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Jules Witcover

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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...
  • Pivoting to foreign policy, Rick Perry strikes two adversaries

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home. The disintegration of Iraq, the...
  • The Get Obama show goes on

    WASHINGTON -- It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee. It was considering House Speaker...
  • Obama finally lashes out on downed plane

    WASHINGTON -- On the day that saw the double whammy of the downing of a Malaysian Airlines over Ukraine and the Israeli invasion of Gaza, President Obama seemed at first conspicuously unengaged for a man customarily regarded as the leader of the "free...
  • Senate newbie Cruz stirs more trouble for Boehner in House

    WASHINGTON -- No one could have been more pleased to see the arrival of Congress's five-week summer recess than House Speaker John Boehner. It offers a welcome breathing space in the seemingly endless civil war between his Republican caucus's far-right...
  • The heavy price of our folly in Iraq

    WASHINGTON -- The can of worms that George W. Bush cracked open in Iraq in 2003, which Barack Obama tried to close and essentially gave up on by the end of 2011, is now spilling over into a major Middle East catastrophe. A Sunni insurgency has rocked the...
  • Laurel and Hardy in the Oval Office

    WASHINGTON -- As Oliver Hardy used to tell Stan Laurel is those old black-and-white movie comedies, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" That continues to be Barack Obama's refrain to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as he struggles in...
  • Obama's foreign policy woes lead to sagging approval rating

    WASHINGTON -- As critics debate whether President Obama is tough enough to lead America at war, he boosted his stock by ordering the capture of the alleged mastermind of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Yet, at the same time,...
  • A black hole in American history

    WASHINGTON -- When historians get around to appraising the start of the new century, what will they say about it? If circumstances continue as they have been, the period may well be deemed a deep black hole in the political life of this country. From the...
  • Not all media rolled over for Iraq War

    WASHINGTON -- It's usual that an accusation against reporters comes from the political right, whether alleging they're in the tank for President Obama or that they're giving Hillary Clinton a free ride on the Benghazi terrorist attacks. But now a charge...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit

    WASHINGTON--The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a...
  • Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates

    WASHINGTON -- At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 of Howard Henry Baker...