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Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Will they or won't they? Is it or isn't it? The answer to both of those questions may determine whether the United States falls off the fiscal cliff into a sea of tax rate hikes, an enlarged alternative minimum tax and draconian across-the-board spending cuts – none of which anyone says they want.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Obama begins campaign-like 'cliff' effort

Obama begins campaign-like 'cliff' effort

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday attempted to up the pressure on Congress to resolve the so-called "fiscal cliff," saying immediate action is necessary.
New York's 95 delegates at stake Tuesday

New York's 95 delegates at stake Tuesday

New York, with its 95 delegates, ranks only behind Texas and California in the number of delegates up for grabs in the Republican primaries.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Stocking stuffer

Stocking stuffer

House Republicans said they would pull rank and vote down a two-month extension to a payroll tax holiday in Washington.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
House opposes aid to Libyan rebels

House opposes aid to Libyan rebels

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- The House has voted to ban direct U.S. aid for the Libyan rebels while allowing funding for NATO's intervention.
Group urges GOP not to 'cut and run'

Group urges GOP not to 'cut and run'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The conservative Family Research Council's political arm Thursday criticized Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., for stopping ad spending for two Republican candidates.
GOP concerned about voters saying home

GOP concerned about voters saying home

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Republican voters say the party doesn't represent them, fueling concern that they'll stay home for the U.S. November election, observers said.

GOP seeks answers in House election losses

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- GOP leaders say they are searching for ways to stop the bleeding after three losses in special elections for U.S. House of Representatives seats.

U.S. South turning Democratic blue

SOUTHAVEN, Miss., May 14 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives own a 37-seat majority after a win in the Republican stronghold of northern Mississippi, election results show.

House GOP creates 'rapid response' panel

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Republican leader has created a special "rapid-response" advisory panel aimed at smoothing an expected hectic November.

GOP committee reports 'irregularities'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Republican Campaign Committee said Friday that irregularities have been found in its financial audit and law enforcement agencies notified.
'Post-partisan' talk divisive for Obama

'Post-partisan' talk divisive for Obama

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The bipartisan candor of U.S. presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has been met with both admiration and skepticism.

Ethics issues haunt GOP House members

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- More ethics issues face Republican House members as the GOP tries to retake the U.S. Congress next year.

Democrats pushing the envelope

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats are pushing up against U.S. President Bush on several fronts as they try to reshape the nation's approach on a number of major issues.

Ethics panel mulls interim Foley report

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The House ethics panel may issue an interim report before Nov. 7 on its investigation into the scandal surrounding former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, sources said. The panel isn't likely to complete its investigation into Foley's actions and the GOP leadership'

Republicans may lose U.S. House majority

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Republican and Democratic Party strategists say this November's U.S. congressional election could end the GOP's 12-year-old majority in the House. Two independent political analysts -- Stuart Rothenberg and Charles Cook - tell the New York Times they expe

Dems want GOPers booted from ethics panel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats want to see two Republicans with ties to U.S. Rep. Tom Delay, R-Texas, booted off the House ethics committee.

Hastings to chair House Ethics Committee

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., was chosen Wednesday to lead the House Ethics Committee.

DeLay spends nearly $130,000 on legal fees

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay spent $127,775 of the $185,300 he raised to fight legal problems in the third quarter of 2004.

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 30, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Largent wins in Okla. primary

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Former Republican congressman and NFL Hall of Fame receiver Steve Largent easily won his party's nomination for governor Tuesday, while Democrats Vince Orza and
JIM CAMPBELL

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 8, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for July 2, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International
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