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  • Pete Stark, veteran Calif. congressman, defeated by 31-year-old

     
    Pete Stark, Fremont's 80-year-old dean of California's congressional delegation, has been defeated by a fellow Democrat, a 31-year-old city councilman from nearby Dublin, according to the Associated Press. Eric Swalwell's campaign against Stark, one of...
  • Bait and switch on Obamacare

    When is a tax not a tax? When President Obama says it isn't, or when the Supreme Court says it is? Obamacare was sold on several fraudulent lines. The president knows the country doesn't want to pay higher taxes, given the deplorable way their government...
  • Congressman Camp To Start Cancer Treatments

    Congressman Camp To Start Cancer Treatments
    An area congressman announced Saturday that he will begin undergoing cancer treatments. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, is one of the most powerful men in Washington. He just celebrated his 59th...
  • Missing Carl already

    To say U.S. Senator Carl Levin is as rumpled as an unmade bed is perhaps insulting to the bed but sartorial perfection has never been his calling. With reading glasses at the end of his nose and errant long hair swept across a balding head, you might be...
  • Who picks up the tab for the so-called 'free' lunch?

    Who picks up the tab for the so-called 'free' lunch?
    There's no such thing as a free lunch. You know the meaning of that saying: You don't get something for nothing. If you're promised something free, watch out, there are strings attached. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Not everybody...
  • Petraeus' affair doesn't meet textbook definition of 'scandal'

    Five years ago, when I covered David Petraeus' triumphant visit to Capitol Hill after he salvaged the war effort in Iraq, I likened the reception he received to that of conquering generals of Rome, who were feted with laurels, purple robes, trumpets and...
  • Republicans name doctor to chair House Ways and Means Committee

    Republicans name doctor to chair House Ways and Means Committee
    The new chairman for the state Ways and Means Committee is taking on big budget issues. Republican Rep. Tim Brown will now lead the group that shapes Indiana's budget. Although Indiana is considered a stand out when it comes to fiscal issues, there is...
  • The long odds on tax reform

    The long odds on tax reform
    WASHINGTON -- At this time of year, when most Americans have just filed their returns, exasperation with the income tax system reaches a peak. Hardly anyone denies it's a complex mess. In 2010, calculating their taxes cost Americans $168 billion,...
  • On Location: Mississippi bill aims to raise incentive caps

     
    Mississippi film production rebate incentive caps could rise with pending legislation that follows the success of "The Help," which filmed in Mississippi. The bill has passed the Mississippi House Ways and Means Committee....
  • Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

     
    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......
  • Government: How badly do Democrats want that payroll tax cut?

     
    House Republicans indicated last week that if the Obama administration wants to extend the payroll tax cut for another year, it would have to agree to approve or reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal within 60 days. As it turns out, that'...
  • Government: The wrong criticisms of the Senate's payroll tax bill

     
    This post has been updated, as indicated below. After The Times' editorial board blasted the House Republican majority for rejecting the Senate's bipartisan payroll-tax compromise, several readers argued that a) the Senate's two-month extension was bad...