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Donka joins GOP primary to challenge Welch

Woodstock police officer Mark Donka is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. House.

Editor’s note: This article is by John P. Gregg of the Valley News, in which it was first published May 9, 2014. HARTFORD — An Upper Valley police officer and former selectman in Hartford is launching his second bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. Republican Mark Donka, 57, said Thursday he is concerned […]

Dunsmore: Thanks to GOP House extremists, democracy is no longer in action

Viewing the TV series “West Wing” reveals how toxic and dysfunctional American politics has become and how far civility has declined.

Scott Brown to be featured speaker at GOP dinner in Rutland

Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., will be the featured speaker at the State Republican Spring Dinner on Friday June 21, 2013.

GOP official renews demand for independent investigation into Sorrell’s primary campaign

Sorrell has consistently maintained that he broke no laws, and didn’t illegally co-ordinate his campaign with an outside Super PAC funded by the Democratic Attorney Generals Association.

Vermont Democrats lag behind GOP in ad spending

Campaign finance reports were due to on Friday. Photo by Kevin Rawlings

Lindley, chair of the Vermont GOP: “Maybe it’s unusual for Republicans to stand up and say we’ve had enough of the arrogance of single party rule.”

Dunsmore: Among GOP presidential hopefuls — once and future — no masters of foreign policy

The Republican playbook, which once portrayed Democrats as being soft on communism, was revised after 9/11 to make that soft on terrorism.

Vermont GOP: Shumlin’s economic policies hurting Vermonters

The Shumlin administration has introduced uncertainty into an already uncertain economy with its undefined single-payer plan and raised taxes on hard working Vermonters.

Vermont GOP chair McDonald wins award

Every year the Times Argus sponsors their Best of the Best awards. This year under the Best category of “Heart of Vermont” Pat was named the Best Public Personality or Politician.

Vermont GOP: Another business leaves Vermont

Governor Shumlin and the Democrat legislative supermajority’s inability to make serious changes in Vermont’s property tax structure is costing Vermonters jobs. Just recently Fox 44 detailed how one company has had to leave the Green Mountain State.

On video: Welch assails GOP’s “budget busting” health care repeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 6, 2011 CONTACT: Paul Heintz At Rules Committee, Welch assails GOP’s budget-busting health care repeal Sharing Vermont stories, Welch cites irresponsibility of ending free preventive care WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) took to the House Rules Committee Thursday to assail Republican efforts to add $230 billion to the […]

On video: Welch assails GOP's "budget busting" health care repeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 6, 2011 CONTACT: Paul Heintz At Rules Committee, Welch assails GOP’s budget-busting health care repeal Sharing Vermont stories, Welch cites irresponsibility of ending free preventive care WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) took to the House Rules Committee Thursday to assail Republican efforts to add $230 billion to the […]

Margolis: Without veto-sustaining mission, House GOP is in search of purpose

Republican Lt. Gov.-elect Phil Scott, right, sits with Gov.-elect Peter Shumlin, a Democrat

“I strongly believe we have a purpose here,” said Rep. Donald Turner, the House Minority Leader, while acknowledging that “our caucus understands that its roll has changed substantially.”

Sanders: Why the Obama-GOP tax cuts will hurt the middle class

In addition to the $700 million income tax cut over two years for the wealthiest Americans, the agreement includes a 20 percent break on the estate tax and a continuation of the Bush-era, 15 percent tax on capital gains.

Sanders offered amendment, voted "no" on Obama-GOP tax deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Wednesday offered an amendment to let Bush-era tax breaks for the top 2 percent expire at the end of the year.

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