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  • A deal, three weeks too late

    A deal, three weeks too late
    Thanks to last-minute negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the government of the United States open, and the threat that the nation will default on its debts for the first time has lifted, at...
  • We have the government we asked for

    We have the government we asked for
    The Obamacare/government funding debacle has again focused the country's attention on the considerable differences between the Obama Democrats and Boehner Republicans. But one of the primary misunderstandings regarding this latest titanic struggle...
  • Boston bombing brings out the new xenophobes

    Boston bombing brings out the new xenophobes
    The Boston Marathon bombing has brought out the xenophobes. Often when America suffers some large, inexplicable tragedy, we want to blame "foreigners" and look for ways to fortify ourselves against them. It's more reassuring to believe that an evil lies...
  • Congress' approval rating matters

    Congress' approval rating matters<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy. While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
  • The congressional follies, summer 2013 edition

    The congressional follies, summer 2013 edition
    Observations and comment from Washington, D.C. and beyond: •Observation: The No. 1 question I'm asked at public events is why Congress is so dysfunctional. One need look no further than the latest [Charlie] Cook Political Report to understand...
  • O'Malley in Las Vegas for clean energy program

    O'Malley in Las Vegas for clean energy program
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to be in Las Vegas Tuesday for a panel discussion on clean energy, appearing alongside former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at an event with big names in national politics. The day-long National Clean Energy...
  • The 'nuclear option'

    The 'nuclear option'
    Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid says he's thoroughly fed up with Republicans' abuse of the filibuster rule to block President Obama's executive branch appointees. This week he may finally get a chance to do something about it. In saying that he may...
  • Selective memory on judicial nominations

    The Sun has developed a bad case of selective memory when it comes to judicial nominations ("Judicial profiling," June 5). When President George W. Bush nominated candidates for judgeships during the years that Republicans controlled the Senate, the...
  • Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'

    Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'
    Republicans accuse Thomas E. Perez, President Barack Obama's nominee for labor secretary, of twisting the legal process in three cases in St. Paul, Minn., to suit his political purposes. But it is they who are twisting the Senate's role to "advise and...
  • Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate

    Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate
    Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
  • In the Senate, crisis averted — for now

    In the Senate, crisis averted &#8212; for now
    Faced with another crisis over one of its least democratic traditions, the U.S. Senate appears to have blown off enough steam to avoid a messy and divisive showdown over the use of the filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a handful of...
  • Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez

    Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez
    Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department. After days of escalating rhetoric,...