Contract with America

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Republicans are now searching for a new leader, but personality and charisma will not heal this deep divide between politics and governance that has plagued the party for more than two decades. It may be the greatest unintended consequence of the Gingrich revolution.
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The agenda calls for 13 specific policy changes, including approving universal pre-K, raising the federal minimum wage to
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I have long argued that term limits were a treatment of the symptoms of government's problems, rather than the causes. The reason you cannot get politicians to leave office is the benefits of power. Address that issue and politicians might leave voluntarily.
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As the 2016 presidential election approaches, I feel uninspired by the Republican candidates who appear most likely to be pursuing the nation's highest office. With Democrats having at least one candidate who will likely be able to unite their base, I fear that Republicans may once again be without a visionary leader.
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The biggest political event of the week (for Democrats, at any rate) was Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats rolling out a new campaign agenda -- the "Middle Class Jumpstart" -- in the tradition of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America."
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Sequestration, a series of automatic spending cuts totaling more than $1 trillion over the next decade, will begin to take
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The GOP put forth a doctrine that was, and is still today, a contract on America, the goal of which is the privatization of our public education, health & welfare system.
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Democrats called the latest formal list of Republican promises the "Pledge to Destroy America." The destruction was done by the damned lies that denigrated trust in political institutions. It was deliberately done to diminish America's democratic government.
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(It's also worth noting that the New Republic recently named Gingrich to their list of "over-rated thinkers," though, as
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He would also, "if necessary," move half of the "bureaucrats," or up to 11,500 people, at the Department of Homeland Security
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The plan is modeled after the original Contract With America released by the Republican Party in 1994, just weeks before
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Republican overreach is in the air. You can see it, smell it, taste it everywhere, as you have in years past. And the only surprise is that is that it happened so quickly this time around.
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It isn't clear what Zenawi means in his repeated use of the word "contract" to describe the relationship between the people of Ethiopia and his party.
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Gingrich's chance to become president, to some extent, rests upon finding a potent if offbeat idea through which he can capture the imagination of his party's base.
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In an Associated Press poll released last week, 38 percent of respondents approved of the job Democrats in Congress are doing
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America has always been a nation of violence and fear. The nation was born out of a military struggle. Did we select one
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HSF: Some analysts have identified that Obama has been more visible in the campaigns in the last few weeks. How much impact
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Do not expect the change in the balance of power on Capitol Hill to have any dramatic effect on foreign policy.
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It's what people believe you are that matters.
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At least one of Newt's wives would tell us that Newt is a man who "played a wonderful con" in connection with his marriages and is "authentically dishonest."