Jeb Bush: Just as corrupt and dirty as his brother?

Jeb's real success came in playing fast and loose with rules, laws and ethics.

Jeb Bush: Just as corrupt and dirty as his brother?

Jeb Bush wants us to believe he is “a better Bush,” someone more ethical than his scandal-scarred brother and more able to than his stumbling father. Good luck on both counts.  A close look at the former Governor of Florida shows us he is as corrupt as George W. and as bumbling as George H.W. […]

Bush treads familiar ground in New Hampshire

"They've always been respected and a family that is thought to be close to New Hampshire," said former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu.

Bush treads familiar ground in New Hampshire

When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lays the groundwork for an all-but-certain White House bid in the state hosting the nation’s first presidential primary, he will be confronting a mixed record of voting for members of his family. Bush’s busy weekend includes private meetings with party leaders and two public sessions with voters. New Hampshire […]

Is Jeb Bush really different from George W.?

Is Jeb Bush really different from George W.?

How specifically former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distinguishes himself on foreign policy from his brother, former President George W. Bush, it’s clear the new Republican presidential prospect sees it as a topic necessary to address publicly. “I recognize that as a result, my views will often be held up in comparison to theirs,” Bush says, […]

Obama confronts Bush legacy over CIA report

Obama confronts Bush legacy over CIA report

For President Barack Obama, the long-delayed release of a scathing Senate report on harsh CIA interrogations underscores the degree to which the legacy of George W. Bush’s national security policies has shadowed the man elected to change or end them. While Obama banned waterboarding and other tactics upon taking office, his administration struggled for years […]

Rand Paul’s latest fantasy: A lawsuit over NSA spying

His lead lawyer on the case is another right-wing reactionary -- tea party favorite Ken Cuccinelli.

Rand Paul’s latest fantasy: A lawsuit over NSA spying

Republican Sen. Rand Paul, the rabid right-winger who thinks he could be the next President of the United States, is filing suit against the Obama administration over the data-collection policies of the National Security Agency. And his lead lawyer on the case is another right-wing reactionary — tea party favorite Ken Cuccinelli, the Virginia Attorney […]

After a rough 2013, Obama hopes for a better 2014

Great expectations disappeared in fumbles and failures.

After a rough 2013, Obama hopes for a better 2014

It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor. His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last January, turning back for one last glance across the expanse of the National Mall, where a supportive throng stood in the winter chill to witness the launch of his new term. “I […]

Can water projects unify a divided Congress?

Unlike a farm policy-food stamp bill also the subject of ongoing House-Senate negotiations, the differences in the two houses' water project bills are modest and the acrimony is less.

Can water projects unify a divided Congress?

Big multimillion-dollar water projects, once a favorite target of good-government reformers who made them a poster child of political pork, are back in vogue as a rare force of concord in a dysfunctional Congress. Republicans and Democrats who found little common ground in 2013 are rallying around a bill they hope to pass early next […]

More documents released on NSA spying

The declassification came after the Justice Department complied with a federal court order to release its previous legal arguments for keeping the programs secret.

More documents released on NSA spying

The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program. The declassification came after the Justice Department complied with a federal […]

Another Bush out there — a tea party one

Another Bush out there — a tea party one

The latest scion of one of America’s most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he’s something other than what his famous surname suggests. George P. Bush, Jeb Bush’s 37-year-old son who is a grandson of one former president and nephew of another, is launching his political career by running for Texas’ little-known but […]

Obama, amid record disapproval, claims economic surge

"If you look beyond those headlines, there are some good things happening in our economy," the President says.

Obama, amid record disapproval, claims economic surge

Barack Obama, amid the lowest poll numbers of his presidency and a barrage of bad headlines, accentuated the positive on Saturday, telling Americans that the US economy is headed “in the right direction.” “Over the past couple months, most of the political headlines you’ve read have probably been about the government shutdown and the launch […]

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