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  • Reid threatens to short-circuit trade bill

    WASHINGTON Does Minority Leader Harry Reid have the votes to throw a monkey wrench into President Barack Obama's trade agenda? The Nevada Democrat indicated as much to the Huffington Post in an interview published late Monday, though he was not as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

    Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks
    The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro. Instead, an...