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  • Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support to fight militants

    Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support  to fight militants
    President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
  • Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday

    Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -  President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that...
  • The Senate primaries: Squawk before you can run

    The Senate primaries: Squawk before you can run
    Serving in America's Congress is one of the few jobs for which applicants trumpet their inexperience. Running against Washington while simultaneously asking voters to send you there makes sense when Congress is as popular as a porcupine in a bag of...
  • Student loan smackdown?

    Student loan smackdown?
    [UPDATE: The Warren- and Durbin-backed bill to refinance student loans at lower rates has failed to pass the Senate.] The student loan fight has found a battleground state: Illinois. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has made student debt one of his...
  • What is the meaning of Eric Cantor's defeat?

    Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary means. But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me,...
  • Student loan refinancing bill fails U.S. Senate hurdle

    Student loan refinancing bill fails U.S. Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON - Legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, dooming a measure that was a Democratic priority ahead of November congressional elections....
  • Hillary Clinton endorses 'Golden Girls'

    Hillary Clinton endorses 'Golden Girls'
    We're in for some mighty strange days, courtesy of that Hillary Clinton book tour. ABC on Friday previewed Diane Sawyer's interview with Clinton, the first of a series of high-profile sit-down chats to promote the former secretary of state's memoir...
  • Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

    The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's...
  • EPA rule sparks debate: Is it a job killer or bold step for future?

    The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months. Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups: “Today’s announcement is a dagger in...
  • Bongino: Sun's left-wing views show why print media are becoming irrelevant [Letter]

    The Sun's recent editorial about the tea party's fortunes helps everyone understand why dinosaur media outlets are circling the drain toward oblivion ("Weakened tea," May 21). In the view of some, every political issue fits into file folders — Fox...
  • GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post

    Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader. Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...