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Op-Ed: Republicans pull plan to gut ethics panel after Trump tweet

President-elect Donald Trump used his first executive Tweet powers today, reigning in GOP lawmakers in the new Congress who were intent on gutting the independent ethics office.

Op-Ed: Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences

After triggering a buy-sell clause in a deal with Michael Jackson’s estate, Sony appears ready to sell its half of the world’s biggest music publisher – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (a company worth about $2 billion).

Op-Ed: Feds building 'suites' for Illegal Immigrants

San Antonio - While many unemployed Americans huddle together in tiny apartments or live in cars and on the streets, illegal immigrants are getting “suite” accommodations as a courtesy of U.S. immigration officials.

John Boehner planning to sue Barack Obama

Washington - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner claimed Wednesday he is planning to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama arguing that the president has abused his executive powers by issuing policies without the consent of Congress.

Administration defends release of thousands of convicted felons

Washington - Responding to pressure from Republican lawmakers, Homeland Sec. Jeh Johnson on Thursday agreed to review the release from jail of thousands of illegal immigrants convicted of crimes and scheduled for deportation.

House Republicans to vote to repeal health law for 40th time

Washington - Will the 40th time be the charm? Probably not, but that won't stop House Republicans on Friday to vote to approve a bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law for the 40th time.

Obama says income gap is fraying U.S. social fabric

Galesburg - One week after Pres. Obama delivered impromptu remarks on race relations and the Trayvon Martin shooting, he delivered a series of economic policy speeches to refocus attention on middle class jobs, job security, and racial equality.

More Republicans breaking away from Norquist's anti-tax pledge

The GOP could face more in-fighting as a growing number of Republicans are expressing that they're willing to break Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge. But, Norquist looks not fazed and believes that the GOP will fall in line.

Op-Ed: The irony of hurricane Sandy and Eric Cantor's campaign ads

Is Hurricane Sandy coming just days ahead of the election bad timing for Eric Cantor and the house Republicans? For some it serves as a daily reminder of their position following Hurricane Irene.

Op-Ed: New offshore drilling bill another ‘wake-up call’ for Americans Special

Washington - As gasoline prices continue surging almost on the same level as oil company CEO compensation packages, House Republicans late last week passed a bill that would force the White House to allow more offshore drilling.

House Republicans alternative hybrid insurance bailout idea accepted by Democrats

House Republicans have created an option to offer government insurance for “troubled” aka dangerous, loans, as an alternative to a buyout. That was the delay. There was/is a need for speed, but this has some real potential benefits for the bailout.

Democrats Fail With 'Use It or Lose It' Again

Using the suspension of the rules calender, House Democrats failed to acquire a two-thirds majority which would require oil and gas companies to use or lose the lands they have leased from the federal government for oil drilling.

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