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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller is a senior national correspondent for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Articles by S.A. Miller

Hoyer asks why union's rights repealed

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer demanded Friday the attorney general explain why President Bush repealed collective bargaining rights from employees at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), who had union representation for 30 years before the administration last month deemed it a threat to national security. Published December 5, 2008

Chambliss wins re-election in Georgia

Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss won re-election Tuesday in the Georgia runoff, giving the party a face-saving victory in an otherwise dismal election cycle and dashing Democrats' hope for a supermajority to ram their agenda through Congress. Published December 3, 2008

Palin adds boost to Senate runoff

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin added a jolt of star power Monday to the final day of campaigning in Georgia's closely watched runoff election, drawing huge crowds for incumbent Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss and imploring voters to send him back to Washington to check Democrats' domination of Congress. Published December 2, 2008

Obama lends his voice to Senate runoff

President-elect Barack Obama's promise of post-partisan politics got put on hold as he lent his voice to the roaring battle over Georgia's runoff election for the U.S. Senate, trying to help Democrats win a supermajority. Published November 30, 2008

Palin back on campaign trail in Georgia

ATLANTA | Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will stump Monday with Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss in Georgia to jumpstart the incumbent's campaign after the long holliday weekend. Published November 25, 2008

Senate runoff seen favoring Chambliss

Democrat Jim Martin is aided by Barack Obama's organization, but he remains an underdog against incumbent GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss in a Georgia runoff election seen as key for the U.S. Senate's balance of power. Published November 25, 2008

Boehner: GOP firmly against 'card check'

House Republican Leader John A. Boehner said Democrats' use of secret ballots to chose its leadership was ironic because the party wants to nix workers' rights to a secret voting in deciding whether to unionize. Published November 21, 2008

Democrats let Lieberman keep post

Senate Democrats spared Sen. Joe Lieberman from a threatened expulsion from the caucus and loss of his committee chairmanship despite smoldering anger at his siding with Republicans during the presidential race and campaigning against President-elect Barack Obama. Published November 19, 2008

Lieberman keeps Senate chairmanship

Senate Democrats spared Sen. Joe Lieberman from a threatened expulsion from the caucus or loss of his committee chairmanship despite smoldering anger at his siding with Republicans during the presidential race and campaign against President-elect Barack Obama. Published November 18, 2008

Voting record clouds Obama's judge picks

President-elect Barack Obama will be the first president to have participated in Senate filibusters of judicial nominees. Conservatives say his voting record will leave him hard-pressed to call for bipartisan help on his picks. Published November 17, 2008

Hillary evades reports of State post

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday sidestepped reports she is in line for a Cabinet post in President-elect Barack Obama's administration. Published November 15, 2008

Hillary Clinton mum on State post

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sidestepped Friday reports she is in line for a Cabinet post in President-elect Barack Obama's administration. Published November 14, 2008

Gore says no to 'Climate Czar' role

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is flirting with creating a White House "Climate Czar," but climate change crusader Al Gore says he doesn't want the job. Published November 13, 2008

Obama team fights rumors on Nunn

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team Wednesday bucked reports that Sam Nunn, former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, would play a leading role in reworking the Pentagon for the next administration. Published November 12, 2008

Paulson says bailouts are working

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday that the government action had succeeded in propping up housing and financial markets, and more bailouts might be needed to avert a global economic collapse. Published November 12, 2008

Liberals line up for leadership of key committees

A shake-up of committee chairmanships is clearing the way for a more liberal, Democrat-led Congress to work with President-elect Barack Obama as he strives to turn key campaign promises into policy. Published November 12, 2008

Emanuel accepts post as chief of staff

Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a Chicago Democrat known for slash-and-burn Washington tactics but widely respected for his keen political instincts, accepted President-elect Barack Obama's offer Thursday to serve as White House chief of staff. Published November 7, 2008

Blunt gives up No. 2 GOP leadership role

House Minority Whip Roy Blunt said Thursday morning he will give up his leadership post, clearing the way for Rep. Eric Cantor to take over the No. 2 spot in House Republican leadership. Published November 6, 2008

Voter enthusiasm overwhelms polling system

Voters turned out in big numbers at the polls Tuesday and suffered through long lines for as much as two hours in some precincts, despite laws allowing early balloting in more than half the states and an array of newfangled voting machines that were supposed to streamline the election process. Published November 5, 2008

Huge turnout, long waits test system

Voters turned out in big numbers at the polls Tuesday and suffered through long lines for as much as two hours in some precincts, despite laws allowing early balloting in more than half the states and an array of newfangled voting machines that were supposed to streamline the election process. Published November 4, 2008