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  • President Obama's reelection doesn't give him a 'mandate'

    The Sun portrays the defeat of George Bush's immigration reform bill as due to the fact that he "failed to get [it] past his own party" ("Obama's mandate," Nov. 7). In fact, 15 Democrats in the Senate failed to vote for the bill; it would have passed with...
  • First order of business: judicial vacancies

    Now that the 112th Senate is returning for its lame duck session after President Barack Obama captured a second term and Democrats retained a Senate majority, this is an ideal moment to analyze the federal judicial vacancy crisis. The bench currently...
  • Why Republicans lost the women's vote

    At least 54 percent of America's women can be proud to tell their daughters and granddaughters that they stood up to lunacy and prevented making criminals out of women who are raped and then choose to end the pregnancies that result. Yet that was in...
  • For all we've learned, Petraeus story still doesn't add up

    For all we've learned, Petraeus story still doesn't add up
    Like a set of Russian dolls, in which each doll contains a slightly smaller version of itself hidden inside, the sex scandal that forced CIA Director David Petraeus from office last week seems full of secret compartments that have yet to be revealed....
  • Both parties need new leadership in Congress

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi has returned as the Democratic House minority leader. While I can't speak to the internal operation of the Democratic caucus, I can speak to the public persona that Ms. Pelosi presents, and it is not good. When speaker of the House, her...
  • Sequestration was Obama's idea; now he doesn't like it?

    Sequestration was Obama's idea; now he doesn't like it?
    I was dismayed by your recent, misleading article on the Republican's responsibility for the budget sequester (The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff and budget director, set up the sequester in 2011, and Rob Nabors,...
  • Six keys to Obama's second term

    Six keys to Obama's second term
    Presidential second terms have a bad name. The traditional view is that presidents are stuck with first-term leftovers on their plates and a calendar that calls on them to get any legislation through Congress in the first 18 to 24 months. After that,...
  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's career in Congress comes to a close

    Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's career in Congress comes to a close
    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett began his unsuccessful campaign for another term with an unusual meeting: a one-on-one chat over dinner with his Democratic rival. Bartlett and his challenger, John Delaney, met alone for two hours in a Frederick restaurant...
  • O'Malley bashes Republicans on jobs on CNN

    Gov. Martin O'Malley returned to the national stage Sunday after a Democratic National Convention speech that received tepid reviews, facing off with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt over job creation and women's issues on CNN. Questioned by CNN's Candy Crowley,...
  • Bongino to report largest fundraising quarter to date

    WASHINGTON -- Maryland GOP Senate candidate Daniel Bongino will report raising at least $650,000 for his campaign since July, a significantly larger haul than he has had in any quarter since announcing his candidacy last year.    Bongino, who is...
  • In surprise move, General Allen retires from military

    In surprise move, General Allen retires from military
    Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military. The Naval...
  • Romney's biggest problem is his own party

    Romney's biggest problem is his own party
    There are two major theories about why Mitt Romney is dropping in the polls. One is that Romney is a lousy candidate, unable to connect with people or make his case. The other is that Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOPhas become...