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Senate nears election-year mininum wage vote

Senate nears election-year mininum wage vote

Win or lose — and they’ll probably lose — Democrats hope this week’s Senate showdown over raising the federal minimum wage reaps them benefits in November’s congressional elections. Whether they’ll…

Lies in politics? Of course. So?

Lies in politics? Of course. So?

If you read closely, you can almost glean a laugh track from the transcripts (pdf) of the oral arguments presented to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in the political lying…

Hillary Clinton set to talk faith, not politics

Hillary Clinton set to talk faith, not politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is showcasing her Methodist roots in a speech to about 7,000 members of the United Methodist Church. Clinton, a former U.S. senator for…

Senate campaign spin: Look out for boogeyman billionaires

Senate campaign spin: Look out for boogeyman billionaires

To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it’s the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian. For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been pushing an unrelenting…

John Paul Stevens: Politics is factor in retirement

John Paul Stevens: Politics is factor in retirement

John Paul Stevens says he thinks it’s appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire. “I think certainly it’s natural and an…

America’s fruitless search for a real leader

America’s fruitless search for a real leader

Diogenes, the legend goes, spent his life searching for an honest man. He never found one. Were he around today and living in America, his search would still be fruitless,…

Republicans credit Obamacare in Florida House election

Republicans credit Obamacare in Florida House election

The Republican Party’s leadership was quick to claim their win in Tuesday’s special congressional election on Florida’s west coast as a landmark victory over President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act,…

Archaic election laws control Washington DC elections

Archaic election laws control Washington DC elections

In 2010, Vincent Gray received 72,648 votes in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary. That was good enough for a nearly 10-percentage point victory over incumbent Adrian Fenty, but…

Kamala Harris: A rising California political star

Kamala Harris: A rising California political star

California Attorney General Kamala Harris sought to engage and energize fellow Democrats on Saturday and warned them not to become complacent with their domination of state politics. A rising star…

Bad news for GOP: Young adult voters lean Democratic

Bad news for GOP: Young adult voters lean Democratic

Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they’re more likely than not to lean to the left. Half of American adults ages…