Nine Senate Republicans yesterday joined 169 of their House colleagues in defying the small- government Tea Party movement by voting to pass a bipartisan budget deal, the latest marker in an internal power struggle that could redefine the party.
She’s a billionaire businesswoman who says she wants to cut taxes and regulation to create jobs. He’s a career politician who says government is key to energizing an economy with a 12.4 percent unemployment rate.
As California lawmakers rushed to wrap up their work before going into recess until January, Governor Jerry Brown was seen playing Wiffle Ball in the courtyard of his office at the state capitol in Sacramento.
Republican lawmakers questioned whether a U.S. agreement with Russia will succeed in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons as President Barack Obama said the plan will reduce the chances of another poison gas attack.