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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].

Articles by S.A. Miller

Obama's cap, trade irk some in party

Senate Democrats are breaking with President Obama over his plan for sweeping new climate-change laws that he says will rake in billions of dollars to help offset massive budget deficits. Published March 2, 2009

McCain: Iraq withdrawal 'reasonable'

Sen. John McCain, who made criticism of Barack Obama's war judgment a cornerstone of the presidential race, on Friday threw his support behind President Obama's plan for a dramatic drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq by August 2010. Published February 27, 2009

Dems' spending bill guts Bush policies

Democrats, freed from former President George W. Bush's veto threats, are eviscerating that administration's programs with funding cuts and policy changes in the spending bill that the House passed Wednesday. Published February 26, 2009

Burris ignores calls to quit

Sen. Roland W. Burris told top Senate Democrats on Tuesday that he will not resign, despite a growing chorus of calls for him to quit as he faces an ethics committee probe. Published February 25, 2009

Another massive spending bill on the agenda

After a week off taking a victory lap for passing an economic stimulus, Congress' Democratic leaders return to Washington on Monday for a second race against the clock to pass another massive spending package. Published February 23, 2009

Burris perjury probe vexes Democrats

As if enough hasn't already gone wrong, with Cabinet nominees dropping like flies, bipartisanship out the window after just 30 days and the world's economy squarely on his back, President Obama has a new problem with the man who took his old Senate seat, a problem he thought had been solved. Published February 19, 2009

GOP to hound pro-stimulus Blue Dogs

The handful of the House's Blue Dog Democrats who switched their votes from "no" to "yes" on the huge economic stimulus are working overtime this week in their conservative-leaning districts to explain the change of heart. Published February 18, 2009

Calif. tax hikes may swallow stimulus

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's message for Californians who gripe about the $7.70 per week tax cut from President Obama's economic stimulus package: They would have got nothing if she had her way. Published February 14, 2009

CBO predicts lower GDP in a decade

The Congressional Budget Office says President Obama's giant economic recovery bill will actually hurt Americans' paychecks in the long run, even if the plan's tax cuts start out putting an extra $13 a week in most worker's pockets. Published February 13, 2009

Deal reached on historic stimulus

UPDATED: The White House and Democrat-controlled Congress struck a deal Wednesday for a $789 billion stimulus package. Published February 12, 2009

Pelosi's mouse slated for $30M slice of cheese

UPDATED: Talk about a pet project. A tiny mouse with the longtime backing of a political giant may soon reap the benefits of the economic-stimulus package. Published February 12, 2009

Historic stimulus deal reached

The White House and Democrat-controlled Congress struck a deal Wednesday for a $789 billion stimulus package. Published February 12, 2009

Stimulus has $30M to save Pelosi's harvest mouse

House Republicans are challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that the massive stimulus spending bill contains no pet projects after uncovering in the bill more than $30 million for wetlands conservation in her San Francisco Bay area district, including work she previously championed to protect the salt marsh harvest mouse. Published February 11, 2009

Tentative deal keeps stimulus bill at $789 billion

Congressional leaders and the White House struck a tentative agreement to keep the price of the economic stimulus bill at about $789 billion, which should preserve a few key Senate Republican votes needed for the final passage. Published February 11, 2009

Conservatives rip stimulus's GOP backers

A conservative political action committee Tuesday vowed to pour money into primary challenges against any Republican who votes for President Obama's economic rescue package. Published February 11, 2009

Struggle begins on stimulus bills

Congressional leaders began hurried negotiations Tuesday to reconcile House and Senate versions of an economic-rescue package, struggling to keep the price tag low enough to preserve a few key Senate Republican votes while satisfying House Democrats eager for more spending. Published February 11, 2009

Congress works to preserve fragile stimulus

UPDATED: Congressional leaders began hurried negotiations Tuesday to merge House and Senate versions of an economic rescue package, struggling to keep the price tag low enough to preserve a few key Senate Republican votes while satisfying House Democrats eager for more spending. Published February 11, 2009

Congress works to preserve fragile stimulus

UPDATED: Congressional leaders began hurried negotiations Tuesday to merge House and Senate versions of an economic rescue package, struggling to keep the price tag low enough to preserve a few key Senate Republican votes while satisfying House Democrats eager for more spending. Published February 11, 2009

Senate pares stimulus for GOP votes

UPDATED: Senators from both parties worked feverishly Thursday to cut up to $100 billion from President Obama's economic recovery package. Published February 6, 2009