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  • Chris Christie as 'The Elephant': Cruelty as a political issue

    As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was declared the victor in his reelection campaign — a few seconds after the polls closed Tuesday night, so expansive was his win — the countdown immediately began. Fat jokes in 3 … 2 … 1. By...
  • Is the debt ceiling finally dead as a weapon?

    Is the debt ceiling finally dead as a weapon?
    The question may seem premature, since the threat of a debt-ceiling breach and a government default still darkens America's skies, like a thunderhead.  Yet Tuesday's utter collapse of the House Republican caucus surely demonstrates the severe...
  • New mayor known for strong stands

    New mayor known for strong stands
    In Matthew Harper's nearly three years on the Huntington Beach City Council, he has built a reputation as conservative, pro-business and unfraid to put in his 2 cents. He always comes to the meetings prepared, whether he intends to speak for or...
  • 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,...
  • Jules Witcover: Default averted, a fresh start for Obama

    WASHINGTON -- While the tea party faction of the Republican Party licks its wounds and strains to put a positive spin on its abysmal failure to defund Obamacare, President Obama emerges with a stiffened spine for the budget and debt limit battles ahead....
  • Chris Christie: Still in your face

    WASHINGTON -- As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plays the victim in the George Washington Bridge scandal, betrayed as he puts it by underlings in his office, much political crepe is being draped around his broad shoulders. But it doesn't necessarily...
  • A too-early look at the 2016 presidential race: Bet on a dark horse

    Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way ... The most interesting dynamic about the presidential race so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans -- and vice versa. Since 1940, with the...
  • Letters: Separating politics and hunger

    Re "Playing politics with hunger," Opinion, Sept. 16 I read former Sens. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and Tom Daschle's (D-S.D.) Op-Ed article with great interest. This summer I traveled to Washington and met with a local member of Congress who expressed his...
  • (Dole)ing out blame for gridlock

    Who doesn't admire former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole? Wounded World War II veteran, part-time comedian (Dole once described a meeting of former presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon as "see no evil, hear no evil -- and evil"), former...
  • Caution for Clinton: Iowa's history of toppling front-runners

    DES MOINES - Iowa is a tough state for presidential front-runners. It may be the passive-aggressive nature of voters. Iowans are exceedingly polite; it’s the kind of place you’re expected to greet and even chat with others stepping onto an...
  • Dole takes his turn in political parlor game

    "Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan -- could you make it in today's Republican Party?" Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" asked former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole. "I doubt it," Dole replied. "Reagan...