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  • Boehner on the hot seat

    WASHINGTON -- One of this city's current mysteries is why Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to hold onto the job. His roughly four years in the post have been a nonstop struggle not only with the Democrat in the Oval Office but also...
  • Congress' dysfunction not limited to Homeland Security fight

    Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn't finish their work last year and it's showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the dispute over...
  • Congress should hear out Netanyahu

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Tuesday about the dangers posed by Iran's nuclear program, he will have to overcome the deafening political static created by the circumstances of his invitation. Not only did House...
  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped millions of acres of crucial...
  • College Sex: Is 'Yes Means Yes' Better Than 'No Means No?'

    College Sex: Is 'Yes Means Yes' Better Than 'No Means No?'
    When it comes to sex, there's a world of difference between "no means no" and "yes means yes," students and college officials told legislators last week. Olivia Paschal, a Yale student, said she has not been sexually assaulted, but that if it had ever...
  • Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

    Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 2

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 2
    The Underwoods are in crisis mode. Frank is meeting with the top Democrats in congress. He thinks that they're meeting to talk about his jobs program, America Works. In reality, they're confronting him, telling him that it's in the best interests of...
  • Herbicide-resistant crops play a role in shrinking monarch butterfly population

    Herbicide-resistant crops play a role in shrinking monarch butterfly population
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped...
  • Make deal with Iran -- and keep Plan B's in back pocket

    President Obama is clearly right — and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is wrong — about the Iran nuclear negotiations. But the broader and more consequential question of Iran's place in the world is much more complicated. As I've...
  • Tame the temper, GOP: Show compassion on immigration

    I've come up with a fabulous plan to deal with the estimated 11 million people who are in this country illegally. Call Uber. Maybe the U.S. government can get a high-volume group discount, and deport everybody for a minimum rate of $2.40 per person....
  • Today in History

    Today is Sunday, March 1, the 60th day of 2015. There are 305 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 1, 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded by Portuguese knight Estacio de Sa. On this date: In 1790, President George...