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Newsweek's Hirsh: Don't Worry About Pork, This is an 'Emergency'

Columnist opines on how Obama isn't living up to his expectations early on in his presidency.

Is GOP "Skating on Thin Ice" Over Rejecting Obama Spending Bill?

Adam Nagourney chides new RNC chair Michael Steele for celebrating the GOP's "refusal to give Mr. Obama a single vote for his economic recovery plan - albeit in language that was perhaps a tad ...

Dear NY Times: Hoover's Spirit Alive in Obama

Obama and Congress look to protectionism, higher taxes on the wealthy just like Hoover.

Not Green -- GM Car Shipped to Washington for PR Stunt

Rick Wagoner arrives to make bailout plea in Chevy Volt, but really took Chevy Malibu hybrid from Detroit to Washington.

Dear Toledo Blade: Americans Can Invest in Companies Without Bailouts

If the public aren't investing in auto manufacturers, why should Congress?

Dear Globe: Spending Santas Will Stay Jolly

Elected officials give pork indiscriminately to the nice on their list.

Unofficially Engaged Is the New Unwed

A California congresswoman thinks it's no big deal to be pregnant and not married.

The GOP Just Can't Win

For years the Times has chided the Republican Party for being too close to Wall Street. But after the GOP's initial resistance to the Wall Street bailout, reporter Jackie Calmes fears the party's ...

Steny Hoyer, Centrist? Since When?

Congressional reporter Carl Hulse has a bad habit of turning liberal Democrats into "centrists" or even "conservatives."

GOP Blamed for Failed Bailout Vote, Even Though 40% of Dems Opposed

Reporter Jackie Calmes: "...the House Republicans made the difference. Their mutiny captured just how much the Republican Party has changed from its 19th-century roots as the party of business and ...
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