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  • Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs

    Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs
    One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday. The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
  • Congress negotiates as deadline nears for government spending bill

    Congress is pushing Thursday's deadline to fund the government to the brink as lawmakers engage in last-minute horse-trading that may require a 48-hour stopgap measure to keep federal offices from temporarily shutting down. The $1.1-trillion funding...
  • Nowhere to go but up for Southern Democrats

    Nowhere to go but up for Southern Democrats
    There have been five federal elections — three midterms and two presidential cycles — since the October 2006 publication of my book, "Whistling Past Dixie." In it I argued that, given the Democratic Party's declining southern fortunes, the...
  • Voters may be tired of Boxer, Feinstein, but it doesn't mean they'd lose

    Voters can be a lot like those acquisitive contestants on TV's "Let's Make A Deal." Do you take the cash or risk it for the surprise that beckons behind Door No. 1? The money is a sure thing. But how about a whirlwind vacation, that handsome dinette...
  • No lame duck president

    No lame duck president
    For those who expected President Barack Obama to spend his final two years in office curled up in the fetal position after the thunderclap of Republican victories in the midterm election, better brace yourselves. Returning from his diplomatic trip to Asia...
  • Short-sellers in limbo waiting for mortgage forgiveness tax relief

    Short-sellers in limbo waiting for mortgage forgiveness tax relief
    David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged in to Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session: renewing the...
  • Congress must exercise its war powers

     Congress must exercise its war powers
    Before Congress leaves the capital for the holidays, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) must schedule a vote on an authorization for the war against Islamic State. It's a constitutional imperative....
  • Still twisting in tax limbo on mortgage forgiveness

    David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged into Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session that has just...
  • In Theory: Should nonprofits endorse candidates?

    According to a story on Politico.com, in the recent election some pastors across the nation endorsed candidates from the pulpit, ignoring IRS rules barring nonprofits from participating in political campaigns. Although that means they’re using tax...
  • Bye-bye phone snoops: Their Take

    Bye-bye phone snoops: Their Take
    Bye-bye phone snoops Almost a year and a half after Edward Snowden revealed that the government was collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress may be about to end that program — if it doesn't succumb to specious...
  • Obama's immigration announcement draws praise and bitter criticism

    Obama's immigration announcement draws praise and bitter criticism
    President Obama's announcement that he would take executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally to stay and work drew quick reaction across the political spectrum Thursday. Here's a sampling: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.):...