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By DAN BERGER | November 8, 1990
Voters were so mad at the president and Congress they kicked county executives out of office.Wayne Gilchrest is too good to be true. May power not corrupt him.
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By Cal Thomas | March 29, 2014
"Well, then," Jesus said, "give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God. " (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase) When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to replace God by defining "church" and when life begins to have value, the latter having been done in Roe vs. Wade and subsequent court rulings? While there are other issues in the Hobby Lobby case argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, these are the major ones.
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By DAN BERGER | July 15, 1993
Catastrophic flooding is something that is supposed to happen in Bangladesh, not Middle America.President and Congress are very grateful to Ol' Man River. He will take the rap for busting the budget.Rule No. 1 in peace-keeping: Don't go after a warlord unless you get him.Thank goodness the All-Star business is finished and we can get back to baseball.
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October 1, 2013
Why is it with a government shut-down that though many will go without pay, I see no mention that President Barack Obama and Congress will be affected? Perhaps there might be some progress if their own salary was cut. Indeed, if the budget needs balancing, why doesn't Mr. Obama, the CEO, institute a total across-the-board 5-to-10 percent reduction in pay of all federal employees ? That would include his own, Congress, every department and agency, the military and the U.S. Postal Service down to the lowest paid employee.
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By Dan Berger | July 30, 1997
The president and Congress finally caught on that the voters keep returning divided government because they want it to work.Where were those tax deals when folks whose kids are now grown needed them?Goucher reached its capital campaign goal two years early, which in the fund-raising game means it was set too low.Pol Pot's trial is not to be confused with a real one.Pub Date: 7/30/97
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By DAN BERGER | April 23, 1992
Have no sympathy for Supreme Court justices in the Roe matter. They all wanted the job desperately.Some people think the real villain in the Robert Alton Harris execution is the zeal of his defense team. The solution is to abolish the defense in capital cases.It looks like another record federal deficit and both president and Congress are running for re-election on their deficit reduction record.
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By DAN BERGER | February 14, 1997
In a burst of bipartisan cooperation, the president and Congress have agreed not to reform campaign financing.The trick for congresspersons is to be seen favoring term limitation for themselves without actually enacting it.At the current rate of flight, Baltimore City will be empty of people in the year 2008, ideal for the Olympic Summer Games.Hug someone for Valentine's Day, if you get the green light.Pub Date: 2/14/97
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 14, 1995
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton's opponents like to complain that his White House sometimes seems to be run by 19-year-olds. Today, they will be at least partly right.As part of the shutdown of the federal government forced by the budget deadlock between the president and Congress, most of Mr. Clinton's staff has been deemed "nonessential" and will be taking the time off.In their absence, much of the daily work around the president's office will be handled by college-age interns, who work at the White House for free and so are not affected by the budget squeeze.
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May 28, 1993
Even President Clinton concedes the massive deficit-restraint bill passed by the House last evening is a better piece of legislation than what he offered. It adds "some discipline," he says. It will "force us every year to make the budget cuts that we say we're making."Any celebrations, however, should be put on hold. While this appears to be the first serious attempt to make the president and Congress account for the kind of entitlement overspending that has helped quadruple the national debt in just over a decade, the proof will lie in how fiscal management plays out in the years ahead.
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By Sara Fritz and Doyle McManus and Sara Fritz and Doyle McManus,Los Angeles Times | January 19, 1994
WASHINGTON -- While some details of the Iran-contra scandal may still be in dispute, independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh's findings in no way alter the dark tale of a secret foreign policy gone wrong.Indeed, the plot has proven too thick for any fiction writer to concoct:First, President Reagan made a secret decision to sell arms to Iran in opposition to his own policy to remain neutral in the Iran-Iraq war.Second, Mr. Reagan's aides usurped the constitutional role of Congress by using the arms sales profits and money from third countries to fund a civil war in Nicaragua.
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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 15, 2004
WASHINGTON -- When 57-year-old Jay Sherman of Baltimore hears President Bush and members of Congress talk about rescuing Social Security from bankruptcy, it makes him nervous. The environmental consultant has heard policy-makers promise that people like him -- who are less than 10 years from retirement -- will not be affected by an overhaul of the system, which experts say is headed for insolvency as early as 2042. But Sherman votes, and he worries that even if he gets the benefits that he has long been promised, reforming the system could erode it just as he retires, and that future workers would be worse off for the change.
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June 23, 2004
IN THE FALL of 2001, there still seemed to be a chance that Congress could produce legislation guaranteeing customers of managed care insurance some fundamental protections. Both the Democratic-led Senate and the Republican House had passed versions of the measure, and President Bush was willing to deal. But the insurance companies and the trial lawyers, two powerful forces with enormous constituencies in Washington, couldn't come to terms. The Supreme Court's ruling this week that states can't act on their own to fill in the regulatory gap may well put pressure on Congress to break the federal stalemate.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 16, 2001
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barbara Lee did not come easily to the decision that made her the lone member of either the House or Senate to oppose President Bush's plan to use military force in retaliation for last week's terrorist attacks. The California Democrat tearfully told her colleagues Friday night that she shared their anger at the calculated murder of thousands of innocent civilians. Like them, she said, she was filled with sorrow for the victims and their loved ones. "Only the most foolish and the most callous would not understand the grief that has really gripped our people and millions across the world," Lee said during debate on the resolution endorsing sweeping powers for the president to strike back.
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January 27, 2001
LEAVE IT TO Alan Greenspan to confound his audience. Not only is he an economic oracle of Delphic proportions, he's a heck of a politician, too. After spending eight years providing political cover for Bill Clinton and congressional Democrats to help them rid the country of deficit-spending, the Federal Reserve chairman is now giving President George W. Bush the cover he needs to push for a massive tax cut. But Mr. Greenspan hedged his bet in testimony before...
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By Eugene Steuerle | May 24, 1999
MOST BABY boomers, no matter what their politics, once identified strongly with John F. Kennedy's dictate to "ask not what your country can do for you."Now that they have come into full power in the labor force, business, Congress and the presidency, it is ironic that their legacy could well be a federal government almost solely devoted to meeting their retirement needs, at the expense of other national priorities.This legacy is as firmly rooted in the Republican Congress' budget proposals as it is in the president's or current law.Under all, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid expenditures would rise from about 40 percent of federal revenues today to almost 80 percent in 50 years.
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By Dan Berger | July 30, 1997
The president and Congress finally caught on that the voters keep returning divided government because they want it to work.Where were those tax deals when folks whose kids are now grown needed them?Goucher reached its capital campaign goal two years early, which in the fund-raising game means it was set too low.Pol Pot's trial is not to be confused with a real one.Pub Date: 7/30/97
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By Paul West and Paul West,Washington Bureau Chief | October 7, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Opening a new front in the Bush campaign's drive to block a Clinton victory next month, Vice President Dan Quayle warned yesterday of the "scary" prospect of allowing both Congress and the presidency to fall into Democratic hands.All but conceding that Republicans will fail to gain control of Congress in next month's election, Mr. Quayle sketched a nightmarish scenario of runaway inflation, lost jobs and high interest rates if continued Democratic rule on Capitol Hill is coupled with a Democrat in the White House.
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January 27, 2001
LEAVE IT TO Alan Greenspan to confound his audience. Not only is he an economic oracle of Delphic proportions, he's a heck of a politician, too. After spending eight years providing political cover for Bill Clinton and congressional Democrats to help them rid the country of deficit-spending, the Federal Reserve chairman is now giving President George W. Bush the cover he needs to push for a massive tax cut. But Mr. Greenspan hedged his bet in testimony before...
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By DAN BERGER | February 14, 1997
In a burst of bipartisan cooperation, the president and Congress have agreed not to reform campaign financing.The trick for congresspersons is to be seen favoring term limitation for themselves without actually enacting it.At the current rate of flight, Baltimore City will be empty of people in the year 2008, ideal for the Olympic Summer Games.Hug someone for Valentine's Day, if you get the green light.Pub Date: 2/14/97
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 14, 1995
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton's opponents like to complain that his White House sometimes seems to be run by 19-year-olds. Today, they will be at least partly right.As part of the shutdown of the federal government forced by the budget deadlock between the president and Congress, most of Mr. Clinton's staff has been deemed "nonessential" and will be taking the time off.In their absence, much of the daily work around the president's office will be handled by college-age interns, who work at the White House for free and so are not affected by the budget squeeze.
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