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Jules Witcover

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  • 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,...
  • Hillary: Hiding in plain sight

    WASHINGTON -- In President Obama's struggle with Congress to win fast-track authority on trade with 12 Pacific nations, a conspicuously missing voice has been that of his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, now a declared 2016 presidential...
  • Is Jeb Bush his 'own man' on Iraq invasion?

    WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush, in an early declaration that he was not his brother George's clone, flatly acknowledged that while he loved his kin he was "my own man," and would shape his own course if elected president in 2016. The observation seemed a hint...
  • A 'believer' tells all, or almost

    WASHINGTON -- The man who did more than anyone to put Barack Obama in the Oval Office (other than Obama himself) has written a highly revealing campaign memoir, appropriately titled "Believer." The president's prime political strategist, fellow Chicagoan...
  • GOP parts from tradition of candidates waiting their 'turn'

    WASHINGTON -- Times certainly have changed in the Republican Party. Gone are the times when patience was its own reward and loyal leading members would await their turn in the list of aspiring presidential candidates. No longer. Of six declared...
  • Anybody can be president?

    WASHINGTON -- The old adage that every mother's son can grow up to be president -- now revised to include her daughter -- is being put to the test with a vengeance in this current election cycle. The latest batch of Republicans -- businesswoman Carly...
  • Rolling Stone's journalistic credibility is called into question

    WASHINGTON -- The implosion of a Rolling Stone story describing an alleged rape at the University of Virginia has dealt yet another blow to the American press, which was already held in suspicion and low regard among much of the nation's reading public....
  • Bernie Sanders to the rescue

    WASHINGTON -- Up to now, most talk in Democratic Party circles about the 2016 primaries has been about whether a challenge would be good or bad for the clear frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. But now comes Bernie Sanders, making the case that it will be...
  • Baltimore, then and now

    WASHINGTON -- Of all the images captured of this week's riots in Baltimore, none was more arresting that of an irate mother chasing, berating and striking her protesting son. It went to the heart of parental responsibility in getting an errant 16-year-...
  • The selling of a hero

    WASHINGTON -- The Lone Ranger knew what he was doing when he inspired the famous inquiry as he rode off into the sunset: "Who was that masked man?" The American tradition of mystery and modesty surrounding our heroes, especially those in the military,...
  • War remains Obama's unending nightmare

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's acceptance of personal responsibility for the death of two noncombatants, one of them an American, in that drone strike on a terrorist site in Pakistan echoed how the fog of war has smothered his highest ambitions. The...