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U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-2nd District, spoke to The Courant's editorial board on Jan. 26. The following are edited excerpts from the talk. On congressional earmarks Should Congress get rid of earmarks (the process by which Congress members' favorite...
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The Hartford CourantHe sits on a wicker chair in a small, messy studio apartment. The Venetian blinds rattle and the smell of Mexican spices from the restaurant across the street flavors the air. This is Rob Simmons' home for one more day. Simmons still looks like a...
The Swampby Amanda Erickson Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) leads locally. The freshman lawmaker has focused on district issues since he arrived in Washington after defeating his rival by only 2 percent. But he's also been noticed by his superiors. Roskam was......
The Swampby Jill Zuckman FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.--Even as Sen. John McCain aggressively presses toward next week's finish line, nervous Republicans say they are worried that he could face a rout at the hands of Barack Obama, losing a cascade of classic red......
Spin CycleOut to prove that Congressional Democrats in the Age of Obama will display the same ethical decreptitude that stalwarts like Tom DeLay brought to the table, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has apparently decided she doesn't need to hear from......
Spin CycleIn the wake of Tom Daschle's withdrawal because of tax problems, Republicans in the House are pushing for a vote on whether Rep. Charles Rangel should step down from the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee while the......
The Swampby Naftali Bendavid Any number of analysts have rushed recently to proclaim the virtual end of the Republican Party. Or at a minimum, many years in the wilderness. "Republicans face crisis," declared the Washington Post recently. A current article in........
Sun StaffEmergency legislation allowing foreign workers to return to jobs at crab-picking houses on Maryland's Eastern Shore cleared its last major hurdle yesterday as the House of Representatives easily approved the measure, which supporters slipped into an...
Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON - The extraordinary steps taken to save the life of Terri Schiavo have won plaudits from evangelical Christians and other conservative activists, but some Republicans worry about a potential backlash among others who view the intervention as an...
Sun National StaffAn extraordinary eleventh-hour maneuver by Republicans in Congress to intervene in the Terri Schiavo saga had no legal precedent and was unlikely to withstand a court challenge, congressional analysts said yesterday. In harsher words, an attorney for...
Sun National StaffEfforts by lawmakers in Washington to prolong the life of Terri Schiavo failed in the courts and tanked in opinion polls, but intense interest in the Florida woman's saga is expected to force a broader debate in Congress and state legislatures about...
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