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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by S.A. Miller

Impeached judge Samuel B. Kent tenders his resignation

When imprisoned U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent handed a one-sentence resignation letter to Senate officials who were delivering a summons for his impeachment trial Thursday, it likely brought an end to the rare congressional proceeding to remove him from office. Published June 27, 2009

Conyers backs off probe of ACORN

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate purported wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying "powers that be" put the kibosh on the idea. Published June 26, 2009

Conyers abandons plan to probe ACORN

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying "powers that be" put the kibosh on the idea. Published June 25, 2009

Democrats trade Gore for Obama

With House Democrats rushing to a vote on their global warming bill this week, President Obama ratcheted up the pressure, calling the vote of paramount importance and demanding support from wavering Republicans and Democrats. Published June 25, 2009

Social conservatives fall from moral high ground

Social conservatives, the once-powerful force that focused the GOP agenda on moral virtue and family values, have suffered politically as a stream of their icons have fallen prey to the vices they once preached against. Published June 25, 2009

Metro braces for crash lawsuits

Metro officials are bracing for tens of millions of dollars in lawsuits likely to be filed against the cash-strapped transit system by those injured in Monday's crash and the families of the deceased. Published June 24, 2009

House impeaches Texas judge

In a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives decided Friday to impeach disgraced U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent, a dubious distinction the imprisoned Texas jurist shares with just 13 other federal judges in American history. Published June 20, 2009

Schwarzenegger's deficit plan hit

Counties and cities across California are protesting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to raid their property- and gas-tax funds to help plug a $24 billion budget hole that threatens to bankrupt the state within weeks. Published June 17, 2009

Landmark tobacco bill passes Senate

The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday that for the first time would bring down the full force of the government's regulatory hammer on the tobacco industry. Published June 12, 2009

Senate passes landmark tobacco bill

The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday that for the first time would bring down the full force of the government's regulatory hammer on the tobacco industry. Published June 11, 2009

Tobacco-control bill clears hurdle

The Senate easily overcame a final legislative hurdle Wednesday to a bill that for the first time would give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. Published June 11, 2009

Gun controllers say rampage aids cause

Gun-control advocates seized on the Holocaust Museum shooting Wednesday to call on Congress to reverse its drift toward loosening firearms restriction. Published June 11, 2009

Poll: 45% oppose stimulus spending

Nearly half of Americans say in a new survey that the government should stop spending the remainder of the Obama administration's $787 billion economic stimulus package, and doubt that the spending will create new jobs. Published June 11, 2009

Senate set to pass landmark tobacco bill

The Senate easily overcame a last legislative hurdle Wednesday to a bill that for the first time would give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. Published June 10, 2009

Poll: More favor halting stimulus spending

Nearly half of Americans say the government should stop spending the remainder of the Obama administration's $787 billion economic stimulus program and doubt that the spending will create new jobs, according to a new poll. Published June 10, 2009

D.C. voting rights bid put on hold

The District's long quest for a voting member in the U.S. House of Representatives ended in disappointment Tuesday as House Democrats said they put the bill on hold indefinitely. Published June 10, 2009