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  • California lawmakers again consider legalizing sports betting

     
    California lawmakers consider legalization of sports betting...
  • Is Charlie Dent a MINO?

     
    I took U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent to task the other day for being on the wrong side of the debate over whether the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- once known as food stamps -- should be cut. Dent voted with......
  • Not the President's Man

     
    (Bob) Woodward has betrayed a deeply embarrassing misunderstanding of the sequester. His story has, however, made him a favorite among Republicans... from Bob Woodward's ridiculous war with the White House (The Week) Politico has released the full e-mails...
  • This I no longer believe -- parliamentary-style government

     
    By Bob Foys, Chicago As a college student in the 1960's closely following the tortured political machinations involved in trying to get civil rights legislation through a Congress in which apparently neither political party could enforce discipline on its...
  • Budget gamesmanship -- it's for the birds

     
    Friday's print column If President Barack Obama loses the political messaging war with Republicans over the automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts kicking in Friday, it will be yet another reminder of a lesson he's learned too late if he's...
  • Schwartz to speak, meet with Democrats in Allentown this week

     
    Allyson Schwartz, the Democratic Congresswoman and announced 2014 candidate for Pennsylvania governor will visit Allentown Friday, addressing the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual Lehigh Valley Women's Summit at Cedar Crest College. Schwartz is...
  • Fine lines

     
    "What did you do in Congress, grandpa?" "I fought against healthcare for the poor." "Oh. What's Hell like?" "I'm with friends, so it's OK."... Mark Harris How did people fly into blind rages about insignificant minutia before the internet? ....Jason......
  • What to expect now that we're expecting gay marriage

     
    Wednesday's print column So tell Uncle Chester: Don't worry, gay people don't want to marry you. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois starting next June. Chicago's......
  • 'The problem with Obamacare...'

     
    From commenter GregJ: The problem with ObamaCare can be summarized fairly simply -- it is based on the nonsensical idea that young and healthy people, many of whom didn't sign up for catastrophic or low-rate insurance in the first place,......
  • New Report: GM Stock Would Need to Triple for Taxpayers to Break Even

     
    How much are U.S. taxpayers still on the hook for GM's bailout? The Detroit News reports that if the Treasury sold its remaining stake ??? 189 million shares, or about 14% of the Detroit automaker ??? at Wednesday's $36.61 stock......
  • More thoughts on Syria

     
    With remarkably little to show for a week of intensive lobbying, the last bit of leverage that Democrats expect the White House to use is this: Barack Obama’s presidency depends on it... the lead paragraph of President Obama’s last best......
  • Obamacare Urban Legend

     
    Ever since writing about Ronald Reagan and Obamacare last week, I've been hearing from readers who want to know why Congress exempted itself from the law. It's an urban legend. Rather than try to explain all the details here, I'll......