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Call it a constitutional do-over. Two days after they took control of the House, Republicans on Friday had to clean up the mess left when two of their members failed to properly take the oath of office, even though they had been voting and conducting business as if they had.
The Republican Party has one last chance to save itself. This is the real meaning of this week's historic moment when former House Speaker and present Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi transferred the gavel to newly elected Speaker of the House John A. Boehner.
Congress's official scorekeeper said Thursday that the House Republicans' first major bill — repealing last year's health care law — would actually increase deficits by about $145 billion over 10 years.
Congress' official scorekeeper said Thursday that the House Republicans' first major bill, which would repeal last year's health care law, would increase deficits by $230 billion over 10 years - setting off a firestorm of criticism from Democrats who said the GOP is already walking away from its pledges of fiscal restraint.
Babes and bonhomie replaced bombast for a few minutes this week in Congress, striking dumb with delight the easily impressed folks who think that all it takes to solve the nation's problems is an infusion of civility, making nice and what used to be called good manners.
The new 112th Congress, politically reshaped and redirected by the voters, reopened for business this week to tackle some old and vexing issues. Republican Rep. John A. Boehner of Ohio, who rose from poverty to become the speaker of the House, is setting about to deliver on his party's campaign pledge to curb out-of-control spending, accelerate job creation, boost economic growth and repeal Obamacare.
A picture is worth a thousand words, sound bites, talking points.
The 112th Congress gaveled open Wednesday with Republicans taking control of the House and immediately rewriting the chamber's rules, making it easier to cut spending and taxes, harder to add new spending, and more open to voters who want to keep tabs on what lawmakers are doing.
New Year's Day in Washington dawned gray, wet and cold. It was a perfect day for sightseeing, and so my wife and I decided to sightsee. We went to Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, named, incidentally, after a British admiral, Edward Vernon, by George's older half-brother. Upon inheriting the mansion, George never saw any reason to change the name, despite the British army's many acts of rudeness to him. George was a big enough guy not to bear a grudge.