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  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
  • Sanity in sentencing [Editorial]

    Sanity in sentencing  [Editorial]
    There are about 7,000 people serving federal prison sentences for crimes related to crack cocaine who would not still be there if they had, instead, possessed or sold powder cocaine. That's the non-sensical and costly result of Congress' panic over the...
  • In slap, Ted Cruz's hometown newspaper rethinks its endorsement

    Pride, it is said, goeth before a fall. Now come the recriminations. Repeated national surveys have shown public support for the Republican Party tanking since GOP lawmakers banded together to shut down the federal government and bring the U.S. to the...
  • McConnell delivers; Boehner can't

    McConnell delivers; Boehner can't
    God bless Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican leader isn't an especially lovable figure. Even many of his fellow conservatives are lukewarm about him. He's colorless and charisma-free. He's a thoroughgoing partisan who has launched more filibusters...
  • The GOP discovers inequality

    "Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
  • Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long

     Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long
    Despite persistent polarization in Washington, a bipartisan consensus is emerging around the proposition that too many Americans are incarcerated for too long. Democrats tend to emphasize the injustice of excessive sentences that disproportionately affect...
  • Is Cruz out of control?

    What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe. Is the freshman senator on an "ego trip," putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz's conservative supporters)? ABC...
  • Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan offer conservatives a 2016 contrast at CPAC

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.--The potential choice facing voters in the next Republican presidential race was on full display Thursday at the kickoff of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan offered conservative...
  • Bongino picks up endorsement of Utah's Lee

    Bongino picks up endorsement of Utah's Lee
    WASHINGTON -- Daniel Bongino, the former Secret Service agent and Republican candidate in Maryland's 6th congressional district, secured the endorsement Thursday of GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. Lee, a Tea Party favorite, had also endorsed Bongino in his...
  • The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you

    The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's accusation that the Central Intelligence Agency has illegally spied on Congress has caused everyone from South Carolina's hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to on-the-run whistleblower Edward Snowden to weigh in.  ...
  • Utah election law reins in tea party

    SALT LAKE CITY — Four years ago, the fledgling tea party claimed one of its first and greatest victories in Utah, ousting the state's veteran Republican senator in a thunderclap of anti-incumbent anger. Now the establishment has struck back,...