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On Tuesday night, the House and Senate Budget Committees reached a bipartisan budget deal. Congress hasn't passed a budget in five years, but this new deal is hardly good news.
Supporters of the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) claim they have momentum in Congress, but pesky facts still stand in their way: widespread public dislike for the scheme and massive opposition from the conservative community ("Backers of tax on Web sales renewing push," Web, Oct. 17).
Nearly a year after his defeat as part of the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is getting back into the public arena, stepping into the middle of the shutdown and debt fights and preparing to speak Friday to a powerful slice of the religious right.
Here's looking at you, Harry Reid. In the final days leading up to the expiration date for America's "temporary budget," the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that will fund all parts of the government at sequestration levels through Dec. 15. It just won't fund Obamacare.
Conservatives are sometimes their own worst enemy. A group of Capitol Hill aides who worked for Jim DeMint when he was a senator from South Carolina have set up a political action committee, the Senate Conservatives Fund, to cleanse Congress of whom they consider squishy Republicans. It's a worthwhile endeavor, except when the "squishes" turn out to be conservatives.
A fiery political battle was raging among House Republicans this week over a temporary budget bill to keep the government funded when the new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.
These were once internal family squabbles, dismissed as growing pains for a Republican Party in search of itself. Now they are public family squabbles under the careful scrutiny of major pollsters who ponder the ongoing "internal dissent" in the GOP, and its potential side effects.
Prominent tea party members are preparing for big wins in 2014 due to negative fallout from President Obama's signature health care reform.
Republican National Committee members failed to reach a compromise over rules changes pushed by the party’s grass-roots activists, defeating on a 28-25 vote a proposed amendment that would return more decision-making power to the state Republican parties.