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Richard A. Gephardt

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  • Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade

    As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot.
  • 20 years in, Blue Dogs not ready to roll over

    WASHINGTON In 1994, when Republicans won the House for the first time in four decades, a band of fiscally conservative Democrats had a simple explanation: Their party had moved too far to the left. In 2014, when Republicans shrunk Democratic numbers to...

    The thrill of a wide-open race for president

    The thrill of a wide-open race for president
    The 2016 presidential campaign is quickening, with candidates popping up like daffodils. If you're a political junkie, this will be one of those leap years you live for, when no incumbent president is up for re-election. If you're a concerned citizen,...

    Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sell

    Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sell
    When parties in the Austrian Parliament last week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on...

    Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states

    Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states
    There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement. In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...