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  • Danation: The Health and Happiness Show

    Huzzah! After a last-minute vote in the wee hours of Monday morning, one that followed the last-minute appeal of Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that God smite some Democratic senator, so they wouldn’t have the 60 votes they needed, the Senate voted to...
  • Reel Critics: J. Edgar misses the forest for the trees

    Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century. Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
  • Romney flip-flops, and so does Obama; what's wrong with that?

    Romney flip-flops, and so does Obama; what's wrong with that?
    What's that you say? You don't hear much about President Barack Obama's flip-flopping? How about: 1) the Obama reversal regarding child farm-labor regulations; 2) the president's (to quote The New York Times) "revers[ing] his two-year-old order halting...
  • 'Body of War'

    ON Sept. 13, 2001, after watching footage of President Bush brandishing his bullhorn atop the rubble of the World Trade Center, Tomas Young, a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., enlisted in the Army. He thought he'd be sent to Afghanistan to smoke the...
  • Senate careers branch differently for Clinton, Obama

    The Senate long has been considered a poor springboard to the White House. But it provided a crucial step in the political rise of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, giving them a priceless chance to burnish their records and shore up weaknesses...
  • Barack Obama's inauguration: 'We must pick ourselves up'

    WASHINGTON — Barack Hussein Obama took his place as the 44th president of the United States under a bright winter sky on Tuesday, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater...
  • Sen. Ted Kennedy a fighter, friends say

     
    Sen. Edward Kennedy greets his beloved Portuguese Water Dogs upon leaving Massachusetts General Hospital. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images.) by Jill Zuckman Friends and colleagues of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy instinctively reached for the same...
  • When is a politician too old?

     
    by Naftali Bendavid When is a politician too old to serve? There's no right answer, of course, but the question has been in the news a lot recently. And it's likely to be even more in the spotlight as the......
  • Robert Byrd out of hospital

     
    by Katie Fretland Robert Byrd, the longest-serving senator in history, was released from the hospital today after doctors treated him for a mild infection, his spokesman said. Byrd (D-W. Va.) became ill with a temperature on Monday following votes and.......
  • Obama win a new chapter for America

     
    "You wonder about the folks who risked their lives in Selma and Birmingham...if they ever envisioned that this would happen in some of their lifetimes."...
  • John McCain's age: No issue, until now

     
    by Mark Silva ST. PAUL, Minn. - The age of the seasoned Sen. John McCain had never been much of an issue in his campaign for president. Now it may be. The decision of the 72-year-old Arizona senator, who stands......