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McCain is for sale, just like the rest

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP candidate for Presidents, portrays himself as a "straight talker" who avoids back room,deal making politics. In truth, McCain is just another politician on the…

Curse of the midnight earmark

A principle as old as Congress is that once a bill is passed it is final. There are no do-overs or changes unless the full Congress votes them in…

Petraeus meets his next boss

Gen. David Petraeus, meet your next commander in chief. The top commander in Iraq found himself in the middle of presidential politics Tuesday — literally — as he was questioned by…

So much for reform from Democrats

Last fall, the newly ascendant congressional Democrats promised a thorough reform of earmarks or, failing that, a one-year moratorium on them. That was then and this is now, and…

Story behind the story: The Clinton myth

Her campaign rests on a game of make-believe. See also: Can HRC win popular vote, superdelegates?

Chuck Hagel: Time for a new political party

U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel writes in a new book that the United States needs independent leadership and possibly another political party, while suggesting the Iraq war might be remembered as…

Hillary Clinton is a joke that’s not so funny

Imagine if Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton had managed to get Congress to adopt the ambitious universal health-care plan she lobbied for during the first term of her husband's presidency. …

Pelosi’s strategy offers Obama a boost

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appears to favor Barack Obama with her statements that the Democratic Party should back the candidate with the most pledged delegates.

Another fine mess we’ve gotten into

Perhaps it's a good thing that Sens. John McCain, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are preoccupied with running for president because if they were involved in the budget debate…

McCain advisers lobbied for Airbus

Top current advisers to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign last year lobbied for a European plane maker that beat Boeing to a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, taking sides…