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Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- Only a few days into the new year, the Grand Old Party has a huge political hangover from the events that rang in the tidings of 2013. First came the escape from the fiscal cliff that saw its speaker of the House, John Boehner,...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- President Obama, in his year-end interview on "Meet the Press" Sunday, was asked what his priorities were for the first year of his second term. He listed four: immigration reform, stabilizing the economy through debt reduction and...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- President Obama in his Monday press conference was pressed to defend himself against critics who say he surrounds himself with like-minded friends and doesn't get chummy enough with his political opponents. He fired back with a reverse twist...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- When Vice President Joe Biden invited the National Rifle Association to the White House the other day to join in the Obama administration's post-Newtown talks on ways to counter gun violence, it was like letting the fox into the chicken...
Tags: Washington, DC, Joe Biden, White House, U.S. Congress, Laws
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- It would be nice to feel, after one of the most costly and abrasive presidential campaigns in our nation's history, that the fog has cleared from the miasma of the year 2012, revealing bright prospects for a better 2013. It would also be...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, named by President Obama to be his next secretary of state, could have been a character out of F. Scott Fitzgerald: a Yale man, tall, handsome, aristocratic, the son of a foreign service officer, married...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- President Obama's second inauguration address, unlike his first one urging general conciliation between the parties, signaled his intention to fight for a more progressive agenda he says was endorsed by his re-election in November. His...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- The inauguration of a re-elected president should signify the country's satisfaction with his first term, and anticipation of more of the same leadership that has brought about that second term. Barack Obama embarks on his presidential...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- Such is the state of American politics that the president and members of Congress fled home for Christmas Day as an brief escape from stalemate, rather than the customarily joyous return to their happy family hearths. President Obama...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor....
Tags: Susan Collins, Al Gore, Judaism, Joe Biden, George W. Bush
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- President Obama, in his poignant remarks in Newtown, Conn., to the grieving parents and friends of the 20 little boys and girls and six adults slaughtered in the grade-school massacre, pledged to use "whatever power this office holds" to...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- As official Washington nervously ponders the approaching fiscal cliff and the potential economic chaos it entails, President Obama faces a precipice of his own in the challenge of making use of his re-election victory. Unless he emerges...
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