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The State of the Union

Posted January 13th, 2016 at 3:32 pm (UTC-4)
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The president offered an upbeat portrait of America during his final address, but also acknowledged the destructiveness of Washington gridlock “It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency, that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.”

Stakes Are High in GOP Leadership Fight

Posted October 9th, 2015 at 7:54 pm (UTC-4)
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If the conservative Freedom Caucus that ousted Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) continues to frighten the next Speaker away from any legislative deals and budget compromises with Democrats then the nation will be in for political dysfunction and even government shutdown threats.