| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:55 PM
PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. -- Two of my pundit colleagues -- David Brooks of The New York Times and Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal -- have written about this "boring" and "inconsequential" presidential campaign.
Perhaps the reason is that we've heard...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Debt fighters Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, dining with reporters Wednesday morning, discussed a White House official's admission that the nation's fiscal problems won't be solved by a "naked" tax increase alone, without spending cuts....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, red in the face, took off his jacket and rolled up a shirt sleeve -- but there was no relief from the discomfort of his affliction.
The poor guy is suffering from triangulation.
The man triangulating him,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:41 AM
It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true.
The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...
| Apr 11, 2013
President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it.
What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...
| Apr 11, 2013
At a Republican presidential debate in 2011, all eight candidates on the stage said they would reject a budget deal that raised taxes even if it had $10 of spending cuts for every dollar of tax increases. At Tuesday's protest, I put the reverse question...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:13 AM
A campaign to encourage Democrats to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday appears to have fallen flat.
President Obama easily won his first Granite State primary, scoring over 81% of the vote over a roster of mostly...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:26 PM
When Allen West speaks, I don't know whether to laugh, cry or scream. His latest bout of lunacy: At a town hall meeting in Martin County last week, the Republican U.S. Rep. from Plantation said that "I believe...78 to 81"......
| Dec 12, 2010
Smart women know that if a guy is sending mixed signals — promising to call but never getting around to it, making dates and then canceling, professing warm feelings but not introducing you to his friends — it can mean only one thing: He's...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Keystone XL pipeline: The U.S. State Department's inspector general's office will investigate decisions the department made regarding the Keystone XL pipeline, which would ferry oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico....