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  • RedBlueAmerica: Is President Obama about to be impeached?

    Talk of impeachment abounds in Washington, D.C. these days, but oddly, both sides blame each other for that. Republicans say Democrats are talking up impeachment in order to raise funds and support for the upcoming midterm elections. But Democrats...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Perry 1, Cruz 0 on Texas border leadership

    One fascinating sub-text of the 2016 presidential race's early phase has been the contrast in approach between the two Texas aspirants, Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz. Though Cruz led early Texas polls, Perry's course may make more sense as a long-term...
  • Primary incomplete but odds are long for Senate challenger in Hawaii

    Hawaii’s Democratic primary election may stretch for weeks because of storm-related voting delays, but the challenger in an acrimonious and achingly close U.S. Senate race faces an uphill struggle to win. With more than 200 precincts reporting,...
  • Hawaii governor defeated, senator struggling in Democratic primary

    Hawaii’s Gov. Neil Abercrombie was defeated and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz was fighting to avoid a similar ousting Saturday after a Democratic primary vote that occurred as the state cleaned up from Tropical Storm Iselle and awaited an incoming...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Four decades on, lessons of Nixon resignation worth recalling

    WASHINGTON Forty years ago I sat alone in the White House briefing room wiped out mentally and physically by the nearly unrelenting pressure of two years of covering the scandal that has come to symbolize the worst and the best in America's history. The...
  • Economy is focus of US-African summit, but Ebola casts a shadow

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will welcome the leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations to Washington this week as part of a first-of-its-kind summit designed to boost economic ties between the United States and Africa. The U.S.-Africa Leaders...
  • In Colorado, lines are drawn for an election battle over fracking

    When Rep. Jared Polis found that a 100-foot tower and a drilling operation had been built last year across the road from his weekend home, he told his story on YouTube, predicting that by fighting for "sensible regulations" he would become the anti-...
  • An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration

     An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration
    It was a clip that could make even a political opponent smile: candidate Bob McDonnell strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk in the Northern Virginia suburb where he grew up as his kids scoot by, daughters on their way to Grandpa's, sons tossing a...
  • What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]

    What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee, on Friday issued a statement on that body's approval of $225 million in aid to Israel. In part, Senator Mikulski wrote, "It's crucial that Israel has the opportunity to defend...
  • 'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War

    In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964. This...
  • Aug. 3 Letters: Rep. Scot Rigell, Israel support

    Time management Rep.Scott Rigell — my congressman— found the time, on July 29, to vote to sue the president for signing an executive order that was within the legal rights of his office. Rep.Rigell is getting paid to represent the citizens of...