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  • For D.C. insiders, name of the game is getting the 'get'

    WASHINGTON -- In the highly competitive news business in this ultra-political town, a constant battle goes on among reporters to obtain interviews with the most knowledgeable governmental insiders from the White House to Congress. This is particularly...
  • Chris Christie: Still in your face

    WASHINGTON -- As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plays the victim in the George Washington Bridge scandal, betrayed as he puts it by underlings in his office, much political crepe is being draped around his broad shoulders. But it doesn't necessarily...
  • Obama's unheralded goal: Getting foreign policy off combat track

    WASHINGTON -- The most poignant moment in President Obama's fifth State of the Union address came near the end, when he introduced the Army Ranger severely wounded in Afghanistan sitting in the House gallery, to thundering and heartfelt applause from...
  • Remembering Joe McGinniss, chronicler of presidential image making

    WASHINGTON -- In the history of presidential campaign books, Theodore H. White's "The Making of the President" series in the 1960s set the standard for inside-the- campaign books to follow. He combined unique access and a sweeping view of the process to...
  • Are Democrats looking beyond Obama?

    WASHINGTON -- Democratic strategists were particularly dismayed at the loss of their congressional candidate, Alex Sink, in Tuesday's special election in Florida's 13th congressional district, fearing it might be seen as foretelling doom for the Obama...
  • After horrible year, Obama's Christmas break couldn't come soon enough

    WASHINGTON -- As President Obama tries to enjoy his Christmas vacation in Hawaii (the land of his birth, as recognized by most Americans except the diehard fringe still casting him as a foreigner), he has a lot to reflect on. In his last White House...
  • Snowden declares victory, and Obama might concede

    WASHINGTON -- In an interview in Moscow, former National Security Agency surveillance operative Edward Snowden has claimed he's "already won" in his mission to throw the NSA on the defensive over its sky's-the-limit sweep of Americans' phone...
  • A year consumed by Obamacare fight, with more to come

    WASHINGTON -- As the end of 2013 approaches, seldom has a domestic issue so dominated the political center stage as Obamacare did this year. The president's health-care insurance law has ridden a policy roller-coaster and will still have a huge question...
  • After a fruitless year in Washington, New Year's blues ahead

    WASHINGTON -- As President Obama greets the new year amid the balmy breezes of Hawaii, he must brace himself for the stiff winds that await him back here in the nation's dysfunctional capital. Desperate to accentuate the positive, his political...
  • As Democratic left revives, will Hillary join its ranks?

    WASHINGTON -- Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently...
  • Obama's relevance hinges on unifying party behind him

    WASHINGTON -- As President Obama faces the new year presumably refreshed by his Hawaii vacation, he also faces a growing impression, fanned to be sure by his Republican critics, that he somehow has become irrelevant, especially in the wake of the...