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  • Instead of debate zingers, how about serious proposals to boost employment?

    As the presidential debates begin, the focus shouldn't be on who is going to "win," but on whether we are finally going to get a serious debate on jobs and the economy. If not, then the real loser is going to be the American public. But I don't expect...
  • GOP slams fundraising, other efforts to promote Obama health law

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the...
  • Washington's 3-party Congress

    Washington's 3-party Congress
    Why another shutdown? Our government has three political parties these days: Democrats, Republicans and the new "radical Republicans." That radical Republican label has some history. The old radical Republicans were the Grand Old Party's progressive...
  • Republicans need immigration reset with Hispanics

    Republicans need immigration reset with Hispanics
    Republicans have an opportunity for a get-out-of-jail moment with the fastest-growing slice of the electorate, Hispanics. An immigration bill is likely to pass the Senate by the end of the month. The size and shape of the measure and the tone of the...
  • Obama Debases Trust In Government

    Last week was amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals...
  • Senate passes Internet sales tax bill; House fate uncertain

    Senate passes Internet sales tax bill; House fate uncertain
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 69-27 Monday to approve legislation that would allow states to force larger online retailers to collect sales taxes. But the bill faces an uncertain future in the House as lawmakers, particularly Republicans, wrestle...
  • Rubio has dinner at the White House

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other...
  • Latino role in election to fuel new immigration reform push

    Latino role in election to fuel new immigration reform push
    WASHINGTON — The outsized role that Latino voters played in securing victories for President Obama and Democratic Senate candidates has energized the effort to rewrite America's immigration laws, but opposition in Congress, particularly among...
  • Preaching to the choir

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama began his second inaugural address with a reminder that this ceremony, like the 56 inaugurations before it in U.S. history, was a unifying symbol. "Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the...
  • The Party of No

    WASHINGTON -- As President Obama and Republicans in Congress approach the much-feared fiscal cliff of automatic deep budget cuts by year's end, his re-election victory may be his best trump card to get new revenue and avoid calamitous hemorrhaging to...
  • Rubio dines with political adversary Obama

    Rubio dines with political adversary Obama
      U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other topics.  Not big breakthroughs emerged from the...
  • Senators think they have solved the Internet sales tax problem

     
    Internet sales tax: A bipartisan group of senators think they've solved the problem of how to allow states to collect Internet sales taxes....