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Ronald Reagan observed that a federal program is the nearest thing to eternal life on this Earth. With President Obama's budget forecasting nearly doubled expenditures by the year 2020, governmental red ink appears equally immortal. Next year, Congress should pilfer an idea from the Texas state legislature that would give wasteful departments the dignified burial they have long deserved.
I frankly didn't think President Obama had it in him. His recent clash with GOP leaders over the so-called Bush tax cuts was a masterstroke of political maneuvering. He was, of course, helped greatly with the approach taken by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican; Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican; and incoming House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who kicked away all the leverage gained with a November trouncing of the Democrats at the ballot box.
The tax deal has exposed major divisions within the Republican Party. It has triggered deep fissures in GOP ranks - especially among many potential candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
Staving off the largest tax increase in history, lawmakers Friday morning passed President Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans through the House after fending off a last-minute effort to increase the estate tax beyond what was proposed.
The nation's trial lawyer bar, one corner of corporate America firmly in the Democratic Party base, will soon be addressing a far less sympathetic jury on Capitol Hill.
The Senate voted Wednesday to begin debating a nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia in a test vote that signals the treaty — which would cut the number of nuclear weapons that the U.S. and Russia have deployed — has enough support to be ratified.
President Obama's first postelection effort to strike a deal with Republicans is on the line in the tax-cut debate, where he finds himself fighting House Democrats who say he conceded too much to the GOP on an estate-tax cut.
Virginia Republicans are eagerly eyeing a potential rematch between freshman Democratic Sen. Jim Webb and former GOP Sen. George Allen, who has posted strong numbers in early polls and has the backing of the party establishment in what could be one of the bellwether races of the 2012 cycle.
House Democratic Leader Steny H. Hoyer says that despite his party's massive losses in last month's congressional elections, history will prove the Democratic agenda is the correct path to lead the country out of its economic doldrums.