Linda Killian


Arizona Shooting Shouldn't Stop Government Openness

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The tragic events in Tucson this weekend have focused attention on a lot of things that need to be examined—dialing down political rhetoric and hate speech, tightening gun control laws, and having better systems in place to address the problems of the mentally ill.

But one thing we should be careful ...

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gun control and gun rights
Congress
Giffords, Gabrielle
Democratic Party
Republican Party
health care reform
Chaffetz, Jason
Shuler, Heath
tea party

Left And Right Attack No Labels Movement

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NEW YORK--The new group No Labels held its kick-off at Columbia University last week and announced an effort to try to reform our national political culture offering bipartisanship, civility and centrist political solutions.

It’s a goal that virtually every recent poll shows a majority of Americans ...

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Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Bayh, Evan
McCain, John
New York Times
Washington Post
Limbaugh, Rush

Obama's Tax Cut Deal With the GOP Is Bad Policy

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For the past year or so I’ve been writing a lot about bipartisanship and the need for Republicans and Democrats to work together to get something done for the American people.

So it’s hard to criticize the deal the president struck with Republicans on extending the Bush tax cuts for another two ...

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TAGS:
income tax
2012 presidential election
Warner, Mark
Wyden, Ron
deficit and national debt
Democratic Party
Republican Party
unemployment

Republicans, Democrats Must Compromise on Tax Cuts, Federal Budget

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As Americans gather around the Thanksgiving table this week and ponder what they are thankful for at a time of economic pain and uncertainty about the future, one thing unlikely to be on anybody's list is Congress.

Various recent polls show that about three quarters of all Americans disapprove of ...

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2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Republican Party
Democratic Party
deficit and national debt
income tax
politics

Deficit Commission’s Staff Salaries Raise a Red Flag

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There is pretty much something for everyone to dislike in the recommendations by the co-chairmen of the national debt commission on what to do about the national fiscal shambles.

[Take our poll: Will the Deficit Commission Chairs’ Proposals Work?]   

Their proposal, which Erskine Bowles and Alan ...

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TAGS:
deficit and national debt
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
unemployment
economy

The 2010 Election Results Could Come Down to Your Vote

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The candidates, the pollsters, the pundits, the media, and the political consultants who make all of those crazy campaign ads have had their say. Now it’s up to the voters.

Despite all of the hoopla about what a landslide election this could be for the Republicans, I predict many of the races will ...

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Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Stewart, Jon
Washington, DC
Republican Party
Buck, Ken
Strickland, Ted
politics

Negative Ads Only Fuel Voter Anger

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I’ve been traveling around the country for the past few months talking to independent voters and it is striking how angry they are and how disappointed in the entire political system.

Sure the economy is bad and people are scared about losing their jobs and their homes. But the level of cynicism and ...

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tea party
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Frank, Barney
unemployment
Massachusetts

The Senate Filibuster Isn't Going Anywhere

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With the Senate limping out of town last week for a six week recess, unable to deal with major pieces of legislation before it adjourned including small business tax relief, the defense authorization bill, and the extension of middle class tax cuts, there has been renewed attention about whether ...

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TAGS:
taxes
DeMint, Jim
Udall, Mark
Lautenberg, Frank
Harkin, Tom
Schumer, Chuck
national security terrorism and the military
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party

Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan Are the Real Heroes

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In this silly season of political name calling and finger pointing about which party is going to wreck the country faster, I was privileged recently to attend a New Hampshire ceremony that exemplified what real service to this nation involves.

I’ve been traveling the country for the past few months ...

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TAGS:
Iraq war (2003-2011)
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
national security terrorism and the military
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Gregg, Judd
Shaheen, Jeanne
Hodes, Paul
Shea-Porter, Carol
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