Elections | The Augusta Chronicle

...2014 By Susan McCord By Susan McCord By Doug Stutsman Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 There are many reasons the Republicans steam-rolled over the Democrats in Georgia's Tuesday voting, but what about the next election? Don't Miss ...

House speaker out of line

...different views of Middle East policy than does Obama. Without a doubt Boehner's invitation exacerbated the division between Republicans and the president.The Chronicle went on to connect the Jewish vote for the president as a club over his head. This was...

People should check government's power by better preserving liberty

...chances are the government will be too energetic, and will not be operating to protect liberty.This is true whether Republicans or Democrats are in charge. Each branch should check the other branches; parties disrupt this by uniting around ideological...

Georgia may lower state income tax

ATLANTA -- Georgia Republicans have introduced a bill that will lower the rate on income taxes for individuals and businesses that their economists estimate will result in 14,000 or so jobs.

GOP lawmakers accuse Federal Reserve chief of political bias

...Chairwoman Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans, who challenged the central bank's lack of accountability...govern its decisions on setting interest rates.Conservative Republicans in both the House and Senate are pushing the measures as...

Poll: Most Americans say their taxes too high, while the wealthy pay too little

...economics."It's not flying with Republicans in Congress, who oppose higher taxes...raising taxes on capital gains. Among Republicans and independents, 46 percent supported...Obama withdrew the proposal after Republicans and some Democrats in Congress opposed...

Defiant Obama vetoes Keystone XL oil pipeline bill

...Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Republicans were "not even close" to giving up...he vetoed the bill.The veto forced Republicans, still reveling in their dramatic gains...override Obama's veto by March 3. Republicans were also considering inserting Keystone...

Editorial: Pipeline clogged again

...crude oil to flow through the Canadian-backed pipeline to U.S. refineries will require a veto override ? which Senate Republicans currently are about four votes shy of obtaining ? or by attaching it to a spending bill or other difficult-to-veto...

Rants & Raves

...sending us a SPLOST to vote on. It will fail.TO THE ATTEMPTED educators with bad history knowledge: The Dem o crats and Republicans of yore are not at all the same groups as the current ones. Stop trying to badmouth the Democrats of today by wrongfully...

Yellen reiterates Fed's patience in raising rates

...signaled that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.But Republicans, who now control Congress, have complained that the Fed's...Congress and further reforms" of the Fed.Conservative Republicans in both the House and Senate have been pushing for legislation...