrats and the White House over funding the...
  • Democrats have advantage, also vulnerabilities, in shutdown fight

    Democrats have advantage, also vulnerabilities, in shutdown fight
    WASHINGTON – If government agencies begin to shut down Tuesday morning, both sides in the political battle will be carefully parsing poll results, looking to see how upset the public gets and, importantly, who is getting blamed. Polls so far...
  • Sen. Cruz Has No Respect For Democracy

    Sen. Ted Cruz is a true GOP dilemma. And he's not going away anytime soon. Cruz zealously poked his own party while shaping his image as a politician able to jabber almost nonstop for 21 hours while accomplishing nothing of congressional value. That's...
  • The quiet man speaks up

    It was unheard of. Mainly because it hadn't been heard before: the sound of John Boozman shouting. The junior senator from Arkansas must be the most soft-spoken member of the U.S. Senate. A big man with a tender manner, a teddy bear inside a grizzly, he...
  • Letters: Ted Cruz scrambles 'Green Eggs'

    Re "Dr. Seuss goes to Washington," Opinion, Sept. 27 As a librarian I find it ironic that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would choose to read Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" in his faux filibuster against Obamacare. The lesson of the book is that one has to be...
  • House GOP's new strategy: Reopen popular parts of government

    House GOP's new strategy: Reopen popular parts of government
    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans emerged with a new strategy to reopen the most popular parts of government that have been shut down by the standoff in Congress, starting with votes Tuesday to fund veterans services and possibly the national parks. The...
  • Robert B. Reich: Washington bullies

    As a child I was bullied by bigger boys who threatened to beat me up if I didn't give them what they wanted. But every time I gave in to their demands, their subsequent demands grew larger. First they wanted the change in my pocket. Next it was the...
  • Pack of lies: How the GOP's phony 'court packing' accusation could backfire

     
    Will it work? Republican critics are accusing President Barack Obama of "court packing" for his effort to fill three vacancies on the 11-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a panel widely considered to be the......
  • Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war

    Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war
    There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example. The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
  • House Democrats reject GOP plan to reopen some parts of government

    House Democrats reject GOP plan to reopen some parts of government
    WASHINGTON – The latest proposal from House Republicans to reopen only certain parts of government failed Tuesday night as Democrats insisted they would not pick winners and losers among federal services, and the White House threatened a veto. The...