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Conservatives home in on Obama, high-speed rail

(The following appeared on The Hill website on March 26, 2011.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “ObamaRail” is fast becoming the new “ObamaCare” for many Republicans.

Conservative activists are deriding the high-speed rail proposals set out by President Obama in his State of the Union address and 2012 budget as wasteful spending that imposes new mandates on cash-strapped state governments.

The vehemence of Republican critics has surprised even some Republicans, who say transportation issues used to find more bipartisan support.

The full story is at www.thehill.com.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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