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Facing a rebellion among their conservative members, House Republicans had to turn to Democrats on Tuesday to pass a short-term spending bill that will delay a government shutdown by three weeks.
Potential presidential candidate Newt Gingrich quietly lined up $150,000 to help defeat Iowa justices who threw out a ban on same-sex marriage, routing the money to conservative groups through an aide's political committee.
Getting a law passed in Congress is a very difficult thing to do because our Founding Fathers designed it that way, fearing that bad legislation would rob the people of their rights and freedoms.
The Obama administration is under growing pressure from both parties on Capitol Hill to wrap up work on a package of long-delayed, Bush-era trade pacts, with lawmakers saying the United States continues to lose market share to China, Canada and others without the deals.
Republicans are finding that the logistics of cutting spending becomes trickier as the fiscal year winds down and more money gets spent.
Amid concerns that rising gas prices could derail the economic recovery, Democrats are calling on President Obama to tap the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
The Maryland General Assembly effectively killed a same-sex marriage bill Friday when House leaders, unsure whether they had enough support to pass a final vote, returned the legislation to the chamber's Judiciary Committee.
Tea Party conservatives like Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul are often vilified as lunatics, conspiracy theorists, ignoramuses and worse. In "The Tea Party Goes to Washington," Mr. Paul - with the help of columnist and radio host Jack Hunter - counters this hateful caricature with a book that is fact-filled, economically literate and frequently charming.
Wisconsin Democrat Bob Jauch recently said Republicans "chose to ram this bill [revising public employees' bargaining power] through. ..." ("Wisconsin Senate OKs anti-union measure," Politics, Thursday). Yet, when the Democrats in Congress did this, Republicans didn't flee Capitol Hill.