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  • Obama should stay the course

    Obama should stay the course
    With the elections over, we hear a chorus of mainly Republicans telling President Obama to respect the views of the voters and capitulate to the new Congress. But in 2008 and again in 2012, these same politicians did everything they could to defy the...
  • Democrats' Keystone pipeline bill falls short in Senate vote

    Democrats' Keystone pipeline bill falls short in Senate vote
    The Senate narrowly avoided a postelection showdown between the White House and Congress when a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass Tuesday. Democratic Senate leaders had...
  • Nov. 11 Letters: Restored balance, GOP governance

    Balance of power During his first six years in the White House, President Obama continuously reminded us of his warped sense of the constitutional balance of power in Washington. When the legislature did not see things his way, he governed by self-...
  • Keystone XL pipeline bill dies in U.S. Senate

    Keystone XL pipeline bill dies in U.S. Senate
    A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senateon Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats supported.  The measure fell just short of the 60 votes needed for...
  • Parties put governing behind winning political support

    Parties put governing behind winning political support
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • 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...
  • GOP must act on immigration

    Before President Obama headed to China this weekend, he sat down one more time with congressional leaders to discuss potential areas of legislative agreement. Not surprisingly, divisions quickly emerged with Republicans — and some of the deepest...
  • 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...
  • President 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' Obama

    President 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' Obama
    With only two years left in his final term — and after a stinging rebuke to the Democratic Party in the midterm elections — the president is showing a new attitude: No more Mr. Nice Guy. First, President Barack Obama threw down a challenge...
  • 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...
  • 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....