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  • Few tears are shed for Eric Cantor [Commentary]

    Few tears are shed for Eric Cantor [Commentary]
    The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue. Mr....
  • Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing

    Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing
    Somewhere, somehow, there's at least one person who thought it would be a good idea for the Congressional leadership of two opposing parties to hold publicly hold hands. And sing. At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...
  • Our arrogant president [Commentary]

    Our arrogant president [Commentary]
    President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like. When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican...
  • 7/5

    Elected officials are required by law to uphold constitutions, federal and state, and not use their political platforms for a personal agenda. Lately, the three favorite sports are watching grass grow, watching paint dry, and World Cup Soccer. Uber'...
  • Republicans tentatively unfurl the impeachment flag [Commentary]

    Republicans tentatively unfurl the impeachment flag [Commentary]
    Some Republicans in Congress, having wasted the 2012 election trying to get rid of President Obama with Obamacare as their bludgeon, are now talking about crippling him in the 2014 midterm cycle by crying impeachment. With Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
  • Obama stands firm on executive orders

    WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day weekend is marked not only by patriotic, flag-waving parades and fireworks. It also features a sharp declaration of independence from Congress by a president frustrated by the legislative headlock its Republican members...
  • The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964

     The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    It is a measure of how desperately this country needed the 1964 Civil Rights Act that when John F. Kennedy finally proposed it in June 1963 — and when Lyndon B. Johnson signed it 50 years ago this week — only five of the 535 members of...
  • Senators Urge Quick Response to "Humanitarian Crisis of Unprecedented Proportions"

    HARTFORD— U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy said Thursday that deportation is not the solution to the ongoing immigration crisis unfolding at the country's southern border. The increase in children from Central America trying to...
  • Boehner's lawsuit against Obama is a bad move

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, July 2: Most Americans would agree that this nation has too much partisanship and too many lawsuits. In announcing last week that he will seek legislation for the House of...
  • Obama Doctrine on the line in Iraq

    WASHINGTON The conflict in Iraq presents the sharpest test yet of the foreign policy doctrine of President Barack Obama. That philosophy, most recently outlined at a May speech at the U.S. Military Academy, resists pressures to intervene militarily at...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Good ideas likely lost in D.C. political fray they might remedy

    In politically gridlocked Washington, both sides are frustrated. Each is basically blaming its failures on the opposition's misuse of powers. House Speaker John Boehner launched the latest round, seeking to halt President Barack Obama's repeated use of...