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  • Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress

    Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress
    When it convenes Jan. 6, the Republican-controlled 114th Congress will bring a wave of reinforcements to enhance the clout of President Obama's antagonists. But it remains to be seen whether that will set the stage for two years of continuing conflict...
  • What Schumer wants to embrace

    What Schumer wants to embrace
    A speech by Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York -- the Tuesday beforeThanksgiving -- didn't get the coverage it deserved. But for political junkies, Mr. Schumer's speech at the National Press Club is a marvel to behold. It is at once one of the...
  • Wall Street's Democrats

    Wall Street's Democrats
    In Washington's coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable donations are likely to be on the table along with potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare. But no one on Capitol Hill believes ...
  • Did Obamacare destroy the Democratic Party? Another look

    Was heathcare reform a fatal political blunder by the Democratic Party? That thesis of Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, received a respectful airing this week from the veteran political journalist and New York...
  • Justice Department to open civil rights inquiry into Eric Garner's death

    Justice Department to open civil rights inquiry into Eric Garner's death
    U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Wednesday that the Justice Department would open a federal criminal investigation into the death of Eric Garner at the hands of New York City police. A Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury decided against...
  • New York grand jury decides not to indict police officer in chokehold death

    New York grand jury decides not to indict police officer in chokehold death
    A New York grand jury Wednesday opted not to indict a white policeman in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose last words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for protesters who blamed his death on...
  • Nation watches as the war between (blue) states rages

    Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle. I grant...
  • President Obama says he'll announce immigration reform plan Thursday

    President Obama says he'll announce immigration reform plan Thursday
    President Obama appeared to be zeroing in Wednesday on a set of immigration policy changes that could protect 2.5 million to 4.9 million people from deportation, as he prepared to address the nation Thursday night to make his case for reform. The...
  • Obama prepares to act on immigration

    Obama prepares to act on immigration
    Thousands of immigrants in Maryland who are living in the country illegally could be shielded from deportation under an executive order President Barack Obama is set to unveil Thursday, an effort that has drawn sharp condemnation from congressional...
  • Obama unveils action on immigration, citing Scripture and precedent

    Obama unveils action on immigration, citing Scripture and precedent
    President Obama invited as many as 5 million immigrants and international visitors Thursday to openly live and work in the U.S., a controversial, unilateral demonstration of his power that signaled a new phase of activism for the remainder of his...
  • Diplomats press for Iran nuclear deal before Monday deadline

    Diplomats press for Iran nuclear deal before Monday deadline
    Top Western diplomats converged on the Austrian capital Friday to try to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran before the deadline Monday, but they appeared to remain far apart as the day ended. Secretary of State John F. Kerry met in Vienna with Iranian...