| Mar 22, 2014
Lately, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been denouncing David and Charles Koch, calling the oil billionaires "un-American" as they funnel tens of millions of dollars into campaigns to defeat Senate Democrats.
There's plenty to criticize. The...
| Mar 22, 2014
At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this fall's elections, some Republicans are busy...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:43 PM
In a column last weekend, I warned that the Democrats’ chances of keeping control of the Senate this year look increasingly bleak. That wasn’t a value judgment on my part, merely an assessment of the political landscape. Some readers were...
| Mar 2, 2014
Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the "Daddy Party," all about military security...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
ARLINGTON, Va. Hillary Clinton's name won't be on any ballot in November, but that doesn't mean you won't see her supporters hit the campaign trail this year.
Ready for Hillary, the political action committee that hopes to lay the groundwork for Clinton'...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Most McClatchy newspapers published editorials as part of Sunshine Week, an open government project led by the American Society of News Editors.
The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, March 16:
HARRY REID AND MITCH MCCONNELL...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:23 PM
WASHINGTON — An ambitious bill seeking to stem the rise of sexual assaults in the military died Thursday after senators from both parties refused to limit the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute such cases.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:45 PM
WASHINGTON — As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid resumed his polemic against the Koch brothers Tuesday, Republicans were quick to respond, noting they are not the only ones with a generous billionaire in their corner.
The debate on the Senate...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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)?
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:59 PM
WASHINGTON — A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious plan to overhaul the tax code Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay.
The plan would also lower top rates...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:32 PM
WASHINGTON -- A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious tax code overhaul Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay, while promising to lower top rates to 25% for most...
| Feb 9, 2014
One of the best features in President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is the freedom that it offers workers from "job lock," a job they can't leave for fear of losing their affordable health insurance coverage. Yet, Obamacare foes think that's a bad...