WASHINGTON — Hypocrisy is nothing new in Washington. The long-running debate over taxes and spending, however, is producing especially blatant examples of politicians contradicting themselves or attacking opponents for taking the very stances they’ve taken themselves.
SALT LAKE CITY — She doesn’t wear a cowboy hat favored by traditional picks for interior secretary. Sally Jewell prefers fleece and Gore-Tex jackets and wears a safety helmet when she needs it for scaling cliffs, skiing or kayaking.
Politicians seek credit in rising economyWASHINGTON (AP) — Increased hiring, lower unemployment, stock market on the rise. Who gets the credit?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Severe spending cuts now the law of the land, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpability for failing to stave off what both parties acknowledged was a foolhardy way to slash $85 billion in federal spending.
PORTLAND (AP) — The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office to show how cuts brought by sequestration will affect Oregon and other states.
HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz flew home from Washington last week, leaving behind a capital baffled by Republicans like him in Congress: those who stubbornly refuse to compromise with President Barack Obama, a tactic that some see as damaging the GOP brand and pushing the nation repeatedly to the brink of fiscal chaos.
GRANTS PASS — Longstanding proposals to protect rivers and forests in Oregon as wilderness areas were reintroduced in Congress on Thursday by Oregon’s two senators.
WASHINGTON — John Boehner is pulling back. After two stressful years as Washington’s most powerful Republican and a pair of failed, high-profile rounds of budget talks with President Barack Obama — and disappointment over Obama’s re-election — the battle-scarred House speaker has adopted a you-first approach to the Democrat in the White House, his allies who control the Senate and anyone else who wants to work with them.
WASHINGTON (AP) If anything illustrated President Barack Obama's new sense of self-confidence, it was his State of the Union call for an increase in the national minimum wage.
Highlights of the economic and other proposals President Barack Obama called for in his State of the Union address: *JOBS: Partner with businesses and communities to invest in American-made technologies through a network of Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, three of which Obama said he would create by executive order while asking Congress to create 15 more. Eliminate tax breaks that encourage companies to move jobs outside the U.S., and rewrite the tax code.
WASHINGTON (AP) Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit "even worse" than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term. In his first State of the Union address since winning re-election, Obama conceded economic revival is an "unfinished task," but he claimed clear progress and said he prepared to build on it as he embarks on four more years in office.
WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans charged Wednesday that President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union address studded with tired liberal notions and campaign-style hostility and said the speech did little to ease partisan tensions over issues like gigantic budget deficits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has a new look, both in person and online, and with the president’s re-election, she has four more years as first lady, too. That’s got many people wondering: What will she do with them?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday heard personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations as he drafts the Obama administration’s response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. He pledged that action would be taken.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will speak at the GOP dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the picnic area at the Wasco County Fair.
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