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The Washington Times' political blog.
President Obama hosted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the White House Thursday morning in an unannounced visit that comes as the administration is preparing a major emergency spending request to cover damage from Hurricane Sandy.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg gave $10 million to finance an unusual bipartisan super PAC that spent nearly all its money in less than three weeks.
Bob Costas said Wednesday he stands by his anti-gun remarks during Sunday's night National Football League broadcast — but the NBC sportscaster insisted he doesn't want to repeal the 2nd Amendment and scrambled to distance himself from another commentator's remarks equating the National Rifle Association to the Ku Klux Klan.
Politicians can't agree on anything. News coverage is often shrill, faulty and alarming. Nevertheless, a healthy majority of Americans insist they understand the "fiscal cliff" and all its catastrophic glory.
Sen. Jim DeMint, a tea party favorite, ripped House Republican leaders for offering a budget framework that embraced new taxes, saying the GOP plan to raise $800 billion in new revenue would hurt the economy, kill jobs and not reduce the national debt by a penny.
Rep. Walter Jones, a rare moderate Republican, said he was "very disappointed" and "a little bit surprised" he was booted from a plum committee assignment after he repeatedly voted against House Speaker John A. Boehner's wishes.
Five years after his last failed effort to push his party to legalize illegal immigrants as part of a broad reform bill, former President George W. Bush made a renewed appeal Tuesday for the GOP to embrace immigration reform as an issue.
President Obama may have placed some limits on lobbyists serving in the White House, but he has had no problem continuing the timeworn Washington practice of doling out coveted diplomatic posts to big-money backers.
The same day Prince William and Kate Middleton made it official and confirmed that they are expecting a child, President Obama and first lady Michelle quickly sent their congratulations to the British royal couple on the future king or queen.
While negotiations with Congress on the "fiscal cliff" are going nowhere fast, President Obama enjoyed an unseasonably warm Sunday by playing golf with former President Bill Clinton, who no doubt can share his own stories of showdowns with Republican lawmakers.
Sen. Orrin Hatch labeled President Obama's proposal to avert the looming fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts "a classic bait and switch on the American people," saying Mr. Obama and others on the left have shown "an utter lack of leadership" to tackle reform to the country's entitlement programs the Utah Republican says must be part of a deal to work toward curing the nation's financial ills.
Taking the venue for his weekly address on the road, President Obama made a visceral appeal to the American people from the floor of a Pennsylvania factory he visited this week, imploring Congress to approve a plan to extend the Bush-era tax cuts on the first $250,000 of Americans' income.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli on Saturday dismissed calls by some for the Republican party to "rebrand" or remake itself in the wake of the 2012 elections and offered an olive branch to supporters of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who announced this week he does not plan to seek the GOP nomination for governor next year.
Economist Ben Stein said there is an underlying sense of anger behind the so-called "War on Christmas" and that he doesn't consider people who attack the holiday "well in the head."
While the White House and congressional Republicans appear nowhere close to a deal that would avoid the economic double whammy of the expiration of the Bush-era tax rates and deep spending cuts scheduled to begin at the start of next year, a Democratic senator said Saturday that the two parties should get a solution on the tax rate issue before Christmas.
An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
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