| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Except when it's best served hot.
Just a few months ago, Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and now President Barack Obama's choice to be the next national security adviser, saw her main chance to...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In the last five years, I've been to a lot of uplifting events at the White House, from welcoming NASCAR winners, to awarding the Medal of Honor, to honoring the teacher of the year. But I've never been to a bigger White House celebration than Wednesday...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wider national audience: Not so fast.
House Republicans flexed their cultural and...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:47 PM
Who exactly is the enemy in the continuing U.S. war against terrorism?
In some cases, the answer is: It’s a secret.
When the United States began its war against al-Qaida after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the identity of the enemy was clear:...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON—Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a conservative Republican, announced her support Sunday for a bipartisan immigration overhaul plan, lending momentum to the comprehensive measure being debated in the Senate.
“Our immigration system is...
| Jun 25, 2013
Re "Immigration bill gains support — at a price," June 23
Add 20,000 more Border Patrol officers to protect us from poor people gambling with their lives and freedom, and several more drones to check it all out, and "we've practically...
| Mar 12, 2013
I hope I'm not too late to the fight.
FOR THE RECORD:
Filibuster: In a March 12 column about Rand Paul, Sen. Lindsey Graham was identified as (R-Ky.). He is from South Carolina.
Last week, freshman Sen....
| May 4, 2013
| 8:28 AM
President Obama sounded genuinely outraged last week when he talked about the Kafkaesque situation at the Guantanamo prison camp, where the United States has been holding 166 men without trial for terms that are, at this point, officially endless.
| Apr 24, 2013
A terrorist attack is like a national Rorschach test. Everybody sees in it what they want — usually something that proves a point they've been making all along.
Even before the Tsarnaev brothers were identified as the perpetrators of the Boston...
| Jan 8, 2013
It's official. President Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of Defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst Defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John Tower...
| Mar 13, 2013
President Obama took a posse of Republican senators to dinner last week, and this week he's giving Congress the unusual courtesy of no fewer than four presidential visits to Capitol Hill.
Can a flurry of presidential schmoozing change Washington from...
| Mar 6, 2013
Here's what is most maddening about the "Perils of Pauline" fiscal crises that President Obama and Congress have led us into during the last year: Both sides have known from the beginning what the final deals would look like, but neither side has been...