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  • Bob Strauss, a remarkable Democrat

    WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served...
  • The troubling legacy of Obamacare

    WASHINGTON -- Like Watergate before it, Obamacare has become the gift that keeps on giving -- to partisan opponents determined to bring down an American president. In 1972, the Republican break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at...
  • Obama's crowning legislative achievement is now his albatross

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's latest delay in fully implementing the employer mandate in its embattled health-care insurance law confirms the harsh fact that it remains a huge political albatross hanging around the president's neck. The...
  • Is sanity creeping into the GOP leadership?

    WASHINGTON -- Is it possible that the adults in Congress are finally taking over? That prospect has reared its head in the decision of Republican leaders in both the House and Senate to back away from another threatened government shutdown, by swallowing...
  • A less than loving Valentine's Day in Washington

    WASHINGTON -- On the feast day of St. Valentine in the Anglican Church and various other religious jurisdictions around the globe, love may have been in the air, but not here in the Nation's capital. About a foot of snow covered the monuments, short-...
  • Needed: Another GOP declaration of conscience

    WASHINGTON -- The political equivalent of schoolyard bullying seems back in vogue to a degree seldom seen since the days of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin, who used bare-knuckle intimidation to cow a whole country into viral anti-communism in the...
  • Wealth inequality contributes to enduring 'class warfare' in politics

    WASHINGTON--Despite the comforting myth that we're all in this together, disagreement over what constitutes a fair share in the nation's economic pie continues to flourish in both Democratic and Republican administrations. The Democrats cast the so-...
  • U.S. never reaped bonus of post-Cold War world

    WASHINGTON -- Many American viewers of the Olympic Games in Sochi were no doubt disappointed that the Russian and U.S. hockey teams meet in a rematch of their historical 1980 clash for the gold medal. That huge upset sent roars of "USA! USA!" across...
  • Jules Witcover: Biden unfairly denigrated in presidential contention

    WASHINGTON -- In the already tiresome guessing game of whether or not Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016, there's a wide assumption among Democrats that the nomination is hers for the asking. One apparent rationale is that the party has no one...
  • Congressional old guard retires, leaving calcified partisanship in place

    WASHINGTON -- The trend of abandoning Congress continues as its longest-serving member, Democratic Rep. John Dingell Jr. of Michigan, former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced he will retire. He is going out with a bang,...
  • Republicans eye Ohio

    WASHINGTON -- While other Republicans zero in on November's midterm congressional elections in the hope of derailing the Obama presidency, the GOP National Committee is busy making plans for its 2016 national convention. Seven cities are finalists to host...
  • Obama's cool-headedness is diplomacy, not appeasement

    WASHINGTON -- To hear some American hawks talk about President Obama's reaction to the Russian move into Crimea, you'd think he's grabbed Neville Chamberlain's umbrella of appeasement and rushed off to Munich. But Obama's response to Russian President...