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Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

President Barack Obama’s escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But…

GOP taking the Senate? Don’t bet on it yet

GOP taking the Senate? Don’t bet on it yet

Establishment Republicans should keep the champagne on ice until after the midterm elections. Too many are already popping corks, pronouncing their strategy of “crushing” the Tea Party during the primaries…

More meaningless votes in the House

More meaningless votes in the House

In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama’s health…

Obama’s ever-changing message on 9/11

Obama’s ever-changing message on 9/11

Five times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time,…

Congress’ mission: Take little action, go home

Congress’ mission: Take little action, go home

Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face…

Obama abandons pledge; delays immigration action

Obama abandons pledge; delays immigration action

Caught between competing political demands over immigration, President Barack Obama will now wait until after the November election to take executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation…

Kentucky politics with a side order of barbeque

Kentucky politics with a side order of barbeque

The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse…

Child migration shifts immigration political focus

Child migration shifts immigration political focus

The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats plan to make against Republicans…

Obama hits road for political day trip

Obama hits road for political day trip

Drawing attention to his economic policies and courting a key Democratic constituency, President Barack Obama is embarking on a two-stop day trip to highlight technological developments and to raise money…

Turn out the lights. The tea party is over

Turn out the lights.  The tea party is over

Voters Tuesday sent a strong message to the once-formidable tea party:  We don’t like you and we don’t want you representing us in Congress. Tea party candidates lost big in…