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  • "I think it's evident they didn't have a [jobs] plan," said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, (right, with Rep. Robert E. Andrews, New Jersey Democrat) about Republicans. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Republicans say regulations, taxes stifle new jobs

    Before the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans promised an intense focus on creating and preserving American jobs. But spending and program cuts instead have dominated their agenda since taking control of the House in January — so much so that Democrats now accuse the GOP of reneging on a key campaign pledge.

  • Frank Buckles, who was the last-known surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, shakes hands with Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV on Capitol Hill on Dec. 3, 2009. Mr. Buckles was 108 years old at the time. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers deny last doughboy honor of lying in state at Capitol

    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.

  • Of her party's proposed $60 billion in budget cuts, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said, "We can't stop there." (Associated Press)

    Boehner feeling heat from tea party

    House Speaker John A. Boehner and the GOP's uneasy partnership with the tea party seems to be fraying at the edges.

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks to reporters after a Democratic policy luncheon on Tuesday in Washington. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a two-week continuing resolution passed Tuesday by the House. (Associated Press)

    House's 2-week stopgap bill cuts $4 billion

    Congress cleared the path Tuesday to avert an end-of-the-week government shutdown as Democrats and Republicans rallied around the GOP's two-week funding bill that cuts $4 billion from 2010 spending levels.

  • **FILE** House Speaker John A. Boehner (Associated Press)

    Boehner rips bid to regulate Internet

    House Speaker John A. Boehner lashed out against efforts to regulate Internet traffic before an audience of evangelical Christian media leaders and pointedly responded to President Obama by comparing the challenge of the burgeoning national debt to the Sputnik-era space race.

  • Political Scene

    House Speaker John A. Boehner, speaking to a convention of religious broadcasters Sunday, said he supports "reasonable spending cuts," not shutting down the federal government.

  • Illustration: Impeachable offense by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: Obama to God and America: You're Wrong About Marriage

    It's a good thing Barack Obama is not in charge of defending the law of gravity, or we'd all be floating up to an airless death. Allow me to take off the gloves. As one who helped draft the first version of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I regard Mr. Obama's order to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to abandon DOMA's legal defense as lawless, reckless, arrogant and a violation of his oath of office. I think it is an impeachable offense.

  • Former Sen. Judd Gregg said, "the House is much closer to the intensity of feeling in the American public on ... spending and deficit and debt than the Senate is." (Associated Press)

    Hill leaders are contrast in spending styles

    With the federal government sinking deeper into red ink and a government shutdown looming, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has proposed pushing back the deadline for spending cuts and instead have the Senate take up an unrelated bill to revamp U.S. patent law — a measure that has nothing to do with the raging fiscal battle.

  • Political Scene

    Protesters arrested outside Boehner's office

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