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Can Hillary prepare for a low-key primary?

Can Hillary prepare for a low-key primary?

The challenge ahead for Hillary Rodham Clinton is one faced by few White House hopefuls: running a primary campaign in which she faces little competition, if any at all. Still…

Obama’s budget offers contrasts against GOP extremes

Obama’s budget offers contrasts against GOP extremes

With a blend of tax hikes and spending increases, President Barack Obama’s budget spells out a policy agenda that will distinguish him from Republicans who now control Congress. It also…

Science knows best: Vaccinate your children

Science knows best: Vaccinate your children

Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. President Barack Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, said Friday that…

Things to remember on Budget Day

Things to remember on Budget Day

A quick quiz: Monday is — a) Groundhog Day b) Budget Day c) A day for repeating the same old arguments over spending and taxes, only louder. d) All of…

Struggling with the language of terrorism

Struggling with the language of terrorism

Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was…

Romney rules out another run for President

Romney rules out another run for President

After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. “After putting considerable thought into…

Red ink? What red ink? Let’s spend more

Red ink?  What red ink? Let’s spend more

The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit. As the nation’s ledger adjusts to decreasing levels of deficit spending, the voices in Washington calling for austerity are barely audible. Republicans…

Can the Democrats clean up their ‘vision’ act?

Can the Democrats clean up their ‘vision’ act?

President Barack Obama is trying to cheer up House Democrats, urging them to keep battling for middle-class families even as they trumpet brighter news about jobs, energy production and other…

Now Scott Walker looking to join run for President

Now Scott Walker looking to join run for President

Shifting his focus to Washington, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expanding his political operation as he fights for early momentum in the increasingly crowded field of GOP White House prospects.…

She got America’s first Social Security check

She got America’s first Social Security check

Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout. Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn’t realize it at…