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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Road trip

Lots of emails last week about my column on dealing with Tom DeLay
while I ran the political programs division of The National Association
of Realtors. “How,” one wanted to know, “did you go from lobbying to journalism?” Good question. Wrong question. Wrong assumption.  I went from
journalism to Congressional staff work to politics and then back to
journalism. It was, with apologies to Jerry Garcia, a long strange road.

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Knowing when to hold your tongue

With Republicans frantically rushing to repair their image in the
face of budding scandals, the jubilation of Democrats has been muted by
concerns over their own House leadership — namely, Nancy Pelosi. Key
minority members are growing more uncomfortable daily with their floor
leader’s seeming inability to set a positive tone.

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Behind the Senate’s back

On Jan. 14, President Bush outraged Democrats and discomfited some
institution-minded Republicans when he bypassed the Senate confirmation
process and made 17 recess appointments to posts in his administration.

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When cronyism trumps experience

The swearing-in Monday of Julie Myers as head of a massive agency in
the front lines of the fight against terrorists and illegal immigrants
came amid criticism that she is too inexperienced for the job.

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