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The Swampby Frank James In the Senate, it nowadays apparently takes a self-appointed, biparitsan "gang" of senators to get past the partisan gridlock. For instance, there was the Gang of 14 group of senators who helped the Senate get beyond an......
Tags: Ben Nelson, State Budgets, Crimes, Politics, Natural Resources
The Swampby Frank James Arne Duncan's confirmation hearing to be the incoming Obama Administration's Education Secretary could have easily been confused for a lovefest. Or the peaceable kingdom with the lion laying down with the lamb. Because the atmosphere was...
The Swampby Mark Silva $900 billion and climbing. The economic stimulus package has clocked in with a new price tag in the Senate - more than $900 billion - with the addition of tax breaks for car-buyers and medical research. It......
The Swampby Peter Nicholas President Barack Obama has abruptly changed tactics in his bid to revive the economy, setting aside his bipartisan stance and pointedly blaming Republicans for demanding what he cast as discredited "piecemeal measures." Obama's...
Spin CycleAn addendum to set the record straight on some of our recent blogging on the subject of Chuck Schumer: 1. Last week, you may recall, Obama went off on Wall Street after a report from NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli......
Tags: Barack Obama, Homes, Credit and Debt, State Budgets, Upper House
The Swampby Mark Silva Debt and taxes. That's what Americans stand to get from the health-care reform that Democrars are pressing, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson says in his party's weekly address. "Americans have been calling us and e-mailing us,'' the senator......
The Swampby Mike Memoli The crowded field of candidates hoping to be Georgia's next governor will likely be narrowed down to a final four tonight, when votes are counted in the state's primary election. Both Republicans and Democrats expect that no......
The Swampby Mark Silva The 2010 Census-takers won't be riding into town on Clydesdales, but the Census will take its place alongside the king of American beers on Super Bowl Sunday. In Super Bowl ads. The U.S. Census Bureau is paying......
WASHINGTON -- The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try. In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed directly...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other...
Money & CompanyKey U.S. financial regulators have agreed to require a minimum 20% down payment on home mortgages that would be exempt from so-called risk-retention standards for banks, according to two reports Tuesday. The upshot is that home buyers with less than......
Culture MonsterTen Republican senators have written to National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman, expressing concern that the Obama administration may have violated federal law by trying to use the agency for political purposes -- something the White...
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