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GOP turns to budget guru to respond to Obama

Paul Ryan, the congressman giving the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, is a rising star in GOP ranks, a "young... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2011

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Rubio may spurn Lee, Tea Party

Decision day is this Thursday for Sen. Marco Rubio. The looming question: will Rubio join the new Tea Party caucus in the U.S. Senate recently founded by fellow... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2011

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GOP looks for signs of new approach

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Jan. 23, 2011

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Republicans press for Senate vote on health care

Senate Republicans want to box majority Democrats into allowing a health care repeal vote even if GOP lawmakers expect to be on the losing side. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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Top senators seek deal on rules for nominations

Senior senators are negotiating to reduce the 1,400 presidential appointments subject to time-consuming Senate confirmation, hoping to streamline a system that has... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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Tea partiers say defense in mix for budget cuts

Back home, tea partiers clamoring for the debt-ridden government to slash spending say nothing should be off limits. Tea party-backed lawmakers echo that argument, and... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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