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Jules Witcover

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  • Obama can't escape war

    WASHINGTON -- There's a certain irony in the fact that the American president who won the office vowing to end the two wars he inherited finds himself after six years as much a wartime president as the man he succeeded. President George W. Bush seized...
  • Netanyahu casts a pall over US-Israeli relations

    WASHINGTON -- The recent series of events involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress, his election-eve disavowal of a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israel dilemma and his subsequent election backtracking on it have...
  • Cruz zeroes in on his base

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the first Republican hopeful to formally enter the race for his party's 2016 nomination, is not one for subtlety. In his choice of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., a fundamentalist Christian hotbed, he preached...
  • Bibi's bait-and-switch on Palestine

    WASHINGTON -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory -- won on the strength of his temporary promise never to approve a two-state solution for Palestine and Israel -- was akin to pulling a rabbit out of a hat. He hoodwinked the Israeli...
  • Democrats have a weak bench should Hillary falter

    WASHINGTON -- The furor over Hillary Clinton's private email account has brought undesired attention to her pre-candidacy for president. It resurrects old questions not only about her penchant for privacy but also about her political skills and those of...
  • Curtis Gans, a man who changed the course of history

    WASHINGTON -- In high-stakes politics, sometimes the action of a little-known player drastically alters the chessboard with significant results. Such was the case of Curtis Gans, a serious game-changer who, as a University of North Carolina graduate,...
  • For Hillary, the past is prologue

    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton must have experienced deja vu the other day, facing a demanding press bombarding her with questions about her penchant for privacy. The specifics of the interrogation were different, but the response was essentially the...
  • Partisanship goes overboard

    WASHINGTON -- It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the...
  • 50 years after Selma

    WASHINGTON -- Every once in a while, a historic event occurs that eloquently meets the needs of a contemporary national trial. Just such an occasion occurred last weekend with the 50th anniversary of the bloody civil rights march across the Edmund...
  • Open season on Hillary

    WASHINGTON -- After months of seeming invulnerability, Hillary Clinton's penchant for privacy has given her frustrated Republican foes a possible opening to bring to earth her high-flying pre-candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. The...
  • Bibi does D.C.

    WASHINGTON -- That was quite a performance Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives, courtesy of Speaker John Boehner in his continuing campaign to impede and discredit the presidency of Barack...