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  • Order on immigration could guarantee gridlock

    Order on immigration could guarantee gridlock
    After last week's election flipped control to Republicans from Democrats in the U.S. Senate and added to the GOP majority in the House, leaders in both parties insisted they didn't want to go back to bickering as usual. Senate Republican leader Mitch...
  • Why the U.S.-China climate deal is so important

    Why the U.S.-China climate deal is so important
    Global-warming talks in Paris next year have a better chance of reaching a productive conclusion now that the two biggest economies in the world — which also happen to be the two biggest climate polluters — have promised to curb greenhouse...
  • Boehner inherits new opportunity as head of robust GOP House majority

    Since taking the gavel in 2011, House Speaker John A. Boehner has looked like a man under siege, often captive to the whims of a rambunctious conservative flank looking for any excuse to oust him. But not since 1947 has a Republican enjoyed the kind...
  • GOP debates immigration strategy as Obama considers executive actions

    GOP debates immigration strategy as Obama considers executive actions
    Congressional Republicans have split into competing factions over how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected moves to change the nation's immigration system, which are likely to include protecting millions from being deported. The first,...
  • Threats and promises on immigration

    Threats and promises on immigration
    House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama would be "inviting big trouble" by taking unilateral action on immigration. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it would be "like waving a red flag in front of a bull." Well, get...
  • China-U.S. status: It's complicated

    Americans like to keep the world simple, dividing important countries into two groups: valued allies and hateful enemies. That approach suffices when we're talking about South Korea and North Korea. But it doesn't work well when it comes to China....
  • Obamacare health insurance marketplaces reopen for new enrollment

    Obamacare health insurance marketplaces reopen for new enrollment
    A year after their disastrous launch, health insurance marketplaces created through the Affordable Care Act will reopen to consumers Saturday in a high-stakes new test for the health law and its ambitious program for expanding coverage to millions of...
  • Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies

    Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies
    The number of unaccompanied children apprehended by federal agents last month at the nation’s Southwest border was down by 40% compared with last October, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The announcement comes as the nation prepares...
  • Obama legacy may rest in an accord the planet needed

    The minute we glimpse a flicker of hope in the fight against climate change, Republicans in Congress announce their intention to snuff it out. Fortunately for the planet, it seems they can't. This week's stunning announcement of a long-range agreement...
  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election
    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of...
  • 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...