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The incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Sunday promised a fight over the Obama administration's new approach on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
The GOP's top House investigator in the new Congress is putting the White House on notice that he's going to be aggressive in going after what he considers wasteful spending by the Obama administration.
Two early showdowns on spending and debt will signal whether the new Congress can find common ground despite its partisan divisions or whether it's destined for gridlock and brinkmanship that could threaten the nation's economic health.
Those death panels that the White House first promised were never a part of Obamacare and then promised had been removed from Obamacare are back in Obamacare, but the White House promises us it's nothing new. If this doesn't trouble you, I'll make a promise of my own: When your mother gets caught in the cross hairs, it will.
The Senate Select Committee on Ethics has dismissed a complaint alleging that outgoing Sen. Christopher J. Dodd obtained a cottage in Ireland at a low price as an improper gift from a businessman.
Liberal Democrats in Congress fought hard for open service by homosexual soldiers, persuading some Republican politicians that it was politically smart to catch up with a fast-moving culture. So now, when will the theoretically anti-war party in Congress use its constitutionally mandated war powers to legislate against President Obama's elective atrocity in Afghanistan? When will they speak out for bringing home from that corrupt hellhole all the troops, straight and homosexual, young men and women, lingering in harm's way for no discernible national purpose after routing the Taliban a decade ago?
Sometimes even The Washington Post, like that blind hog in search of an acorn, finds something beyond its usual diet of gloom, doom and unrelenting pessimism.
The year 2010 began with the earthquake heard round the world and ended with a political shake-up in Washington.
Matthew Bryza's supporters cheered this week when President Obama ignored Senate opposition and appointed the career diplomat to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Central Asian nation of Azerbaijan. They also accused two senators who had blocked his nomination of abusing their power.