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Nevada Rep. Dean Heller said Tuesday he will run for the Senate seat held by fellow Republican John Ensign, who said last week he won't seek a third term in 2012.
Republicans are finding that the logistics of cutting spending becomes trickier as the fiscal year winds down and more money gets spent.
The Obama administration recently gutted conscience regulations for medical professionals. Issued by the Bush administration, they were intended to ensure, in part, that health workers would not have to help perform abortions if they objected to doing so. Unfortunately, even with the Bush rules in place, such moral objections were ignored.
A bipartisan chorus of mayors nationwide is crying foul over a House Republican proposal to slash funding for a popular grant program, warning that everything from job training and child nutrition to homeless shelters and senior care will be devastated.
Ah, the few, the proud. That would be the 65 Gridiron Club members who have finally drawn President Obama to their annual dinner Saturday night at the Renaissance Washington Hotel.
Republicans' plan to make $57 billion in deep spending cuts won more support than Democrats' $4.7 billion shallow cuts proposal in competing Senate votes Wednesday, though neither gained anywhere near enough support to pass.
Finally, the blatant nonsense espoused by President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will reduce debt has been exposed ("Unintended consequences," Web, Sunday).
America's population center is edging away from the Midwest, pulled by Hispanic growth in the Southwest, according to the latest census figures.
When the last-known surviving U.S. veteran of World War I died late last month, there was no shortage of praise or accolades for the 110-year-old doughboy, although one posthumous honor seems to have escaped him — lying in state at the U.S. Capitol.