Politics 2014: Timing is everything

The huge schism among elements of the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives -- and how it plays out the midterm elections -- was on display last week as the lower chamber lurched toward approving raising the $17 trillion debt limit so the United States wouldn't go into default.
Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Political memory sure has been aided and abetted by the Internet, where nothing really is deleted, removed or otherwise pulled out of the public arena.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Congressional Republican leadership signaled last week that passage of comprehensive reform of the U.S. immigration laws is on life support.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

President Obama said he's willing to work with Congress but won't be hesitant to go it alone to advance his 2014 agenda, telling recalcitrant lawmakers he won't be twiddling his thumbs if they dawdle or fail to act for whatever reason.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Politics 2014: Parties may be in for rocky ride

Politics 2014: Parties may be in for rocky ride

It's a new year and a mid-term election year to boot. Stalwarts of both parties will be seeing the capital in their rear-view mirrors one final time when their terms end.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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