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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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**FILE** Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (right) introduces and congratulates Sen.-elect Scott P. Brown, Massachusetts Republican, at his Boston victory party on Jan. 19, 2010, after he won the seat vacated by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. (Associated Press)

Mitt Rommey to endorse Scott Brown

Mitt Romney is trying to extend his winning streak as GOP kingmaker to New Hampshire, where he is endorsing Scott Brown in that key U.S. Senate race. Published June 24, 2014

President Barack Obama walks off stage after speaking at the White House Summit on Working Families, Monday, June 23, 2014, in Washington. Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies, part of a broader effort to convince employers that providing more flexibility is good for business as well as workers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama's Iraq ratings plummet

A growing majority of Americans disapprove of President Obama's handling of Iraq, revealed a pair of new polls. Published June 24, 2014

** FILE ** Paul Wolfowitz

Paul Wolfowitz: Obama lacks 'seriousness' in Iraq

The Obama administration lacks an air of "seriousness" in its policy in Iraq and across the Middle East that thwarts U.S. efforts to confront the growing al Qaeda threat, former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Tuesday. Published June 24, 2014

**FILE** Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, speaks during a health-care-reform town-hall meeting in Waldorf, Md., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

House Democrats join fight to save Export-Import Bank

House Democrats suddenly find themselves allied with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, launching an aggressive campaign Tuesday to save the Export-Import Bank from conservative lawmakers who want to close it. Published June 24, 2014

Former Republican National Committee chief Michael S. Steele (Associated Press) **FILE**

Michael Steele blasts GOP for not helping border children

Michael S. Steele, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, chided his party Monday to "stop playing political football" with the thousands of illegal immigrant children flooding across the border. Published June 23, 2014

President Obama wipes his face as he speaks about climate change at Georgetown University in Washington on June 25, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Supreme Court hits Obama's global warming agenda

The Supreme Court on Monday rolled back part of the Obama administration effort to force power plants and factories to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Published June 23, 2014

FILE - In this Tuesday June 17, 2014 file photo President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall in New York. President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the community to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans. Obama during his first year in office became the first chief executive to say “transgender” in a speech, the first to name transgender political appointees and the first to prohibit job bias against transgender government workers. He also signed hate crime legislation that represented the first federal civil rights protections for transgender people in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

U.S. won't 'reoccupy' Iraq, Obama insists

The Islamic extremist militants gaining strength in Iraq could threaten the United States someday, but that's not enough of a reason to U.S. troops to "reoccupy" the country, President Obama said in an interview aired Monday. Published June 23, 2014

Ernesto Fiscal, foreground, and other illegal immigrants, who were deported to Mexico gather near the Nogales Port of Entry in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, Wednesday, July 28, 2010. A report out Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, said illegal immigration into the United States has reduced drastically. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Obama administration nixes plans to house immigrant children at Va. site

The Obama administration Friday abandoned plans to use a defunct college in rural Virginia town as housing for some of the illegal immigrant children flooding across the border, bowing to fierce local opposition as the government struggles to find sites to put the thousands of unaccompanied children. Published June 20, 2014

Lawrenceville, Va. residents listen during a presentation by federal officials involved in the placement of immigrant children at St Paul's College Thursday. The program is on hold pending comments from residents. (Associated Press)

Residents decry plan to move immigrant children to defunct college in Virginia

More than 1,000 people crowded into a high school auditorium Thursday in this hardscrabble rural Virginia town to confront Obama administration officials with fierce opposition to plans to turn a defunct college here into housing for some of the illegal-immigrant children flooding across the border. Published June 19, 2014

Rep. Raul Labrador, Idaho Republican, a long shot to become the next house majority leader, said Republicans that run the chamber gives staff in leadership offices more influence than it gives to regular lawmakers. He contrasted it with his time serving in the Idaho state legislature, where he said every lawmaker had influence, something he'd like to see in the House. (Associated Press)

Long-shot Raul Labrador shakes up majority leader race

Win or lose, Rep. Raul Labrador's long-shot bid to become House majority leader has exposed a desire among rank-and-file Republican lawmakers for more input — and more fealty to conservative positions — as GOP leaders set their priorities on Capitol Hill. Published June 18, 2014