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Bill Straub

Washington freelancer Bill Straub is former White House correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service.
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What’s to Become of Obama’s Tax Proposals?

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Paul Ryan: “A $320 billion tax hike is the last thing we need."

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Campaign 2016 in Congress: Oval Office-Minded Senators Strategize

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 - by Bill Straub

Jeb and Mitt may be in, but the lawmakers eyeing a presidential run aren't out.

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Dems Accuse GOPs of Trying to ‘Game the System’ with Dynamic Scoring Change

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

GOPs say it's not fuzzy math, but a more realistic picture from the CBO of how much legislation will cost or save.

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Does the Right Have a Shot at Ousting Boehner?

Sunday, January 4th, 2015 - by Bill Straub

House members who've come forward to challenge him this week did so unsuccessfully in 2013, and they may not get much help from freshmen this time.

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Benched by the Senate: Who Made It Through in Last-Minute Confirmations

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Obama has surpassed his predecessors with 305 of his district and circuit court nominees confirmed in six years.

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Report Finds Partial Peer Reviewers on the Endangered Species Declarations

Friday, December 19th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Not so independent after all, say Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee.

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VA Helpline Leaving Homeless Veterans Out in the Cold

Monday, December 15th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Inspector general's report is "embarrassing to our nation’s brave men and women."

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DACA Beneficiary Tells Congress She Feels Attacked by Opponents of Immigration Executive Actions

Friday, December 12th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“I am still afraid that my mom and dad will be deported," DREAMer activist testifies.

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Senators: Rolling Stone Controversy Not ‘Excuse for Congress to Do Nothing’ on Campus Sexual Assaults

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

McCaskill: "Our problem is not victims embellishing, our problem is victims are too frightened to come forward.”

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Dems Pushing Through Nuclear Commission Nominee Who Recently Visited His First Nuke Energy Plant

Friday, December 5th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Boxer refuses to hold confirmation hearing for Baran, a former staffer for Waxman.

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Pro Sports Leagues Tell Senate Panel They’re Working on Domestic Violence Problems

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Thune: "This brand of violence extends well beyond what is covered by the tabloids and sports media."

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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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