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Bill Straub

Washington freelancer Bill Straub is former White House correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service.
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Senate Panel Calls GOP Officials to Urge Action on Climate Change

Friday, June 20th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Vitter, though, warns committee of “the economic calamity" of the path "President Obama unilaterally selected for America."

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Oversight Report: Obama’s Use of ‘Bully Pulpit’ Led to IRS Targeting

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

"Initiated and progressed in the context of a fierce rhetorical campaign by the president to delegitimize Citizens United."

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FBI Steps Into VA Probe as Congress Agrees on Initial Reforms

Friday, June 13th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

"We're working with the VA IG and we'll follow it wherever the facts take us,'' Director Comey said.

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Senate Appropriators Want $1B for Unaccompanied Illegal Immigrant Children

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Republicans say the crisis, which could top 60,000 kids, is "directly the result of Obama's own policies."

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GOP House Negotiator Says Immigration Reform Not Dead, Has ’50/50 Chance’

Monday, June 9th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

But key immigration Dem said the House likely will not act this session if legislation isn’t taken up by July 4.

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TSA ‘Abusively and Arbitrarily’ Using Security Designation to Hide Information

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“Limits on such labeling of information are needed to provide greater transparency and accountability," report finds.

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Boxer Slams Nuclear Commission for Post-Fukushima Foot-Dragging

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Vitter contends, though, that they “should not be committed to regulating just for the sake of regulating.”

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EPA Says ‘Science Is Clear’ as Agency Imposes Tough New Coal Rules

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

U.S. Chamber says regulation could decrease a family’s disposable income by $3,400 per year and cost 200,000-plus jobs.

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Chairman: UN, White House Climate Reports ‘an Excuse to Control the American People’

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Congress should “focus on good science, rather than politically correct science," says committee leader.

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Norquist: ‘Conservatives May Have Wanted More Incarceration Than Was Necessary’

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Decisions regarding corrections shouldn’t be “trusted to bureaucrats,” activist tells PJM.

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Cuccinelli: ‘If Amnesty Goes Through, It Can Turn Around Momentum’ in GOP Base

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Tells PJM that party needs to channel the public's "revulsion" over Obamacare into votes.

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Blackwell: GOP Must Face ‘Rapid Decline in Morality,’ Prioritize Social Issues

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Former Ohio secretary of state tells PJM devotion to social issues “will solve economic issues."

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Criminal Justice Reform: A New Domain of the Right?

Monday, May 26th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

"It's not simply to extract retribution. It's to provide a safer society. And to treat people humanely," says former NRA chief.

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GOP to Reid: We’ll See Your ‘Fill the Tree’ with a Filibuster

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

McConnell: “It’s about protecting the right of the American people to have a say in what goes on in Washington."

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Gowdy Carries ‘Confidence’ of Boehner and Hopes of Right as Benghazi Chairman

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

The former prosecutor tapped to lead special committee isn't one of the speaker's allies and once called the minority leader “mind-numbingly stupid."

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Debut Hearing for HHS Nominee Suggests Smooth Path to Confirmation

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

McCain introduces Burwell to Senate health committee, says OMB director qualified to take over from Sebelius.

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White House Report Says Climate Change Here and Severe

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

One Senate critic, though, called the document “a political one used to justify more government overreach.”

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Should Felons Get Their Voting Rights Restored?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Two senators split over whether only nonviolent felons should be able to cast a ballot.

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Supreme Court Ruling Empowers EPA

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

House GOPs: “We cannot allow EPA’s aggressive regulatory expansion to go unchecked."

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General on Benghazi Intervention: ‘We Should Have Tried… Always Move to the Sound of the Guns’

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Could U.S. forces have reached the consulate in time? “We may have been able to, but we’ll never know," retired official tells panel.

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Ryan: Safety Net, Economic Growth Needed to ‘Lift People Out of Poverty’

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Dem Van Hollen, though, accuses GOP of "false and pernicious stereotype that many of these struggling individuals prefer to rely on these safety nets."

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Can a Down Syndrome Man’s Death Teach Police How to Handle the Disabled?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“Ethan’s Hearing" implores Congress to get involved.

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From ‘Prudent’ to ‘Shameful,’ Latest Keystone Delay Irks Both Sides of the Aisle

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Despite calls for the shovel-ready jobs and GDP boost to get moving, State Department defends kicking the can.

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Congressional Research Service Confirms Decline in Production on Federal Lands Under Obama

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

It is the production increase on private lands that has the U.S. on track to become the world’s largest oil producer.

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What’s Next in the GOP’s Obamacare Fight?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Obama's victory lap continues with a friendly CBO report as Republicans sharpen their focus on one of the law's main effects.

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