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Dissent isn't treasonous

...take up arms against our country because you lost the White House doesn't make you a patriot," he wrote. "In fact...conservatives are not taking up arms because we lost the White House. It is because of what those who are in control are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-31/dissent-isnt-treasonous
Behind closed doors

...president's participation in them is fundamentally public in nature," said Christi Parsons, the new president of the White House Correspondents' Association.There's a masterpiece of understatement.We're at a loss to explain why the media remain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-29/behind-closed-doors
At 101, weather observer Richard Hendrickson gets service award

...proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.The retired chicken and dairy farmer, whose home sits in the heart of the ritzy Hamptons, has been recording...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2014-07-27/101-weather-observer-richard
Where's our president?

...anything happens, our president is either on the way to a fundraiser, playing golf or sleeping in the West Wing of the White House?It happened again with the recent Malaysian Airlines crash! He could not miss a fundraiser to see if Americans had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-26/wheres-our-president
Enough is enough

...smidgen" of corruption at the agency ? is in the White House."Koskinen effectively declared that, protected by the White House, the IRS can do as it wishes ? withhold evidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-22/enough-enough
House votes to boost child tax credit for high-income families, restrict it for immigrants

...cleared the House 237-173. The White House threatened to veto the bill, though...Ways and Means Committee.The White House said the bill favors high-income...would lose the credit in 2018, the White House said. An additional 6 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-25/house-votes-boost-child-ta
Another clog in the pipeline

...Keystone XL pipeline.After dithering on the Canada-to-U.S. oil pipeline for the entirety of his first term, the White House now says it is "highly unlikely" President Obama will sign off on the project before the November midterm elections...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-24/another-clog-pipeline
Good things come in threes

...a bureaucratic euphemism for termination.The White House plan to shutter the 60-percent-complete project...appropriations process, amid squabbling over amendments.And the White House ? already incensed by riders to the bill limiting federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-22/good-things-come-thre
Obama bans discrimination against federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender

...discrimination against the American people," Obama declared at a White House signing ceremony.Obama said it was unacceptable that...interpreted differently under a future commission, and the White House said Obama felt it was important to explicitly prohibit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-21/obama-bans-discrimination-
Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

...the political cover to support the outline knowing it wouldn't become law with Democrats controlling the Senate and White House.Perdue, the former corporate CEO, has his own inconsistencies.Perdue's most significant public post was on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-17/kingston-perdue-offer-few-det