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  • Howard Baker's death a reminder of the pygmy politicians we have now

    When someone dies, folks often say: “They don’t make them like that anymore.” In the case of former Republican Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, who passed away Thursday, that’s certainly true. Baker is most famous, of course,...
  • Howard Henry Baker Jr. dies at 88; key player in Watergate hearings

    Howard Henry Baker Jr., a respected Washington insider who played a pivotal role in the Watergate hearings in 1973, has died. He was 88. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the death on the Senate floor. The former Republican senator from...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit

    WASHINGTON--The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a...
  • Election year a drag on productivity in Senate

    Election year a drag on productivity in Senate
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths...
  • Mitch McConnell beats tea party challenger in Kentucky GOP primary

    Mitch McConnell beats tea party challenger in Kentucky GOP primary
    Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell easily withstood a challenge from his right flank Tuesday to secure renomination for a sixth term, the first step toward his ultimate goal of leading a new Republican majority in the Senate next year. Shortly after polls...
  • Albert Hunt: Cruz, Paul compete for fractured conservatives

    Two newcomers, Sens. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, and Ted Cruz, of Texas, are the hottest figures in the dominant conservative wing of the Republican Party. In markedly different ways, they both claim to be the heirs to the party's contemporary patron saint,...
  • Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday

    Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -  President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that...
  • Obama accepts Veterans Affairs chief Shinseki's resignation with 'regret'

    Obama accepts Veterans Affairs chief Shinseki's resignation with 'regret'
    Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday following a meeting with President Barack Obama that came amid a firestorm of outrage over delays in medical care for U.S. veterans. Shortly after the private White House session,...
  • Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline decision

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route. The latest hold-up in the...
  • John Dickerson: GOP's civil war rather civil

    The civil war in the Republican Party is so civil. At least on the Senate battlefield, the much-anticipated and contentious intraparty fights are not happening. After the GOP primaries in North Carolina and Nebraska, the grassroots conservatives of the...
  • GOP senators dig in against primary challenges from tea party

    PEARL, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct...
  • Godzilla Speaks

    Godzilla Speaks
    Two thoughts became one cartoon. I wanted to use Godzilla as a metaphor and kept his image floating in my mind. I have a lot of things floating in my mind. Sometimes they collide and one sinks to the bottom, but today, two images joined and sailed to...