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Paul Ryan talks collaboration, not confrontation

To hear Rep. Paul Ryan tell it, a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a...

Republicans back to their old political tricks in Senate

Senate Republicans have blocked confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to one of the most influential federal courts. Obama had nominated Patricia Millett to join...

Yeah, we spy on our allies: Wanna make something of it?

If not yet the consensus opinion, by tomorrow morning most everyone with a keyboard and a connection to the Internet who isn’t also a...

The biggest broken promise of Obamacare

President Barack Obama's soothing promise that Americans happy with their health insurance could simply keep it was doomed from the start, and everyone familiar...

Unity within the fractured Democratic Party is short-lived

Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of...

Bipartisanship in Iowa politics? Oh, get real

Outside a state-of-the-art grain elevator, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley talks of how Republicans and Democrats in Congress need to overcome differences that scuttled farm...

Uncle Sam: Internet adept and inept at the same time

When it comes to computers, the Obama administration appears simultaneously to be a bungling amateur and a stealthy wizard. The same government that reportedly...

Federal deficit falls below $1 trillion for first time in five years

For the first time in five years, the U.S. government has run a budget deficit below $1 trillion. The government said Wednesday that the deficit...

Obamacare web site may have security flaws too

President Barack Obama's embattled top health official declared herself accountable Wednesday for failures of the much-maligned health insurance website as a newly surfaced government...

So many questions about what Obama knew and when

To his critics, President Barack Obama often has seemed to be conveniently distant when trouble has hit his administration. But on Tuesday, Obama was hit...