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  • ** FILE ** Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and the Senate GOP leadership answer questions following a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is at right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sen. John Barrasso: White House 'cooking the books' on Obamacare

    Sen. John Barrasso has accused the Obama administration — which just claimed more than 6 million Americans have enrolled in Obamacare — of spinning the numbers on the federal health care overhaul and "cooking the books."

  • ** FILE ** Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and the Senate GOP leadership answer questions following a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is at right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sen. Barrasso: 'Nothing flies, nothing shoots, nothing works' in Ukrainian military

    Sen. John Barrasso said Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told him over the weekend that the country is in desperate need of international assistance and is wielding a decimated, virtually nonexistent military as Crimean voters overwhelmingly chose to secede from the country and align with Russia.

  • Correction: Enzi Interview story

    In a story Feb. 19 about an interview with Sen. Mike Enzi that covered his views on addressing the national debt, The Associated Press reported erroneously a vote by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., on an increase in the debt limit. Barrasso voted against the measure, not for it.

  • Saratoga saw mill owner backs Barrasso bill

    An owner of the reopened saw mill in Saratoga is backing Sen. John Barrasso's proposal to more than double the amount of logging on U.S. Forest Service land.

  • Barrasso bill aims to more than double logging

    Sen. John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill to more than double the amount of logging on U.S. Forest Service land.

  • GOP still trying to take apart ‘Obamacare’

    President Obama's health care law passed Congress three years ago and remains almost entirely intact, but Republicans say they are still gathering support to dismantle it, betting that the overhaul will lose its political heft as Americans feel the brunt of its taxes and regulations.

  • Sequestration becomes partisan game of political chicken on the Hill

    Top congressional Republicans on Sunday predicted that deep, across-the-board spending cuts will take effect March 1, dismissing a Democratic proposal to avert them as dead on arrival and setting the stage for a high-stakes political game of chicken — just as Congress' weeklong recess gets under way.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Barrasso bill to freeze 2012 NLRB decisions

    Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso brought forth a bill Wednesday to freeze or moot almost all National Labor Relations Board decisions from the past year.

  • ** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada gestures as he discusses the Nov. 6 election results during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Gun control not as locked and loaded as White House thinks

    As the White House gears up to take its gun control plans on a public relations tour, at least one senator is out selling a different message: Don't worry. The Second Amendment will stay intact.

  • Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Barrasso: 'Monumental failure of presidential leadership'

    Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday that President Obama is "outsourcing" negotiations to avert the "fiscal cliff" — the automatic spending cuts and tax increases that will take effect in 2013 unless Republicans and Democrats can reach a deal.

  • Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, following a closed-door briefing on the investigation into the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Pessimism grows as ‘fiscal cliff’ nears

    There was more finger-pointing and jostling Sunday over how to avoid the "fiscal cliff," but there was also a growing sense of pessimism over whether a deal can be reached before the year-end deadline.

  • Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, following a closed-door briefing on the investigation into the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Barrasso: Obama sees political gain in going over 'fiscal cliff'

    Sen. John Barrasso predicted Sunday there will be no "fiscal cliff" deal, in part because President Obama sees political gain in blaming the aftermath on Republicans.

  • President Obama announces his nomination of John E. Bryson (right) to be the next secretary of commerce on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. At left is current Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who has been appointed U.S. ambassador to China. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    EDITORIAL: John Bryson, job destroyer

    President Obama's pick to replace Gary F. Locke as commerce secretary faces an uphill Senate confirmation battle. Even before the White House handed in the name of John Bryson for the job, Senate Republicans had vowed to block any nominee over administration foot-dragging on free-trade agreements. The selection of this particular leftist for a business-outreach post is rallying the opposition. "I find Mr Bryson unacceptable as secretary of commerce for the United States, and I will work in opposition to his conformation," said Sen. John Barrasso, vice chairman of the Republican Conference, to The Washington Times.

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Firefighters watch over a backfire they set Tuesday on a hillside off Grimes Canyon in Fillmore, Calif. The Senate has rejected a $500 million fund for "wildland fire mitigation" in the nation's capital.

    Senate rejects wildfire funds for D.C. parks

    The Senate this week told the Obama administration to stop spending stimulus bill wildland firefighting money on urban parks in the nation's capital.

  • Wyoming governor names Republican to Senate seat

    It's not often a Democrat gets to pick his next Republican opponent, but that may have been what Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal did yesterday.

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