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2014/10/30 17:49
2014/10/30 17:49
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As the clock winds down on another midterm election that will likely reward Republicans for their policy-free, Obama-hating obstruction, trust David Brooks to identify an allegedly crippling social...
2014/10/30 17:49
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2014/10/29 13:19
2014/10/29 13:19
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This is the last in a series of four Federal Diary columns covering races in two open congressional seats in Northern Virginia, home to many federal employees. Feds have a particular reason to vote in...
2014/10/28 22:17
2014/10/28 22:17
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One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of...
2014/10/27 21:05
2014/10/27 21:05
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American politics is more diverse, more nuanced and more interesting than most media and political elites choose to note. This country elects Libertarians and Greens and Socialists and independents,...
2014/10/26 15:16
2014/10/26 15:16
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But while we agree with Mr. Gillespie that Sen. Warner's vote was a mistake, we believe it represents a single indelible stain on an otherwise strong record of bipartisanship and middle-of-the-road...
2014/10/26 11:39
2014/10/26 11:39
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Sen. Mary Landrieu is wheeling out the geezers in her quest for re-election, while her would-be replacement, Congressman Bill Cassidy, harps on her record of voting with President Barack Obama 97...
2014/10/26 03:19
2014/10/26 03:19
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Micah Edmond, a Republican candidate for Congress, campaigns at a barbershop, the Pro-Style’n Hair Salon in Alexandria, Va., in September. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) To run for Congress as a...
2014/10/25 23:18
2014/10/25 23:18
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The domestic economic news by and large has been encouraging recently, to the point that it would be easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. The federal deficit is down to pre-recession...
2014/10/25 09:55
2014/10/25 09:55
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – U.S. Rep. Jim Himes said that members of Congress need to stop partisan attacks and work together to make government in Washington more effective. Himes is a Democrat...
2014/10/25 07:57
2014/10/25 07:57
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Published: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:01 a.m. GOP changes tune on Social Security cuts WASHINGTON — Cutting federal health and retirement spending has long been at the top of the GOP agenda. But...
2014/10/25 01:03
2014/10/25 01:03
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Who's winning, who's losing, and why. Bad HabitsWhy October’s campaign attacks explain next year’s political dysfunction. WINGATE, North Carolina—For a short time, there was a feeling, shared by...
2014/10/21 00:40
2014/10/21 00:40
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Republican challenger Darlene Senger was on the attack during much of a televised debate in which she called Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster a "do-nothing" candidate. Senger, a state representative...
2014/10/20 03:41
2014/10/20 03:41
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A 4th Congressional District debate Sunday afternoon was marked by raised voices and occasional flashes of temper as the two candidates clashed on spending, health care, leadership -- and who lives a...
2014/10/17 23:13
2014/10/17 23:13
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Six years ago we struggled with an endorsement for a U.S. Senate seat. We recalled the last time an Illinoisan rose to the top of the Senate: Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen, a Republican,...
2014/10/16 03:54
2014/10/16 03:54
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Durbin, who was first elected to the Senate in 1996, says he is running for re-election so he can continue “working to expand and lift up the middle class,” noting Illinois needs a strong voice at...
2014/10/10 19:19
2014/10/10 19:19
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With the national media suddenly focused on the three-way free for all that is the South Dakota Senate race, all the attention is flowing to Larry Pressler, the independent who may be catching up with...
2014/10/10 08:10
2014/10/10 08:10
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While repeating their stances on issues facing the next Congress, the candidates for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District also stuck to key campaign themes in a roundtable discussion aired statewide...
2014/10/09 19:24
2014/10/09 19:24
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The Simpson-Bowles plan is a comprehensive, tough-minded and pragmatic approach to attacking our national debt and ensuring that Social Security is fiscally sound for future generations. Because it...
2014/10/08 04:40
2014/10/08 04:40
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It's easy to see how Dick Durbin has risen to the top ranks among Democrats in the U.S. Senate. He's sincere. He's smart. He's articulate. And he does his homework on the issues. That's not to say we...
2014/10/08 03:58
2014/10/08 03:58
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Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and Republican Doug Ose, engaged in one of the country’s most closely watched races for the House, are set to lock horns Wednesday in their only scheduled debate of the...
2014/10/30 17:49
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