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

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

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  • "Presidents are judged by history based on what they did in power," Mr. Norquist said in his statement. "But presidents can only enact laws when the Congress agrees. Thus a record forged by such compromise tells you what a president, limited by Congress, did rather than what he wanted to do."

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

  • "With (May's) defeat, it should be clear that it is time for new leadership in the Virginia House of Delegates," Norquist said in a statement last June.

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