Articles in Category: 'Republicans'

By: George Will | Posted: December 20, 2010 4:05 AM
 
WASHINGTON -- As the new political group No Labels convened in Manhattan, a judge was issuing a decision that illustrated why the group's premise is preposterous and its pretense is cloying. The premise, obscured by gaseous rhetoric, is that political heat is inherently disproportionate. The complacent pretense is that it is virtuous to transcend the vice of partisanship.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 15, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Public Policy Polling (PPP), a polling firm with connections to Democrats, released a poll Tuesday that showed Ohio will be a battleground, even though President Barack Obama currently leads the four main candidates for the Republican presidential nod.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 14, 2010 4:05 AM
 

"The single most important jobs program we can put in place is a growing economy." So said Barack Obama at his surly press conference last week defending the tax deal he made with Republicans.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 14, 2010 4:05 AM
 

With a host of much-better-known Republicans considering running for president in 2012, Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota has been raising his profile in recent days as he reflects on launching his own bid for the White House.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: December 11, 2010 4:05 AM
 
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama won the great tax-cut showdown of 2010 -- and House Democrats don't have a clue that he did. In the deal struck this week, the president negotiated the biggest stimulus in American history, larger than his $814 billion 2009 stimulus package. It will pump a trillion borrowed Chinese dollars into the U.S. economy over the next two years -- which just happen to be the two years of the run-up to the next presidential election. This is a defeat?
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 3, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Trial lawyers are getting the bum's rush at the Legislature, where a Republican supermajority -- led in the Senate by right-minded President Mike Haridopolos -- will push aggressively for tort reform next year.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 PM
 
Veteran Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns is in for a tough fight this week as congressional Republicans choose the next chairman to head up the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee -- one of the most powerful chairmanships in Congress.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 6, 2010 12:50 PM
 

Sen. George LeMieux, who led the pre-election opposition to extending unemployment benefits, has done an about-face before Christmas. Now he's blaming Democrats for failing to deliver.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While the jury may be out on whether U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan will enter what could be an increasingly crowded Republican primary field to take on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012, the Florida congressman has raised his profile significantly in recent weeks.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 2, 2010 4:05 AM

The U.S. Senate failed to extend benefits Tuesday for thousands of Americans nearing the end of their unemployment checks.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 1, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While Gov. Rick Perry of Texas continues to insist he has no interest in running for the Republican presidential nomination, insiders in the Lone Star State aren’t buying it.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 1, 2010 4:05 AM

Some members of the incoming class of Republican congressmen are so frugal that they will sleep in their Capitol Hill offices.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 30, 2010 11:00 AM
 
In a bid to become the "tea party of the center," a group of moderate Republicans and Democrats has launched a "No Labels" movement.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 19, 2010 4:05 AM

The highly contentious teacher merit pay proposal that was shot down by Gov. Charlie Crist last spring has re-emerged, but with some preliminary concessions to teachers and also perhaps to Gov.-elect Rick Scott, who -- as the father of a special education teacher -- voiced concerns about the proposal’s fairness to some educators.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 16, 2010 4:05 AM
 
With 40 new members taking their seats as the House convenes for a special session on Tuesday, incoming Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, named committee chairs on Monday morning, adding to his leadership team.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 13, 2010 4:05 AM
 
On Friday, incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, continued to name members of his leadership team -- tapping Sen. Evelyn Lynn, R-Ormond Beach, to serve as Republican conference chair and appointing two newly elected Republicans, Sen. Anitere Flores of Miami and Sen. David Simmons of Altamonte Springs, to serve as majority whips.
 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: November 13, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Liberal Democrats show no signs of reading their washout at the polls as a reason to shift to the center. President Obama told "60 Minutes" his only mistake was he passed some major legislation, but he didn't focus enough on the messy "how" -- as in "how it's risky to pass an Obamacare bill that a majority says it doesn't want."
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 12, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Most serious presidential candidates win their last general election before taking aim at the White House. But former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is eschewing conventional wisdom as he prepares to launch a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 12, 2010 4:05 AM
 

For political junkies of a certain age, it was a given that the House of Representatives would always be controlled by Democrats. They won the chamber in 1954 and held on for 40 years -- more than twice as long as any party in American history had before.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 11, 2010 4:05 AM
A day after naming Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, as president pro tempore and Sen. Andy Gardner, R-Orlando, as majority leader, incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, named three more members of his leadership team.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 10, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, named his leadership team Tuesday -- tapping Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, as president pro tempore, while Sen. Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, was selected to serve as Republican leader.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 9, 2010 4:05 AM
 
As he continues his campaign against U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to become the next chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fifth ranking member of the GOP leadership in the U.S. House, Sunshine State Republican Connie Mack, touched on immigration on Monday.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 9, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Let's try to put some metrics on last Tuesday's historic election. Two years ago, the popular vote for House of Representatives was 54 percent Democratic and 43 percent Republican. That may sound close, but in historic perspective it's a landslide. Democrats didn't win the House popular vote in the South, as they did from the 1870s up through 1992. But they won a larger percentage in the 36 non-Southern states than -- well, as far as I can tell, than ever before.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 8, 2010 4:05 AM
 
WASHINGTON -- When Alexander Pope was on his deathbed, his doctor assured him that his breathing, pulse and other vital signs were improving. "Here I am," Pope said to a friend, "dying of a hundred good symptoms."
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Senate President-elect Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, will have his hands full in the coming legislative session, making good on Republican promises to cut spending, create jobs, and tackle controversial bills dealing with teacher compensation, immigration and abortion.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 6, 2010 1:37 PM
 

Having routed the Democrats at the polls, the Republicans turned to incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio Saturday to offer the Republican response to President Barack Obama‘s weekly radio address.

 
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By: David Royse News Service of Florida | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM

A red tide swept over Florida and most of the nation this week as Republicans romped in an Election Day repudiation of Washington that trickled down to Tallahassee, leaving Democrats singing the blues.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Now that most of the dust has settled from Tuesday's midterm elections, Congress is starting to deal with issues that face Congress' two-legged, lame-duck session. The Reid/Pelosi-led Congress has scheduled the first leg of the lame-duck session to convene Nov. 15; the second leg will convene Nov. 29. The lame-duck session has so much legislation to consider, it’s hard to know where to begin.

 
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