Congress (page 8)

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    Congress Should Curb President’s Spending Power

    Soren Dayton and Andrew Lautz argue at National Review Online that now is the time for Congress to tighten the reins on the president’s ability to spend taxpayers’ money. If you’re measuring in dollars, the stakes for congressional oversight of the executive branch have never been higher. The…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    Left’s Attacks Help Manchin, Sinema at Home

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner probes the political impact of recent criticism aimed at two Democratic U.S. senators. Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have emerged as the two most sought-after votes in the Senate, shoring up their centrist credentials at home and their power in Washington…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    AOC Attacks Mean Good News for Manchin

    Philip Klein of National Review Online explains why one Democratic U.S. senator shouldn’t be too disappointed to face a new attack from a House counterpart. Rich [Lowry] predicted a looming smear campaign against Senator Joe Manchin for reiterating that he opposes the filibuster and also Democrats’ federal elections…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2021
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    Defending the Filibuster Against a Renewed Attack

    Fred Bauer argues at National Review Online in favor of preserving the U.S. Senate’s filibuster. Remember “norms”? Throughout the Trump presidency, this was one of the watchwords of the Washington establishment. It was invoked in issues small (a vulgar tweet about a journalist) and large (a months-long campaign…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2021
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    Probing the Impact of an Aging Senate

    Paul Mirengoff of the Power Line blog ponders the impact of age on the nation’s No. 1 deliberative body. The Washington Post reports that the current U.S. Senate is the oldest in American history. Dianne Feinstein turns 88 this month. Charles Grassley turns 88 in September. Richard Shelby…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2021
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    Schumer Confuses Winning With Being Right

    Mark Andrew Dwyer writes for the American Thinker about the U.S. Senate’s shifty majority leader. U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Mr. Chuck Schumer, portrays himself as an unrelenting warrior for democracy and the champion of the oppressed. But in his narrow perspective, in which maintaining his and his party’s…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2021
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    Vice President’s Unpopularity Could Help Sink Federal Election Overhaul

    David Harsanyi writes at National Review Online about Vice President Kamala Harris’ potential impact on Democrats’ federal election scheme. Now that Vice President Kamala Harris has apparently squared away the crisis at the southern border — along with the root causes of Central American migration — she’s been…
    Mitch Kokai, June 4, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports the latest developments in the dispute over Gov. Roy Cooper’s top environmental official. David Bass reports on the state House’s vote to cut off expanded federal unemployment benefits. The latest CJ Opinion explains how N.C. state legislators can stop Washington’s “insane” spending.
    Mitch Kokai, June 4, 2021