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GOP ponders how to capitalize on Obama's woes
President Barack Obama speaks during a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta.
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GOP ponders how to capitalize on Obama's woes | 39 minutes
The scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election losses.
Sat May 18, 2013
US News & World Report
Do the Obama Scandals Rise to the Level of Watergate?
Forty years ago today, the Watergate hearings got underway in Congress. As the Washington Post's Jules Witcover reported at the time, "there was little in this first day of the Watergate hearings to please the sadistic, except perhaps the sight of hundreds sitting stolidly through yawn-inspiring recountings or oft-told tales of how the whole ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
David and Goliath
Four chairs and a couch surround a glass-top coffee table in Rep. James Lankford's Capitol Hill office.
Wed May 15, 2013
Health reforms penalize some Indians
When Liz DeRouen needs any kind of health care services, from diabetes counseling to a dental cleaning, she checks into a government-funded clinic in Northern California's wine country that covers all her medical needs.
Health Care Law Changes Could Affect Oklahoma Tribes
Some Native Americans could be forced to pay a fine or buy their own health insurance under changes enacted in the federal health care overhaul.
Tue May 14, 2013
The Japan Times
U.S. defense cuts: An ax is needed, not a scalpel
Over the last decade America's Republican Party put militarism before limited government.
Defense Department announces 11 days of furloughs, beginning in July
An estimated 24,000 Oklahoma civilian workers will lose two days of work per period through the end of the fiscal year, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says.
As Boehner bravely resists bullying by the VRWC, members of his caucus act out
House Republican members are defying Speaker John Boehner and five committee chairmen by endorsing a measure that would set up a special panel to investigate the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Mon May 13, 2013
Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Tom Cole seeks special committee to investigate Benghazi killings
Rep. Tom Cole is among four Oklahoma lawmakers sponsoring legislation for a single panel to focus on the Benghazi, Libya, attack, while Rep.
Obama back on Obamacare offense - Sebelius ramps up pitch to...
OBAMA BACK ON OBAMACARE OFFENSE The president is championing his namesake law again, vigorously defending it at a White House event for women on Friday and urging Americans not to be "bamboozled" by what he described as misinformation from opponents.
A rosier economic outlook now colors political picture for Obama
Recent glimmers of hope that the economy is gaining strength are both helping and hindering the prospects for President Obama's second-term agenda.
Sun May 12, 2013
Rising Revenue Undercuts Parties' Tax-Spending Arguments
During the recurring fiscal crises of the past few years, Republicans have pressed for deep budget cuts, including fundamental changes to programs such as Medicare and Social Security.
Thu May 09, 2013
Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole tells Air Force leaders to take action in sexual assaults
Oklahoma Republican, whose district includes Tinker Air Force Base, says heads should roll after series of incidents and a recent report showing increase in sexual assaults in the military.
Wed May 08, 2013
Okla. rep introduces homeschool tax deduction bill
Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole has introduced legislation to allow homeschool families a tax deduction already available to elementary and secondary school teachers for certain expenses.
Mon May 06, 2013
The Huffington Post
GOP Website Hacked To Show Viagra Ads
The National Republican Congressional Committee's website was hacked Sunday , with the domain "nrcc.org" showing links to erectile dysfunction drugs.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Sussex ascendant at Delaware Republican convention
Delaware Republicans held their annual state convention in Wilmington on Saturday, and it's clear that Sussex County wields heavy influence statewide.
Boehnerland on GOP debt limit plan: 'No decisions anytime soon'
Boehner's spokesman, Michael Steel, said the Ohio Republican is "talking with members, and the American people, about the best way to increase the debt limit consistent with the Boehner rule," which he said demands spending cuts equal to or greater than the amount of a debt-limit increase.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
The sequester isn't going away
After Democrats held the edge on the fiscal cliff deal back in January, many on Capitol Hill seemed to expect that Republicans would quickly fold when budget cuts from the sequester started hitting home and hitting the headlines.
The News Journal
GOP vows to fight 'one-party' rule
The Delaware Republican Party's leaders and workhorses - the kind of citizens who sacrifice a gorgeous spring day in a windowless hotel ballroom to discuss politics - added a new name to the party's inner circle Saturday.