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Congress

Did you get the email from Warren Buffet?

Wow! A financial tip from Warren Buffett, the “Wizard of Omaha”? Nope, a chain letter about dealing with Congress from a Warren Buffet, with one “t.” Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the message many of you may have gotten recently. (October 14, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Children, Congress aren’t so very different

    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has noticed a similarity between children and members of Congress, and the wonders if we ought to start treating Congress the same as we treat our kids when they don’t get along. (October 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Term limits idea beginning to look better

      Editor Don Whitten, long opposed to term limits, writes that he might be changing his mind about how long we allow members of Congress to serve. (May 29, 2013, Page 4)

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        Is ‘budgeting’ not a word in Washington?

        You have to live within a budget. Schools have to go by a budget. Cities and counties have budgets. But what about Congress? So wonder Editor Don Whitten as he writes about the lack of budgeting talks and progress in Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2013, Page 4)

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          Options to consider to solving gridlock

          Editor Don Whitten offers a few options to break the gridlock and stalemate common in Congress and often in state and local bodies. One was something one of his junior high coaches did – put the combatants against each other with 16-ounce boxing gloves on. (January 30, 2013, Page 4)

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            History Repeating Itself

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

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              ‘Fiscal cliff’ game goes down to the wire

              The biggest game over the past four or five days wasn’t in the NFL or NCAA; it was in Washington as government officials played the “Fiscal Cliff” bowl. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the game, picking out some highlights and some good and bad plays. (January 2, 2013, Page 4)

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                Morris, Nunnelee compete for Congress

                Democrat Brad Morris and Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee go head-to-head Tuesday at the polls where Nunnelee hopes to hold on to his position in Congress. (November 2, 2012, Page 1A, 11A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Eric Hankins writes to discuss religion in relation to Amendment 26 and says the initiative is an expression of democracy at its finest, while Ginger Mark writes to thank Rep. Alan Nunnelee for working on behalf of the diabetes community. (October 27, 2011, Page 4)

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                    We all need to help improve Congress

                    Congress, according to national polls, isn’t doing a very good job at all these days. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the problem and how we, as citizens, can help improve production from our lawmakers in Washington. (October 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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