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  • Biggest US foreign policy split in generation emerges on Iran

    WASHINGTON American politics once stopped at the water's edge. Now, it doesn't even slow down. By trying to deter Iran's leaders from cutting a nuclear deal with the U.S. and Europe, 47 Republican senators this week caused the most serious rupture in the...
  • John Boehner's minority government of pragmatic Republicans

    Last week's drama in the House of Representatives, when Speaker John A. Boehner needed Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to rescue him from his own rebellious party, looked like a messy disaster for Republicans. But it could have been worse. If the House...
  • Public Safety Commissioner Wins Reappointment By Narrow Margin

    Public Safety Commissioner Wins Reappointment By Narrow Margin
    HARTFORD — Despite serious objections from legislators Tuesday, the state House of Representatives narrowly voted to approve Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's choice for public safety commisssioner. In a largely party line vote, the House approved the...
  • Three take formal step to run for L.A. County supervisor next year

    Three take formal step to run for L.A. County supervisor next year
    Three political hopefuls have taken the first official step toward becoming a candidate in next year's races for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, county election officials said Monday. Before they can begin raising money for their campaigns,...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: March 9 Panama City News Herald on Gov. Scott and drug testing: After four years of pontificating and pointless litigation, Gov. Rick Scott has finally made the right decision about Florida's scheme to drug-...
  • If states OK medical pot, Rand Paul says, feds shouldn't prosecute

    WASHINGTON Likely presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joined a pair of Democratic senators Tuesday to introduce legislation that seeks to block the federal government from prosecuting medical marijuana users and providers in states where it's...
  • Poll: Americans are down on Obama's foreign policy

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's effort against the Islamic State group as well as his entire foreign policy is deeply unpopular in this country, a new McClatchy-Marist poll found. People want Obama and Congress to get tougher. They're willing to give...
  • Speech before Congress shouldn't be happening

    Speech before Congress shouldn't be happening
    It is quite extraordinary to have a prime minister of another nation come to this country and speak from the dais of the House of Representatives — from where the president gives his State of the Union address — to attack President Obama's...
  • Bibi does D.C.

    Bibi does D.C.
    That was quite a performance Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives, courtesy of Speaker John Boehner in his continuing campaign to impede and discredit the presidency of Barack Obama. It...
  • Mikulski's political genius

    Mikulski's political genius
    I was at an event featuring the women who had been recently elected to the United States Senate in 1992, bringing the number of female Senators to a grand total of seven. The group was standing on a stage posing for pictures when I heard a voice call...
  • Kentucky GOP clears path for Paul's dual campaigns

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took his first step toward running for president with state party leaders on Saturday endorsing his plan for a presidential caucus in 2016. The move clears the way for Paul to run for president and for re-election to his Senate...