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Many are speculating just how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, will govern in a new era with far fewer Democrats and, most likely, a lost majority.
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, in a battle for a Senate seat in Illinois, reasserted his commitment Sunday to advancing progressive politics in Washington if elected while trying to distance himself from those same policies, which President Obama has used with limited success in his first two years.
Democrat Alex Giannoulias, in a battle for a Senate seat in Illinois, reasserted his commitment Sunday to advance progressive politics in Washington if elected while trying to distance himself from those same policies, which President Obama has used with limited success in his first two years.
Environmental red tape has at times ensnared the U.S. Border Patrol's efforts to gain control of parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a draft government report that found agents sometimes take a back seat to protecting endangered species in the Southwest's national parks and forests.
As if voters don't have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits.
The U.S. is unintentionally aiding the Taliban and may be endangering coalition troops by relying on poorly monitored private security guards often provided by Afghan warlords, according to a Senate report. Military officials warn, however, that ending the practice of hiring local guards could worsen the security situation.
On Sept. 28, Senate Republicans, joined by four Democrats, blocked tax legislation that would have punished U.S. firms that export jobs. Even if the proponents of the failed bill are correct in asserting that the current environment encourages U.S. companies to send jobs abroad, the result would be small potatoes compared to the havoc the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to wreak on the U.S. economy beginning in January unless Congress takes action to stop it.
Campaigning for Democrats in a string of blue states, President Obama is warning his party's rank-and-file of the dangers of "sulking and sitting back."
Republican Trey Gowdy has lots to say about Washington politics in his campaign for a congressional seat in South Carolina — and much of it isn't too flattering.