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  • **FILE** Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

    3 Republicans back health care alternative

    Three Senate Republicans on Monday proposed repealing the nation's controversial health care law in favor of a replacement that eliminates most of the government coverage mandates it imposed and offers tax breaks to help the lower-income obtain coverage.

  • Orrin Hatch's op-ed about fiscal responsibility gets real traction

    Two days after the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee published a guest op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, his editorial remained the most popular story on the periodical’s website.

  • Orrin Hatch blasts Mike Lee's strategy as filibuster begins

    Freshman Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee began an old-fashioned Senate filibuster Tuesday afternoon that could easily stretch into Wednesday. However, Orrin Hatch and other GOP Senate veterans voiced strong displeasure over the tactic.

  • **FILE** Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican (Associated Press)

    Senate votes to kill Obamacare-related tax

    The Senate on Thursday voted to repeal a sales tax on medical devices that is part of President Obama's health-care law, a rare bipartisan attempt to strip away a section of the controversial reforms.

  • **FILE** Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican (Associated Press)

    GOP lawmakers join legal fight against Obama contraception mandate

    Eleven Republican members of Congress are challenging the contraception insurance mandate in President Obama's health care law by formally backing Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma-based chain of crafts stores whose owners say they must choose between their Christian beliefs and insuring women's birth control and other preventative services.

  • ** FILE ** In this Feb. 14, 2012, file photo, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius speaks at HHS headquarters in Washington. Federal fraud busters invited the news media to visit their new $3.6 million command center and watch staffers explain how they'll jump on unfolding Medicare scams. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Medicare fraud busters unveil command center

    Medicare's war on fraud is going high-tech with the opening of a $3.6 million command center that features a giant screen and the latest computer and communications gear. That's raising expectations, as well as some misgivings.

  • **FILE** Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Dan Liljenquist talk before participating in a debate at KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City on June 15, 2012, eleven days before Utah's primary election. (Associated Press/The Deseret News)

    Sen. Hatch looking to avoid revolt within GOP

    Over the past two years, GOP primaries have ended the careers of several veteran Republican politicians who were backed by the party's establishment. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is seeking to avoid the same fate in his first primary challenge since winning office in 1976.

  • Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., shakes hands with a poll worker as he arrives to vote in the Democratic primary, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in New York. He faces State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who would be the first Dominican-American in Congress if he wins the primary and the November general election. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Utah's Sen. Hatch, N.Y.'s Rep. Rangel win primary challenges

    Two veteran congressmen, New York's Rep. Charles Rangel and Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch, headed to victory Tuesday after early returns showed them staving off primary challenges from younger rivals.

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch (center) is facing a re-election challenge from fellow Republicans state Rep. Chris Herrod (left) and former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist. All three participated in a debate April 4. Delegates at a weekend state convention will vote for the party's nominee. Mr. Hatch is seeking a seventh term and two recent polls of likely voters bolster his chances. (The Salt Lake Tribune via Associated Press)

    Hatch's re-election bid looking more secure

    As Utah Republicans prepare to nominate a Senate candidate this weekend, it appears that Sen. Orrin Hatch may have bucked the anti-incumbent trend.

  • Illustration: Tax trap by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    MILLER: America's high tax leadership

    The United States is now, officially, the worst place to do business in the developed world. On Sunday, Japan lowered its corporate tax rate in the hopes of luring business to its shores, handing the title of highest tax rate to the Land of the Free. The market reaction on Monday will tell whether money will begin flowing away from us and toward the more business-friendly Asian country.

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch

    GOP rebukes absent Obama

    As President Obama jetted off to another tropical locale Tuesday, some lawmakers accused him of abandoning Washington at a critical juncture in congressional negotiations to reduce deficits and keep the government running.

  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican

    Supercommittee deadline looms this week

    House and Senate committees must submit their deficit-slashing ideas to the supercommittee by the end of the week, giving the 12 members a little more than a month to consider them before the Thanksgiving deadline to agree on a deficit-reduction plan.

  • In this April 16, 2010, file photo Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, July 2, Mr. Hatch said he will vote against the confirmation of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    MILLER: Ending deficit sprawl

    Republicans responded swiftly to President Obama's suggestion Wednesday that increasing taxes on private planes would pull the nation out of its $14.3 trillion debt. As Mr. Obama spoke, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was firing back with a press conference advocating the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) as the only real solution to Washington's spending addiction.

  • Illustration: Planned Parenthood

    MILLER: Obama's abortion extortion

    President Obama is holding $4 billion in Medicaid funding hostage in an effort to force Indiana taxpayers to underwrite the biggest threat to unborn life: abortion. On June 1, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) disapproved Indiana's Medicaid State Plan over a new state law restricting taxpayer subsidies for abortion mills.

  • ** FILE ** This undated file photo, provided Nov. 17, 2010 by Goodman Media International Inc., shows Donald Berwick, installed last year by President Barack Obama as a recess appointment, bypassing the Senate. Unable to repeal Obama's health care law, 42 Republican senators asked Obama in a letter released on Thursday, March 3, 2011, to withdraw his nomination of Berwick as Medicare administrator. (AP Photo/Goodman Media International, Inc., File

    Senate Republicans push to oust Medicare chief

    Unable to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, Republicans are trying to oust the official quarterbacking the overhaul of the nation's medical system.

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