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Bill Straub

Washington freelancer Bill Straub is former White House correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service.
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Latin American Leaders Laud Obama’s ‘Act of Justice’ on Immigration

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Mexican president calls actions “the most important measures taken in several decades.”

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Faith in the Military: Too Much Proselytizing or Discrimination Against the Religious?

Friday, November 21st, 2014 - by Bill Straub

One advocate warns of "unit segregation, animosity, and fatal doubt among comrades" over religion.

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Veterans Affairs Maintains Weak Security for Vets’ Private Data

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

GAO report: Data at "an increased risk of unauthorized access, modification, disclosure, or loss.”

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Immigration Order Imminent: What’s GOP’s Next Move?

Monday, November 17th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Boehner: "We're going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path."

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Senate GOP Unlikely to Quibble with $6.2 Billion Ebola Funding Request

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

About $2 billion for HHS to enhance the ability of hospitals to treat Ebola patients.

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A Peek Into the Senate Chairmen in New GOP Majority

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Try getting judicial nominees past a gavel-wielding Grassley.

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‘No Government Shutdowns and No Defaults on the National Debt’

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Incoming Senate Majority Leader McConnell offers window into 114th Congress after turning endangered seat into landslide win.

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Virginia Verifying Votes While Gillespie Decides Next Move in Senate Race

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Was Warner's main stumble overconfidence?

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McConnell Pulling Ahead in Race to Keep His Job

Friday, October 31st, 2014 - by Bill Straub

The Senate minority leader's newfound support has a grudging feel.

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No Obama Stumping for Grimes, But She’s Hoping Warren, Clinton Help Beat McConnell

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Kentucky Senate race still a close one.

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Midterm Campaigns in a Money Race to the End

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Democrats have outraised GOP, but outside groups making the FEC reports less relevant.

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Secret Service Director Promises Congress Security Fail ‘Will Never Happen Again’

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“I wish to God you protected the White House like you’re protecting your reputation today," House Dem charges.

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Movement in Congress Wants to Strip NFL of Anti-Trust Exemption

Monday, September 29th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Other lawmakers are petitioning Commissioner Roger Goodell "to combat violence against women and children in America."

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2016 Hopefuls Test the Waters with the ‘Values Voters’

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

How Jindal, Paul, Cruz and Santorum courted social conservatives at D.C. summit.

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Benghazi Committee Focuses on Security Recommendations in Surprising Bipartisan Harmony

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“I remain hopeful there are still things left in our country that can transcend politics,” chairman Gowdy said.

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Administration Vows ‘Rigorous Use of Best Available Scientific’ Data in Climate Action Plan

Sunday, September 21st, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Science Committee chairman says emissions rules "would reduce sea level rise by the thickness of a mere three sheets of paper."

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IRS Chief Says Press Reports ‘Confusing’ Loss of Emails

Friday, September 19th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Koskinen maintains if backup existed, "the IRS would be prohibited…from using such a database for email storage.”

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Immigration? Obamacare? ISIS? The Issues That Could Tilt the Senate in November

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Foreign policy poised to play a bigger role than usual in midterms, but some issues play even closer to home.

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Dems Try to Overturn Citizens United, But GOP Blocks Bill

Friday, September 12th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“Only in Washington is campaign finance reform a partisan issue,” Reid said.

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‘I Blew the Whistle, Because I Had To’

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

House panel hears "increasingly, whistleblowers are given the choice of resigning or risking jail time" under administration.

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GOPs Charge Environmental Lobby Getting ‘Unprecedented Access’ to EPA Officials

Sunday, September 7th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Access allowed NRDC "to influence EPA policy decisions and achieve its own private agenda," Issa and Vitter say.

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When Will Obama Take Unilateral Immigration Action?

Friday, September 5th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Some anticipating a "bold" announcement this month. NEW OBAMA COMMENTS: Promises decision coming "fairly soon."

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VA Investigation Reveals Poor Care, Fake Reports and ‘Nationwide Systemic Problem’

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“These veterans were at risk of never obtaining their requested or necessary appointments."

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Dozen States Sue to Block EPA Carbon Regulations

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“We will use many different tactics to fight this rule,” vows governor of the largest coal-producing state.

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Congress Agrees on VA Reform Before Leaving for Recess

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Sen. Corker votes against bill because vets "deserve a Congress that has the discipline to pay for legislation it passes."

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