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Congress: Divided, discourteous — taking a break

The accomplishments are few, the chaos plentiful in the 113th Congress, a discourteous model of divided government now beginning a five-week break. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2013

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Poll: Republicans agree party needs change but lack consensus on issues, future

Gun policy is the only major issue on which most Republican-leaning voters approve of the GOP’s stance. Read more »

July 31, 2013

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Student loan compromise heads toward final vote

A deal that gives college students and their parents lower interest rates for loans is heading toward its final vote. Read more »

July 31, 2013

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GOP must decide whether immigrants are threats or advantages

The political tide flows naturally in the direction of parochialism. A primary challenge is a more tangible and immediate threat than a possible future loss of the... Read more »

July 31, 2013

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Obama proposes 'grand bargain' for jobs

President Barack Obama is extending a new proposal to Republicans that he hopes will break the political gridlock on budget negotiations, offering to cut corporate tax... Read more »

July 30, 2013

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Tricky obstacles ahead to averting shutdown in Sept., but D.C. may be on track

Despite pressure from some liberal Democrats for a September showdown in hopes of ending huge automatic, government-shrinking spending cuts, Washington appears on... Read more »

July 26, 2013

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