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  • New congressional leadership, same stalemate

    WASHINGTON -- All through the 2014 midterm campaign and thereafter. the Republican leaders boasted that once they got their hands on the reins of Congress they would come out smoking with their long-stymied agenda for getting the country out of the...
  • Jeb Bush tastes first success in 2016 nomination stakes

    WASHINGTON -- The early decision of Jeb Bush to jump-start a Republican race for the 2016 presidential nomination has already bagged its first victim in Mitt Romney. The sudden withdrawal of the 2012 nominee, after briefly testing the waters with donors,...
  • Crowded field seeks GOP nomination for 2016

    Never in memory have so many presidential hopefuls plunged this early before an election year into the money chase to put themselves on the path to the White House. And for whatever reason, all of them are Republicans. The latest to announce an...
  • Netanyahu takes center stage in Boehner's latest folly

    WASHINGTON -- Not since Gen. Douglas MacArthur was called on to address Congress after being fired by President Harry Truman in 1951 has such an invitation to an outsider caused such a stir as House Speaker John Boehner's welcome mat to Israeli Prime...
  • A sorry Republican preview for 2016

    WASHINGTON -- As the likely coronation of Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee quietly progresses without serious opposition, the Republicans seem to be working overtime publicizing an abundance of long shots hoping to be her...
  • Jules Witcover: Obama, facing reality, leans left

    Perhaps six years too late, President Barack Obama gave strong indications in his State of the Union address that he's finally bought into the famous definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results....
  • The Republicans take over, sort of

    WASHINGTON -- With the Republicans now totally in charge of Congress, they have the chance to make good on their promise that things are going to change on Capitol Hill. But their opening moves suggest more of the same old same old. The new House's first...
  • 'Class war' themes resurface in party rhetoric

    'Class war' themes resurface in party rhetoric
    There's something eminently straightforward about President Obama's State of the Union proposal to raise taxes on the richest Americans and boost income for the middle class. Robin Hood had the same idea, and the Republican Party has endlessly declared it...
  • On debating the war vs. ISIS

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has an opportunity for a quick recovery from his Paris no-show gaffe. He can and should move swiftly to ask Congress for new authorization to use the military force he's already initiated against the Islamic State in Iraq and...
  • AWOL in Paris: What was Obama thinking?

    AWOL in Paris: What was Obama thinking?
     One song President Obama probably isn't singing to himself right now is "The Last Time I Saw Paris." In failing to put in an appearance at the mass street demonstration against the dark cloud of terrorism that has just visited the City of Light, he has...
  • Is a Bush-Romney faceoff ahead?

    WASHINGTON -- If Jeb Bush's early disclosure that he's clearing the decks for a 2016 presidential bid was meant to scare off all Republican opposition, it appears to have backfired on him. The party's 2012 losing nominee, Mitt Romney, seems to have...