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  • **FILE** Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican (Associated Press)

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  • Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican and chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, says President Obama must be ousted in the next election because of government overreach, such as in higher education. (J.M. Eddins/The Washington Times)

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  • **FILE** Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican (Associated Press)

    Kline slams availability of Plan B pill at Shippensburg University

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  • Democratic Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey opposed a bill that would overturn several NLRB rulings, but it passed a House committee 23-16. (Associated Press)

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  • **FILE** Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican (Associated Press)

    GOP claims NLRB favors unions, hurts economy

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  • House Speaker John A. Boehner (right) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. (Associated Press)

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  • Schools bill advances over Democrats' objections

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  • Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, is chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (Associated Press)

    Key GOP lawmaker slams administration labor plan

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  • From left, Janet Barresi, Oklahoma superintendent of public instruction; Gary Amoroso, Lakeville, Minn., schools superintendent; Yohance Maqubela, CFO of Howard University Middle School of Math and Science; and Terry Grier, superintendent of Houston Independent School District, testify Thursday before a House panel on education reform. Mr. Grier said that lawmakers must find a "careful blend of accountability with flexibility" in those reforms. (Associated Press)

    Educators urge reduced federal role in schools

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  • "When it came to the office whose responsibility is to find the crooks who are stealing from union members, [Democrats] found a way to impose a 4 percent cut in that office," said Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, whose bid to restore OLMS funding to its 2007 level failed. "And what a shame that is."

    Union watchdog agency has budget cut →

  • 'CONCERNED': Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, says he is worried about not having enough troops in Afghanistan to "provide defensive protection."

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