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  • Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]
    Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...
  • Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics

    WASHINGTON -- Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to...
  • Jules Witcover: Hillary and the high wire

    WASHINGTON -- In Barbara Walters' latest ABC News interview with Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state barely moved the needle in the will-she-won't-she guessing game over seeking the presidency in 2016. She said she will do so...
  • Americans show more signs of war fatigue

    WASHINGTON -- As public support for sweeping security surveillance of Americans' phone traffic to frustrate terrorism at home appears to be coming unglued, so has their patience with the longest war in U.S history, in far-off and incomprehensible...
  • 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...
  • Bob Dole still doling out good advice

    WASHINGTON--The famous Douglas MacArthur line that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away" certainly doesn't apply, not yet anyway, to World War II combat hero and later Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole. Now age 90 but still going strong,...
  • The fateful politics of November 22, 1963

    WASHINGTON -- Among the greatest ironies of President John F. Kennedy's fateful visit to Texas in late November 1963 was that it was a political mission to resolve a rift among Texas Democrats looking toward his own re-election bid in 1964. The chief...
  • Jules Witcover: Remembering the national tragedy 50 years ago

    WASHINGTON -- Any American old enough remember 50 years ago is likely to recall just how and where he or she heard of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the sorrowful and dramatic days following November 22, 1963, culminating in his...
  • Senate Democrats go nuclear to preserve majority rule

    WASHINGTON -- The old axiom, be careful what you wish for because you may get it, is back in play here with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's successful change in Senate rules dealing with that old albatross, the filibuster. After five years of...