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  • 'Photo op' gaffe reveals Obama's tin ear

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels. Particularly in today's social-media...
  • Q&A: Unaccompanied children crossing US border

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is urging Congress to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds to help government agencies handle an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The president's proposal would speed up...
  • US Senate has role in political gridlock

    As a follow up to your July 7 article, "Obama ramps up case against GOP. The President pins gridlock squarely on Republicans": Let it be known, during the 113th Congress, which began in January of 2013 and will last for two years, the House of...
  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation. That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
  • Sarah Palin vs. President Obama: Are Republicans the losers?

    Sarah Palin vs. President Obama: Are Republicans the losers?
    For a few political cycles now, Republican leaders have strained to distance themselves from some in their midst and focus on the basics to secure and extend their power in Washington: The less-than-sweeping economic recovery and President Obama’s...
  • Toomey drops proposal to shift funding for pedestrian projects

    — Funding for bike trails and popular pedestrian projects remains in the highway spending bill moving through the U.S. Senate after Sen. Pat Toomey dropped a proposal to shift those dollars to road and bridge projects. A conservation group that...
  • 2 Texas lawmakers offer bipartisan bill to combat border crisis

    2 Texas lawmakers offer bipartisan bill to combat border crisis
    In an unlikely partnership, two Texas lawmakers -- one Democrat, one Republican -- are proposing a bipartisan bill that would empower the U.S. to speed up immigration hearings in hopes of stemming the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border....
  • Fred Hiatt: Needed — A new team of rivals for Obama

    Maybe it is time for a shake-up. President Obama's second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term's team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need...
  • DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics

    DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics
    For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs. Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in...
  • Border crisis argues for broader fix

    Border crisis argues for broader fix
    For die-hard opponents of comprehensive immigration reform, the flood of children from Central America that has swamped the U.S. southern border clinches the case for beefing up security and nothing more. Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart of...
  • Marijuana ads signal new strategy in push to legalize

    WASHINGTON In the topsy-turvy world of marijuana politics, conservative Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state is the unlikely hero of the moment, lauded for trying to protect medical pot users from federal arrest. In Florida, liberal...