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U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-2nd District, spoke to The Courant's editorial board on Jan. 26. The following are edited excerpts from the talk. On congressional earmarks Should Congress get rid of earmarks (the process by which Congress members' favorite...
Tags: Thames River, U.S. Army, Defense, Roy Blunt, Transportation
The Swampby Amanda Erickson Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) leads locally. The freshman lawmaker has focused on district issues since he arrived in Washington after defeating his rival by only 2 percent. But he's also been noticed by his superiors. Roskam was......
Tags: Eric Cantor, Political Candidates, Laws, Barack Obama, Elections
The Swampby Jill Zuckman FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.--Even as Sen. John McCain aggressively presses toward next week's finish line, nervous Republicans say they are worried that he could face a rout at the hands of Barack Obama, losing a cascade of classic red......
Tags: Bill Frist, Alaska, North Carolina, Iowa, Parliament
Spin CycleOut to prove that Congressional Democrats in the Age of Obama will display the same ethical decreptitude that stalwarts like Tom DeLay brought to the table, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has apparently decided she doesn't need to hear from......
Spin CycleIn the wake of Tom Daschle's withdrawal because of tax problems, Republicans in the House are pushing for a vote on whether Rep. Charles Rangel should step down from the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee while the......
The Hartford CourantHe sits on a wicker chair in a small, messy studio apartment. The Venetian blinds rattle and the smell of Mexican spices from the restaurant across the street flavors the air. This is Rob Simmons' home for one more day. Simmons still looks like a...
South Florida Sun-SentinelIt was 1976, and the Republican National Convention had just voted for four more years -- of Gerald Ford. Surely many conservatives there could foresee that Ford would not beat Jimmy Carter, setting the stage for the latter's one term of misery indexes...
Times Staff WriterTRACY — Growing up on the family ranch here, Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy) says, he learned that "you have to work till you're done. There's nobody else to pick up the slack." It's a lesson he carried from the fields of the northern San Joaquin...
Tags: Aquaculture, Massachusetts, Agriculture, Tracy, Land Resources
IF THE WHITE HOUSE IS finally serious about a comprehensive plan to fix the nation's immigration system, and there are signs that it is, then President Bush needs to get serious about working with Democrats -- and standing up to the more unreasonable...
Tags: White House, Colorado, Immigration, George W. Bush, Crimes
The Swampby Naftali Bendavid Any number of analysts have rushed recently to proclaim the virtual end of the Republican Party. Or at a minimum, many years in the wilderness. "Republicans face crisis," declared the Washington Post recently. A current article in........
Sun StaffEmergency legislation allowing foreign workers to return to jobs at crab-picking houses on Maryland's Eastern Shore cleared its last major hurdle yesterday as the House of Representatives easily approved the measure, which supporters slipped into an...
Jan 29, 2006 |Story| Hartford Courant
Jul 23, 2008 |Blog| Newsday
Aug 3, 2008 |Blog| Chicago Tribune
Oct 29, 2008 |Blog| Chicago Tribune
Dec 3, 2008 |Blog| Newsday
Feb 5, 2009 |Blog| Newsday
Dec 11, 2006 |Story| Hartford Courant
May 12, 2009 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Feb 14, 2006 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 27, 2006 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jul 23, 2008 |Blog| Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2005 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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