August 13, 2013
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OPINION: Republican governors lump Washington Republicans in with Democrats for criticism
Just about the only governors who demur on the question of whether a governor should be the Republican nominee are the governors who actually want to be the Republican nominee.
OPINION: A scandal over improper Earned Income Tax Credit payouts will impact Obamacare
An IRS Inspector General report finds that 21-30 percent of the $60-$70 billion in Earned Income Tax Credits paid by the IRS each year are improper.
The Senate and House had not even settled the final details of ending the government shutdown before President Obama was on to his next priority.
On a Monday night in late August, Sen. Lindsey Graham was traveling with a congressional delegation in Africa when the three Republicans who are challenging him in the 2014 GOP primary joined a large and strongly conservative crowd at Rep. Jeff Duncan’s annual Faith and Freedom Barbecue. To listen to Graham’s opponents tell it, that situation — a lawmaker who is far away and out-of-touch — is emblematic of the senator’s relationship with his constituents.
The move to defund Obamacare has been slow to gather support in the Senate. Really slow.