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Will new House rule set up battle over Social Security?

Will new House rule set up battle over Social Security?

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security’s finances on the eve…

Are things looking up for Obama?

Are things looking up for Obama?

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is creeping upward. The economy is growing. And a flurry of aggressive executive actions on domestic and foreign policy have energized the West Wing. Obama’s…

New Congress gets quick veto threat from Obama

New Congress gets quick veto threat from Obama

In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday, then ran straight into a White House veto threat…

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Frigid air is blowing across the United States, dropping temperatures in many areas into the single digits and leading weather monitors to issue wind chill advisories and politicians to plead…

Can Obama and McConnell play nice?

Can Obama and McConnell play nice?

President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell are warily looking for areas of agreement as they begin a new chapter in a relationship that is likely to remain…

Republicans taking control in Congress

Republicans taking control in Congress

Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. They planned to…

Longshots hit political road in Iowa

Longshots hit political road in Iowa

Soft laughter rippled through the audience in an Iowa church meeting room when a woman punctuated her question to the keynote speaker, Bernie Sanders, with, “when you’re president.” The reaction…

Gay marriages underway now in Florida

Gay marriages underway now in Florida

Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for…

Chris Christie a fan of the Dallas Cowboys?

Chris Christie a fan of the Dallas Cowboys?

Chris Christie loves the Dallas Cowboys. Not only is he not ashamed of it, he wants you to know it. Tossing any risks of political offense aside, the potential Republican…

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…