Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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Republican revolt

Healthcare | House vote tries to push Obamacare showdown to the Senate
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 9/20/13, 05:45 pm

WASHINGTON—The Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a measure to keep the government running and cut funding for Obamacare, kicking the debate about the new healthcare law to a place where it has been largely ignored: the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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Dodgy business

Congress | Lawmakers join the president in avoiding decisive moves on foreign and domestic fronts
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 9/20/13, 01:00 am

WASHINGTON—Hoping to end the whiplash induced by the series of Obama administration shifts on Syria, lawmakers are pivoting to a topic that used to make them cringe more than foreign policy: the now annual tradition of fiscal fights.

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Krieg Barrie

Delayed and confused

Healthcare
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 9/20/13, 01:00 am

WASHINGTON—After years of debate and controversy, Obamacare goes live on Oct. 1. That’s when the law’s health insurance exchanges can begin enrolling people for coverage starting in January. President Obama and other leading Democrats say the law is “working the way it’s supposed to.”

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