| Mar 18, 2015
| 6:22 AM
Out on the campaign trail in the nascent Republican presidential primary contest, it's a very different world from the one in which Mitt Romney famously divided the nation into makers and takers. Instead, you're likely to hear contenders for the party's...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 9:19 AM
My online dictionary defines "mantra" as a "group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power."
The Republican assertion that "Obamacare is not working" fits this definition perfectly. You'll find it, among other places, on...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Congressional Republicans are poised Tuesday to release their proposed 2016 budget, an annual blueprint that usually serves as a political rallying cry for smaller government.
This year, however, with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress,...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:07 PM
House Republicans are considering adding tens of billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's request for overseas military operations in an effort to get around tight limits on Pentagon spending. The move comes as Republicans are set to unveil their...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 8:12 AM
Hillary Clinton's email controversy has made it clearer than ever that a lot of Democrats just aren't that crazy about her. The secretive habits she's displayed here bring back all sorts of bad memories of the needless headaches she and Bill created...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:52 PM
Supporters of healthcare reform were breathing a little easier last week after oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act.
On the docket was King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Koch-backed...
| Feb 2, 2015
When President Barack Obama releases his budget Monday, the words "dead on arrival" will be widely incanted because they are part of a quasi-religious Beltway ritual.
This year, those words will be misleading.
No one expects Obama's budget to be...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The most radical and surprising development in Washington policymaking today is the use of scientific research to determine what does or doesn't work in government spending.
Basing spending on rigorous evaluation of a program's results may seem self-...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:32 PM
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| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:12 PM
President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 11:13 AM
After aggravating Republicans with a defiant State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced that he's eager to work with the GOP — "to get to yes," as he put it.
"The answer can't just be 'no,''' he told a group of students in...