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  • The new world of voter suppression

    A week from Tuesday, voters will choose an entirely new House of Representatives, a third of the U.S. Senate and the governors of 36 states. Lamentably, many qualified voters will stay home, some out of apathy or disillusionment but others because they...
  • Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP

    Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP
    With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The...
  • Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election

    President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday. The delay, which...
  • After debts are paid

    Everyone makes mistakes. The most fortunate of us learn valuable lessons, often ones that are uplifting. For the less fortunate, the consequences of an ill-considered act can be much more burdensome. Non-violent inmates in Virginia's correctional system,...
  • Eric H. Holder Jr., U.S. attorney general, is stepping down

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., the first African American to fill the nation's top law enforcement post, announced Thursday he was stepping down, ending a nearly six-year tenure as one of the Obama administration's most progressive voices and polarizing...
  • Obama nomination of Michael Boggs to federal court appears dead

    Obama nomination of Michael Boggs to federal court appears dead
    President Obama’s nomination of Michael Boggs to a federal judgeship in Georgia appears to have been doomed by his own party. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said in a statement Monday that the nomination of Boggs, a...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Democratic hypocrisy reaching new heights

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Holder, Clapper endorse reforms in bulk collection of intelligence

    Two top Obama administration officials this week endorsed proposed reforms in the intelligence community’s bulk collection of data on Americans. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper wrote to Sen....
  • James Jeffords dies; ex-senator quit GOP, tipping control of chamber

    James Jeffords dies; ex-senator quit GOP, tipping control of chamber
    James Jeffords, a former U.S. senator from Vermont who tipped the balance of the Senate in 2001 after he left the Republican Party and became an independent, died Monday. He was 80. Diane Derby, Jeffords' former press secretary and a spokeswoman for his...
  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...