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Jack L.B. Gohn: Saving money is no object: Tea Party budget thinking

Arguably the most important law of them all is the federal budget. Its passage and contents are the precondition of the execution, enforcement and administration of all other federal laws and many state ones. Its provisions embody some of the ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Freedom meets reality in a hail of bullets

We are all Arizonans. We are all heartsick. We all mourn the victims of last Saturday’s massacre in Tucson — six dead and 14 wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. We are all living in communities with untreated mental ...

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GOP hopefuls trip, explain in early 2012 jockeying

WASHINGTON — This month’s early, under-the-radar campaigning by potential Republican challengers to President Barack Obama is a reminder of something too easily forgotten: Running for president is harder than it looks, and Obama ultimately will stand against a flesh-and-blood nominee ...

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Attacks from right take toll on Obama’s tax plan

WASHINGTON — A growing chorus of conservative criticism is prompting some House members to rethink the $850 billion package of tax cuts and extended jobless benefits that President Barack Obama negotiated with top Republicans in Congress. The attacks are unlikely ...

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Justice Thomas’ wife may play less public role

WASHINGTON — The conservative advocacy group Liberty Central is in merger talks with like-minded organizations, a potential change that could reduce the public role of Virginia Thomas, Liberty Central’s founder and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Sarah ...

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Fraser Smith: Images of upheaval for Democrats

On the eve of an election that would prove disastrous for Democrats, one of the party’s highest-ranking leaders found himself within spitting distance of a furious constituent. All the emotions that colored the 2010 campaign — anger, fear, disgust with ...

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