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Departing House speaker is one of dysfunctional Congress' few adults

...these political facts of life. They should be building political support for their goals by trying to elect more Republican senators and a Republican president. But in their own alternate universe, they do just the opposite. They alienate Hispanics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-10-03/departing-house-
Spinning a spill

...bloated and incompetent that it actually poses a danger to the nation's health.John E. Sununu, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, said in The Boston Globe that the incident stems from the EPA having to justify its existence at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-20/spinning-spill
Fort Gordon, Savannah River Site funds remain in revised defense spending bill

...said. "This really gets to core competency and viability of the project."On the Guantanamo Bay issue, three Republican senators from Kansas, Colorado and South Carolina ? states where the administration has explored housing detainees ? held...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-05/fort-gordon-savannah-riv
Fort Gordon, SRS funds caught in Obama's defense bill veto

...approach. House Minority Leader Nan cy Pelosi, D-Calif., pledged Thurs day that the veto would be sustained.Republican senators and House lawmakers from Georgia and South Carolina urged Congress to override the veto."In a time of fighting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-22/fort-gordon-srs-funds-caught-
No shutdown: House approves bill to keep government open

...negotiations that that will crack the Budget Control Act once again. I say 'hallelujah.'"Eight of the 20 Republican senators who opposed Wednesday's bill are up for re-election in states carried by Mitt Romney in 2012. Presidential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-09-30/no-shutdown-house-approves-b
UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

...routine arrangements between the agency and individual IAEA member nations, while IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told Republican senators last week that he is obligated to keep the document confidential.But Republican critics are bound to harshly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2015-08-19/un-let-iran-inspect-alleged-n
Romney's call for SC Confederate flag removal sets off debate in GOP 2016 class

...should allow the families of the loved ones to bury their dead."South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of four Republican senators running for president, said he's open to revisiting the decision to use the flag, but it "is a part of who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-20/romneys-call-sc-confederate-flag-re
Senate majority leader asks SC's most powerful politician to step down as chamber's leader

...D-Columbia, proposed allowing legislators to take up the road-funding bill in the special session, but four Republican senators who oppose a gas tax increase objected."I'm convinced the only way we'll get a roads bill out is to start...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-16/senate-majority-leader-asks-scs-mos
South Carolina Senate panel's debate on roads could predict floor fight

...cut income taxes by $51 million.The Senate plan currently has no restructuring or income tax cut. And several Republican senators weren't happy.Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, introduced an amendment that would cut income taxes by 2 percentage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-28/south-carolina-senate-pa
Iran letter dangerous

...in a speech to Congress last week.In another effort to subvert Obama's tentative terms and agreements, 47 Republicans senators, organized by freshman Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, sent a signed letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-14/iran-letter-dangerous