| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
One of the few things Americans on both sides of the partisan divide can agree on is that this election is shaping up to be vexingly petty. The hunt for gaffes -- some real, many imagined -- has taken over. Mitt Romney's recent overseas tour, we are told,...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:03 AM
In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago.
The decision of Republican Jim DeMint of South...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Homes with federally insured mortgages — afforded to mostly lower-income borrowers — are expected to see a spike in foreclosures because of dicey lending practices, according to a recent study.
More than a dozen ZIP codes in the Baltimore...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Your recent editorial ("Obama's mandate," Nov. 7) where you recommend that President Barack Obama "needs to act immediately to persuade Congress to extend the deadline for sequestration another six months" is almost laughable if it wasn't so sad. Lest...
| Nov 15, 2012
The conservative Gotterdammerung is finally here. "Like dazed survivors in a ravaged city, America's conservatives are wailing and beating their collective breasts," opines the Economist's "Lexington" columnist. "A leading conservative thinker," asked...
| Oct 3, 2012
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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve's last chance this year to reduce a key stimulus program comes Wednesday when central bank policymakers wrap up a two-day meeting and Chairman Ben S. Bernanke holds his last scheduled news conference before stepping...
| Dec 18, 2013
When will the insurers revolt?
It's a question that's popping up more and more. On the surface, the question answers itself. We're talking about pinstriped insurance company executives, not Hells Angels. One doesn't want to paint with too broad a brush,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:01 AM
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By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Anyone expecting a new era of
good feeling to break out on Capitol Hill in the wake of this
week's bipartisan budget deal should probably forget...
| Dec 13, 2013
"Obamacare was sold on a trinity of lies."
That ornate phrase, more suitable for the Book of Revelations or perhaps the next installment of "Game of Thrones," comes from my National Review colleague Rich Lowry. But I like it. Most people know the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anyone expecting a new era of good feeling to break out on Capitol Hill in the wake of this week's bipartisan budget deal should probably forget about it.
That was the clear message from most lawmakers interviewed on Friday as well...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:05 PM
WASHINGTON Congress is once again debating whether to extend unemployment benefits. Democrats say it's critical both for the people involved and the economy. Republicans say a falling jobless rate shows the economy is strong enough to let the extended...