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Are Republicans really in charge? Good question

Are Republicans really in charge? Good question

Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for…

Can Scott Walker find his way to be President?

Can Scott Walker find his way to be President?

Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he’s still finding his way in presidential politics. The Wisconsin governor made a splash last month in…

Presidential aspirations rule at governors meet

Presidential aspirations rule at governors meet

Pay little attention to the official agenda for this weekend’s meeting of the National Governors Association. It’s the presidential politics being played in the hallways and private rooms that may…

Most Americans favor a higher minimum wage

Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. All three were…

End of life issues could haunt Jeb Bush’s Presidential run

End of life issues could haunt Jeb Bush’s Presidential run

  Jeb Bush was preparing to release the emails he sent and received as Florida governor when he was excoriated by a letter-writer to The Miami Herald. The headline: “Don’t…

The old State of the Union just ain’t what it used to be

The old State of the Union just ain’t what it used to be

The State of the Union just isn’t what it used to be. Sure, the pageantry and theatrics of the annual presidential address will all be there. The stem-winder of a…

Ohio bartender threatens to kill Boehner

Ohio bartender threatens to kill Boehner

An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink at a country…

Trade: Place for a rare Obama-GOP alliance?

Trade: Place for a rare Obama-GOP alliance?

Trade pacts create odd politics. That’s why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the Democratic White House on so many…

In the end, U.S. sanctions usually fail

In the end, U.S. sanctions usually fail

Responding to the cyber attack against Sony, the U.S. government recently issued new sanctions against North Korea. There are few reasons to be optimistic that this newest round of sanctions…

Can Obama deal with a Republican-run Congress?

Can Obama deal with a Republican-run Congress?

President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress descends on the…

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