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Jules Witcover

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  • Hillary comes out of the shadows

    WASHINGTON -- The long reintroduction of Hillary Clinton to the American public as a presidential candidate is getting to look like the coming-out of a wealthy and spoiled debutante. It began with a series of small, informal tea dances in the first...
  • Why the Bidens matter

    Why the Bidens matter
    The passing at only 46 of Beau Biden the elder son of Vice President Joe Biden and a former attorney general of Delaware, is particularly poignant. Forty-three years earlier, Beau had survived the car accident that took the life of his mother and infant...
  • Bob Schieffer steps down

    WASHINGTON -- When Bob Schieffer bowed out last Sunday after 24 years as moderator of CBS News' "Face the Nation," he observed that from the start "I tried to remember that the news is not about the newscaster. It's about the people who make it and...
  • Another loss for the Biden family

    WASHINGTON -- Personal tragedy revisited Vice President Joe Biden and his family over the weekend with the death at only 46 of his older son, Beau, the former attorney general of Delaware, leaving behind his wife and two children. Nearly 43 years...
  • The mixed blessing of Bill Clinton

    The mixed blessing of Bill Clinton
    In Bill Clinton's 1992 election victory, he talked of voters getting "two for the price of one," referring to his wife, Hillary, as a brainy political activist who would bring an added bonus to his presidency. By and large it worked, as her popularity...
  • GOP presidential field: Many choices of the same flavor

    WASHINGTON -- If the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey were running today's Republican Party, they could easily resolve its dilemma of having a dozen or more declared or prospective presidential candidates. They could just stuff them all in that old...
  • In quest of a wartime leader

    WASHINGTON -- Sixty-three years ago, the country turned to a military hero, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, to extract it from the Korean War. Now, with bogged-down wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria, the circumstance might suggest the time is ripe for...
  • A new blame game emerges over Iraq

    WASHINGTON -- Whenever America's reputation as the world's prime military power takes a hit, a partisan argument inevitably breaks out over who's to blame. From "Who lost China?" to "Who lost Korea?" and "Who lost Vietnam?" the two major parties have...
  • Jeb defends Iraq War on basis of regime change

    WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush's recent effort at damage control by reversing his statement on the Iraq War isn't likely to get him out of the woods. First he said he would have made the decision his brother did to invade Iraq in 2003; eventually he said he...
  • Journalists' contributions to Clinton Foundation raise credibility questions

    WASHINGTON -- While much of the political community frets over the influence of billionaire money in presidential campaigns, the much smaller world of journalism occasionally worries over the ethics of politicians crossing over into the news-and-...
  • Jeb Bush's slippery slope on Iraq

    WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush's ham-handed answer to questions about the 2003 invasion of Iraq has raised another: Is he really ready for prime time as a 2016 presidential prospect? A perplexed press is asking: What was Bush thinking? He was asked if,...