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Jewish Lawmakers See End-of-Year Split on Priorities
For Jewish and pro-Israel groups, the congressional year is ending with an odd reversal: the prospect, however fragile, of bipartisan comity on budget issues coupled with a rare partisan disagreement on Middle Eastern policy.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Robert Heniff Hinsdale business owner weighs in on Obamacare
You cannot listen to your radio, watch the news, or open an online news site without being bombarded with alerts about Obamacare.
Bipartisan Budget Clears 60-Vote Senate Hurdle
Remember how Republicans used to laugh and laugh about how Patty Murray was the dumbest senator in DC? Well, you wouldn't know it from the accolades she's been getting for pulling off the near impossible: A bipartisan budget deal.
Daily Press & Argus
Art of compromise returns to D.C.
The intensely polar, partisan nature of modern American politics has produced a lot of side effects, few of them positive.
Sunshine State News
Alex Sink, GOP Candidates Battle for Position in Pinellas County Special Election
Republicans and Democrats alike are trying to get the attention of Pinellas County voters before politics gets moved to the backburner for the holidays.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Matt Welch on the Death of Obama's "Noble Lie"
Back in 2009, to accuse President Barack Obama of lying about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was to crawl onto a pretty lonely branch.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
The Daily Times
Md. Congressman Harris opposes budget deal
Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland was among 62 Republicans who voted against a two-year budget deal Thursday evening.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Thai government calls for investigation into bogus FARA -...
THAI GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO BOGUS FARA: The government of Thailand is calling for an investigation into what appears to be a fake Foreign Agents Registration Act disclosure form.
The Iran Sanctions Game
The Iran Sanctions Game by Stephen Lendman Iran threatens no one. It's nuclear program is peaceful.
The Times of Israel
US House leaders fail to reach consensus on Iran
The Republican and Democratic leadership in the US House of Representatives failed to agree on a resolution that would have recommended parameters for the Iran talks.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
32 Dems refuse to swallow budget
House Democrats have repeatedly been the go-to source of last-minute votes when Republicans needed to muscle a must-pass bill through the chamber they control.
The Daily News Journal
House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press...
House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference today in Washington.
Menendez Demands to Know 'Endgame' for Future Iran Deals
Sen. Robert Menendez isn't going to let the Obama administration forget that Congress knows better when it comes to pressuring Iran.
The Washington Post
More Iran sanctions on the way?
The difference between being in the minority and being in the majority is stark at times.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Some Democrats Holding Out for Unemployment Benefits
Senior House Democrats are warning that they could withhold pivotal votes Thursday on the emerging budget agreement if Republican leaders don't agree to put a three-month extension of unemployment insurance into the package.
House passes pediatric research bill, Cantor priority
The House on Wednesday approved legislation that would boost funding for research into pediatric diseases, a bill that was made a priority in recent weeks by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor .
No Extremists Here
Democrats make a lot of silly statements. The trick isn't finding a pronouncement by a liberal politician which - in a way nearly unique to politics - simultaneously brings a grimace, a giggle, and a groan, but figuring out whether the speaker is an outright liar or just living in a liberal echo chamber reminiscent of Pauline Kael .
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Ryan says budget negotiators close to deal
Rep. Paul Ryan, the top Republican involved in budget talks, told reporters Tuesday that negotiators were closing in on a deal with a Friday deadline for doing so fast approaching.
The Huffington Post
Did Pro-Diplomacy Backlash Stop Steny Hoyer From Nixing Obama's Deal to Prevent War With Iran?
A New York Times editorial on December 9 warned that while "either side could undermine the November interim agreement, and with it the best chance in 30 years for a genuine thaw in Iranian-American relations, the more serious threat seems to be on the American side."
The Washington Post
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Investors Watch Budget Talks, Fed
U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose to a record, as investors watched budget negotiations in Washington and weighed the timing of any cuts to Federal Reserve stimulus.