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  • Do-nothing Congress II: It's not a compliment

    It's official: The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate agreed on so few issues this year, Congress is on pace to pass the fewest bills in a two-year term since World War II. Pundits have compared the current occupants of Capitol...
  • Obama praises Congress for making it easier to transfer detainees

    KAILUA, Hawaii — President Obama praised Congress on Thursday for making it easier to transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries, but noted that lawmakers’ actions fell short of the flexibility he needs to close the prison. Obama cited...
  • Split over Obamacare tactics could cost GOP in 2014 vote

    The Republican Party, which should have the wind at its back, enters 2014 in disarray bordering on open warfare. President Obama and the Democrats have had, let's face it, a bumpy few months. The debut of the Affordable Care Act was not quite the hair-...
  • Why Boehner, fed up, blew up

    Why Boehner,  fed up, blew up
    Last spring, as President Barack Obama was beset by IRS scandals, Benghazi backlash and second-term blues, he was reported by The New York Times to be privately talking about "going Bulworth." The phrase is a reference to a satirical 1998 Warren...
  • Bob Dole still doling out good advice

    WASHINGTON--The famous Douglas MacArthur line that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away" certainly doesn't apply, not yet anyway, to World War II combat hero and later Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole. Now age 90 but still going strong,...
  • Obama reaping a long-awaited backbone bonus

    WASHINGTON -- It may have been a long time coming, but President Obama's decision to stand up to the obstructionists in Congress that led to the 16-day government shutdown in October has begun to pay off. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan,...
  • Simpson and Bowles: Budget deal is just a start

    Simpson and Bowles: Budget deal is just a start
    The budget agreement reached by the House and Senate this week is a small step forward in restoring some sanity and order to the process. By putting in place a bipartisan plan for the next two years, the agreement represents a much-needed improvement over...
  • Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles

    Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles
    WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for...
  • In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal

    In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal
    WASHINGTON — The latest federal budget showdown has quickly set the stage for the next one, as Republicans and Democrats have just three months to craft a new agreement to avoid another shutdown crisis. This time, though, the parties come to the...
  • Steve Harvey lands Barack Obama interview

    Steve Harvey lands Barack Obama interview
    Before we get to Sunday's guest list, let us note that syndicated talk-show host Steve Harvey has landed an interview with President Barack Obama. They taped the interview today at the White House. The chat will air next Friday. "Steve Harvey" airs at 9...
  • Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin

    Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin
    WASHINGTON — With another government shutdown looming as soon as January, congressional negotiators convened Wednesday to attempt to reach a budget compromise and end the brinkmanship that has left the capital lurching from one fiscal crisis to...
  • Obama in the dark on healthcare.gov

    Watching President Obama's press conference Thursday, I almost started humming the old ditty the "Farmer in the Dell" because all I could think was: "The cheese stands alone." The president did his level best to explain that he was as in the dark as...