The House and Senate Republicans leaders have informed the White House that they will not submit names to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Minnesota House Democrats say it is time to balance the state budget and make new investments, but Republicans argue the tax plan they are expected to vote on today does so at the expense of taxpayers.
Danielle Killey, Forum News Service
, April 24, 2013
Severe spending cuts now the law of the land, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpability for failing to stave off what both parties acknowledged was a foolhardy way to slash $85 billion in federal spending.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama's campaign was "eight, maybe 10 years, ahead" of the Republican Party last year in understanding the rapidly changing face of the American electorate.
Senate Republicans on Thursday stalled the nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel as the nation's next defense secretary over unrelated questions about President Barack Obama's actions in the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. Democrats called the vote "tragic" and vowed to revive the nomination after Congress' weeklong break.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — When Mark Sanford walked out of the governor's mansion in 2011, he had been censured by the Legislature over state travel expenses he used for an affair with an Argentine woman, had paid the largest ethics fine ever in South Carolina and faced a voting public that had become disillusioned with the one-time rising star.
By Seanna Adcox, Associated Press
, December 23, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. — With Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on the Gulf Coast, Republicans left open the possibility of bigger changes to Mitt Romney’s already-shortened convention, mindful of political awkwardness in celebrating while severe weather threatens New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press
, August 27, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney said it is "sad" that President Barack Obama's campaign is trying to link him to Rep. Todd Akin's statements about abortion, as top Republicans preparing for the party's nominating convention urged the GOP presidential challenger to reach out to women and Hispanics.
By Brian Bakst, Associated Press
, August 26, 2012
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