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  • The Clintons lower the bar -- again

    I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his behavior, then...
  • The Clintons lower the bar -- again

    The Clintons lower the bar -- again
        I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his...
  • Time for the Senate to break the impasse over human trafficking bill

    If ever there were a piece of legislation that should be able to sail through the fractious, politically polarized Congress, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act would seem to be it. Introduced by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, the bill has 33...
  • Senate Democrats stall anti-human trafficking bill over abortion limits

    Senate Democrats stall anti-human trafficking bill over abortion limits
    A Senate showdown over a popular anti-human trafficking bill escalated Tuesday, as Democrats filibustered the measure in protest Republican-backed abortion restrictions. The heated standoff jeopardizes not only passage of the otherwise bipartisan bill...
  • The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!" In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world....
  • Obama administration sets record for withholding government files - again

    Obama administration sets record for withholding government files - again
    The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. The government took...
  • The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of “Death to America!” In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in...
  • Senate has no reason to delay a vote on Loretta Lynch any longer

    Senate has no reason to delay a vote on Loretta Lynch any longer
    The Senate was expected to vote this week on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general, more than four months after President Obama announced that the veteran prosecutor was his choice to succeed Eric H. Holder Jr. But Senate Majority...
  • McConnell threatens to delay vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch

    McConnell threatens to delay vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch
    The top Republican in the Senate said Sunday he will delay a vote on President Obama’s choice for attorney general until the Senate resolves an unrelated dispute over abortion. The nomination of Loretta Lynch, currently the U.S. attorney in...
  • Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'

    Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'
    Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat...
  • More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without...