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  • Chocolate and cotton candy sweeten White House state dinner

    WASHINGTON — French President Francois Hollande was feted by President Obama on Tuesday night with a state dinner that drew political, business and Hollywood heavyweights, but not Valerie Trierweiler, who was considered France’s first lady...
  • House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase

    House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase
    WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation's borrowing capacity for another year, lifting the threat of government default and ending — for now — three years of partisan fiscal battles....
  • A no-drama debt-limit vote by the House GOP

     A no-drama debt-limit vote by the House GOP
    The House Republican leadership did the right thing Tuesday, allowing the chamber to approve a bill that would raise the debt ceiling for one year unconditionally. The move doesn't end the fight over federal budget deficits and the growing national debt....
  • Is Cruz out of control?

    What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe. Is the freshman senator on an "ego trip," putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz's conservative supporters)? ABC...
  • 2014 GOP Campaign Theme

    2014 GOP Campaign Theme
    The Republican mid-term election campaign that's shaping up will be built around mistrusting the president. That’s odd because I’m sure President Obama trusts them. He certainly trusts them to continue to try to thwart everything he wants to...
  • Senate on track to raise debt limit, send to White House

    Senate on track to raise debt limit, send to White House
    WASHINGTON -- Congress was poised to give final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest...
  • Senate clears debt ceiling bill in dramatic vote

    Senate clears debt ceiling bill in dramatic vote
    WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest led by tea party...
  • For sale (soon): 8 Corvettes; must be able to remove from sinkhole

    For sale (soon): 8 Corvettes; must be able to remove from sinkhole
    It gives a whole new meaning to the question, “Dude, where’s my car?”: Eight rare Corvettes were swallowed by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday. It was news that hit the Corvette community...
  • The problem with Elizabeth Warren's call for a 'diverse' judiciary

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s populist crusade has a new objective: preventing “a corporate capture of the federal courts.” The Massachusetts Democrat and progressive heroine graciously concedes that “there are some really talented...
  • Did the 9th Circuit Court just kill gun control?

    Did the 9th Circuit Court just kill gun control?
    Last year, after the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Illinois’ blanket ban on the carrying of “ready to use” guns outside the home, a Los Angeles Times editorial said this: “Even if it were affirmed by the Supreme...
  • 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-...
  • What, No Clapping? Boehner Did Right On Debt Ceiling

    What, No Clapping? Boehner Did Right On Debt Ceiling
    John Boehner infuriated many of his fellow Republicans, placed his leadership position in jeopardy, but served the nation Tuesday in calling for a vote on raising the government's borrowing authority without conditions. No high political drama this...