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  • The nuclear option again

    WASHINGTON -- We're decades past the Cold War years when the two leading nuclear powers of the day, the United States and the Soviet Union, talked freely about their MAD strategies, which stood for Mutual Assured Destruction in any nuclear-weapons...
  • Political silly season

    WASHINGTON -- With Congress in the doldrums of summer recess, our town has inevitably sunk to the game of making political mountains out of molehills. The latest example is disclosure that the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Save the filibuster

    The majority leader of the U.S. Senate was being himself again, unfortunately. That is, a bully. If the Republican minority in the Senate wouldn't go along with a slate of nominees to high federal office that the president wanted confirmed, well, Czar...
  • How to save Obamacare

    "You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission." Flannery O'Connor, The Violent Bear It Away A glance at the premiums to be charged in those health-insurance exchanges that Obamacare is setting up all across the country reinforces the impression...
  • The new Obama shows muscle

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- What do you do after hope and change have failed? This was the question Barack Obama needed to answer in accepting his party's nomination for a second term Thursday night. Borne into office on the wings of those two words and their...
  • Sen. Cruz Has No Respect For Democracy

    Sen. Ted Cruz is a true GOP dilemma. And he's not going away anytime soon. Cruz zealously poked his own party while shaping his image as a politician able to jabber almost nonstop for 21 hours while accomplishing nothing of congressional value. That's...
  • Did Congress learn anything?

     Did Congress learn anything?
    House Republicans should consider themselves lucky to have wound up empty-handed after triggering a 16-day government shutdown and threatening to turn the United States into a deadbeat borrower. Had Senate leaders not rushed to the rescue, cutting a...
  • Obama's winning strategy will be retested soon

    Obama's winning strategy will be retested soon
    WASHINGTON — It's been a constant quandary for the Obama White House: Should the president reach out to his Republican opponents or isolate them? Should he compromise to move his agenda or try to split the GOP ranks? Carrot or stick? That debate...
  • Change comes to Washington

    WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama was seeking the presidency in 2008, he pledged to change the way Washington works. Well, it has changed all right, but he has not been the architect. As emphatically confirmed in this week's government shutdown, that...
  • Emanuel blasts GOP on shutdown

    Emanuel blasts GOP on shutdown
    Longtime Democrat Rahm Emanuel had tough words today for congressional Republicans he contended have created the federal government shutdown by allowing a minority in their party to “hold the country hostage.” Speaking at a news conference...
  • Obama invites congressional leaders to White House for shutdown talk

    Obama invites congressional leaders to White House for shutdown talk
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday evening to discuss the government shutdown, according to an administration official. The meeting will be the first face-to-face conversations between...
  • House Republicans turn toward seeking a deal on the debt ceiling

    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) pleaded for patience Wednesday from a nervous faction of Republicans clamoring for a resolution to the government shutdown, now headed into a third day after congressional leaders left the White House...