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  • Congress' approval rating matters

    Congress' approval rating matters<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy. While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
  • Free trade is destroying the American economy

    Your recent article ("Democrats press Obama on jobs tour" Aug 15) lists the people on President Obama's economic team who have come and gone: Larry Summers, Christina Romer, Paul Volker, Peter Orszag, Jared Bernstein and Austan Goolsbee. Only Ben Bernanke...
  • Anthrax alert shuts House

    WASHINGTON - Investigators said that they have "substantive leads" about the origins of the anthrax that was mailed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and triggered a partial shutdown yesterday on Capitol Hill. Congressional leaders closed the House...
  • Rothenberg analysis: Senate GOP gains at least 7 seats

    WASHINGTON While the current Rothenberg Political Report ratings don't show it, I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats. But I wouldn't be shocked by a larger gain. Rothenberg...
  • The return of maverick McCain

    WASHINGTON -- In a now-rare exhibition of sensible compromise in the United States Senate, John McCain of Arizona has re-emerged as the unpredictable maverick who had seemingly vanished in his 2008 bid for the presidency. McCain is credited with...
  • Why I'll never write a book

    Why I'll never write a book
    ‘You should write a book.” Or, “Why don't you write a book?” Or, “Have you ever thought about writing a book?” Are you detecting a theme here? Anyone who writes for a living — anyone that is, with a mother...
  • Chronology of 2001 anthrax events

    Sept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J. Sept. 22: Editorial page assistant at New York Post who opens letters to the editor notices...
  • Condoleezza Rice, Taylor Branch on ‘Face the Nation’; Eva Longoria on ‘This Week’

     
    White House senior adviser David Plouffe will be a guest on ABC's “This Week,” CBS' “Face the Nation,” CNN's “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday.” The guest lineup this Sunday morning: “Fox...
  • Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl is latest Democrat to announce retirement

    Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl is latest Democrat to announce retirement
    Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl will announce on Friday that he will retire at the end of his current term, adding to Democratic woes in the effort to maintain control of the Senate. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Corrected at 9:41 a.m. May 13: The caption...
  • Write-in campaign for Hillary Clinton falls flat in New Hampshire

    Write-in campaign for Hillary Clinton falls flat in New Hampshire
    A campaign to encourage Democrats to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday appears to have fallen flat. President Obama easily won his first Granite State primary, scoring over 81% of the vote over a roster of mostly...
  • Paul Ryan out, Tommy Thompson could be in for GOP in Wisconsin Senate race

    Rep. Paul Ryan, architect of the House Republicans' controversial budget plan and a rising star in the party, announced Tuesday that he won't seek the open Senate seat in Wisconsin in 2012. "Our nation is quickly approaching a debt crisis that will do...
  • New faces of the Class of 2010: Rubio, Coons, Noem, Hoeven, Johnson, Corbett, Haley, Martinez, Fallin

     
    Mostly Republicans, the newcomers to the nation's capital bring considerable experience in government and politics at the state level....