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  • Republicans, stimulus and finding a line

     
    by Mark Silva Will the real Republicans please stand up? We've reported here on Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida welcoming President Barack Obama to pitch the economic stimulus bill that all of the House's Republicans voted against. And we've reported......
  • Aaron Shock: 'Rising star,' 'hottest' too

     
    by Mark Silva The youngest at everything: Rep. Aaron Shock, the Peoria Republican who became the youngest member of the House of Representatives this year, gets the star treatment today on the Today Show. President Barack Obama calls him "a......
  • D.C. Voting rights: Capital has a dream

     
    by Mark Silva The great, and disenfranchised, capital of the United States of America is looking at a long-sought dream today: The right to vote. For a member of Congress, that is. They just cannot have tough control - everything,......
  • Obama's 'challenge,' GOP's complaint

     
    by Mark Silva Unemployment at a 25-year high. The stock market at a 12-year low. Mortgage foreclosures, bank failures and massive layoffs -- 2.6 million jobs lost in the last four months, more than 4 million lost since the start......
  • Pelosi jet use draws conservative fire again

     
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives with her husband Paul at Ciampino Airport, near Rome, Sunday Feb. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Lucai) by Frank James It didn't really work the first time they tried it but that's not......
  • House cracks down on AIG bonuses

     
    by James Oliphant Working furiously to respond to public outrage over Wall Street excess, the House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that seeks to recoup the lion's share of the $165 million in bonuses paid to executives of American......
  • Obama should mimic Lincoln on bonuses

     
    by Frank James How does a president stop a nation from cutting off its nose to spite its face? That is the challenge now facing President Barack Obama as he tries to keep the populist rage against Wall Street, in......
  • 'Seventeen' Socialists in the House?

     
    by Mark Silva Our friend and erstwhile colleague, Glenn Thrush at Politico, thinks he has a lead on that list of 17 "socialists'' whom Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus says are inhabiting the halls of Congress. But it gets worse: If......
  • Aaron Schock: Republican superstar

     
    by James Oliphant He is the Republican "Dream Date," a smooth-speaking, polished product of Peoria, as comfortable with Facebook as a face-to-face. John McCain's daughter gushed over him as the future of the party. Readers of the liberal Webzine...
  • Rahm Emanuel: 'No czars in White House'

     
    by Mark Silva Rahm Emanuel was "a big shot'' before President Barack Obama made him chief of staff - so notes the interviewer today. Emanuel, financially set after a stint on Wall Street, congressman from Illinois and architect of the......
  • N.Y. congressional test: Obama's win

     
    by Mark Silva, updated with RNC Chairman Michael Steele's statement, and with President Obama's statement at 6:45 pm EDT. In the quiet knolls of the upper Hudson River Valley where a nationally contested election played out, the contest for the......
  • GOP: '100 new nuclear power plants'

     
    by Mark Silva Americans made fun of the French when Paris wouldn't join Washington in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, but who's laughing now? France, with its investment in nuclear power. So says Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, invoking......