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The good, the bad and the ugly about the GOP’s temporary, nonbinding and limited earmark ban.
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The deficit debate may represent the best opportunity for Obama to rescue his presidency.
Voters aren’t about to get what they really want from policymakers -- a cooperative effort to help the economy grow.
GOP gains in Tuesday’s congressional elections will bring big change. Or will they?
They are working for a common goal now, but their interests will likely diverge after Nov. 3.
Count on Republicans claiming a mandate that voters won't give them.
Anger is one thing, but emotional judgments made in haste could mean huge problems down the road.
It’s time for voters to trade their blindfolds for green eyeshades and think more realistically about budget cutting.
Are we in love with the real thing or just the image?
These races will decide whether the Senate follows the House in going Republican this fall.
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An accommodation is key to getting the economy moving again.
The simple answer is no. In fact, the Tea Party is sabotaging its own most important goal.
Emboldened by its surprise win in Alaska, the Tea Party is looking east as it keeps fighting for control of the GOP.
Next year's Congress will be a very different breed of animal.
Would higher taxes for upper incomers put a damper on small business?
America was built on the notion of religious freedom; that’s why it’s such an important part of the Constitution. But that principle faces a huge test today.
Will the shrill campaign rhetoric kill chances for a compromise after the election? The U.S. can’t afford to let that happen.