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    Exclusive: Rand Paul throws weight behind immigration reform effort

    EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday waded deeper into an issue that has proved perilous to some of his GOP colleagues, throwing his political weight behind an establishment lobby effort to get Congress to reform the country's immigration system this year.

  • Grover Norquist, left, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks Monday, April 28, 2014 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., with Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. Norquist was appearing at news conferences Monday with Jones in Cape Girardeau and Springfield in support of an income tax cut passed by the Republican-led Legislature. (AP Photo/The Southeast Missourian, Fred Lynch)

    Norquist touts Missouri tax cut; schools concerned

    Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist traveled across Missouri in support of an income tax cut Monday as business and education groups stoked a long-smoldering battle over a tax cut promoted as an economic benefit and criticized as harmful to schools.

  • President Barack Obama speaks during the Easter Prayer Breakfast, Monday, April 14, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama's wish list from 2009 to now: 442 new taxes and fees

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  • ** FILE ** Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform. (Associated Press)

    Grover Norquist: We'll see some sort of immigration reform happen

    Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist predicted Tuesday that some sort of immigration reform will pass Congress, arguing that the United States' immigration policy separates America from China and the rest of the world in the modern economy.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2012, file photo anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Anti-tax champions are crowing after the recent budget battle on Capitol Hill. “Republicans have the high ground," says Norquist, author of a "no new taxes" pledge reviled by many in Washington. In the upcoming round of bipartisan talks, he said, Democrats will have little leverage to seek new revenues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

    Anti-tax Grover Norquist says yes to tax on marijuana

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  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says there's little comparison between this month's government shutdown and the shutdown of 1995-96. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: The grim aftermath of the shutdown

    Finger waggling and earnest talk: It's time for Republican soul-searching and a GOP gut check, say observers who found little nobility in the extended effort by some conservative Republican lawmakers to defund the Affordable Care Act at all costs. There's a price to pay, warns Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform, and it starts in 2014.

  • ** FILE ** Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform. (Associated Press)

    Grover Norquist: Sen. Ted Cruz owes GOP an apology

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  • Norquist

    Norquist endorses drive to defund Obamacare

    Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and a coalition of advocacy groups on Wednesday sent a letter to Republican congressional leaders asking them to join the campaign to defund Obamacare in the upcoming spending debate on Capitol Hill.

  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has upset some fellow Republicans by taking unpopular policy stances. (Associated Press)

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  • ** Former President Ronald Reagan. (Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library)

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  • Norquist

    Norquist gives Republicans a break on taxes

    Urging Republicans to gear up for a season of pitched fiscal battles, anti-tax guru Grover Norquist is diminishing the potential fallout of waging another drawn-out fight over raising the debt-ceiling.

  • **FILE** Americans for Tax Reform chief Grover Norquist. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    For conservatives, tax increase is in eye of beholder

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  • "The 'Fiscal Cliff'" (Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times)

    MORONEY: 'Fiscal cliff' negotiations are all about politics

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  • Republicans urged to call Democrats’ bluff

    Grover Norquist says Republicans will emerge victorious from the "fiscal cliff" fight if they put television cameras in the negotiating room and smoke out Democrats over their reluctance to cut entitlement programs — the biggest drivers of federal spending and the national debt.

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  • While Mr. Norquist was critical of the current president's policies and noted his declining popularity, he said Mr. Obama simply should not have been included in the survey at all.

    Obama trumps Reagan, academics say in survey →

  • "Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet Union without a war; Ronald Reagan turned the economy around; Ronald Reagan ended double-digit inflation ... he laid the groundwork for 20 years of prosperity," he said. "And the defeat of the Soviet Union is not an accomplishment that could be reversed."

    Obama trumps Reagan, academics say in survey →

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