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Immigration deal reached in House

Prospects for passage of a major immigration bill improved on Thursday when a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives declared they...

Repubicans not satisfied with release of Benghazi emails

The White House release of some 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya,...

Sanford: A comeback kid and potential wild card

Fresh off a redemptive win in South Carolina's special election, former Governor Mark Sanford's return to Congress will make him a prominent wild card...

Republicans face problem turning Benghazi attack into a scandal

Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in...

Obama’s role in immigration bill under review

President Barack Obama's prospects for a sweeping legislative victory this year now rest almost solely on the immigration overhaul working its way through Congress....

The unending list of failures who lead America today

When the watchers and clockers comment nowadays on the circus in Washington, the measurement is not who, if anyone, is successful. Instead, performance depends on...

Lots of talk about deficit reduction but little action

Liberals' loud objections to White House proposals for slowing the growth of huge social programs make it clear that neither political party puts a...

Obama: Boston arrest closes ‘important’ chapter

President Barack Obama declared Friday night that the capture of a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings "closed an important chapter in this...

Hypocrisy rules in Washington

Hypocrisy is nothing new in Washington. The long-running debate over taxes and spending, however, is producing especially blatant examples of politicians contradicting themselves or...

Ohmigod! Obama sends actual budget to Congress

President Barack Obama on Wednesday is sending Congress his 2014 budget, an effort to achieve an elusive "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits that...