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  • 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...
  • House votes to defund Obamacare as shutdown battle escalates

    WASHINGTON – The GOP-led House approved a spending bill that would strip President Obama’s healthcare law of its funding, setting up a confrontation with the Democratically controlled Senate that risks causing the first shutdown of 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...
  • Obama: GOP is 'grandstanding' after Senate passes spending bill

    Obama: GOP is 'grandstanding' after Senate passes spending bill
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill, who are holding up a government spending bill in an attempt to eliminate money for the healthcare law, not to “threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven’t...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senate all-nighter: Filibuster fallout bogs down chamber's work

    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted to confirm two more of President Obama’s stalled nominations in an unusual all-night session forced by Republican objections to the historic change to the chamber's filibuster rules. In a vote after 1 a.m. EST...
  • After filibuster rule change, more delay tactics bog down Senate

    WASHINGTON — Republican resentment over the Democrats' decision to change Senate rules and eliminate filibusters on nominations has led to a form of trench warfare in the already deliberative body, producing long hours and hard feelings as the...
  • Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty

    Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty
    WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....