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Democrats need surge of women to retain Senate majority

Senate State of Play 5 Things

WASHINGTON — Democrats know that keeping control of the Senate this election year isn’t a man’s job. Success will depend on the votes of women. This year, it’s Democrats who

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Can civilized nations defeat ISIS?

Does the "civilized" world have what it takes to defeat the self-declared Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS? To be sure, the U.S. has launched air strikes on


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Immigration stutter-steps

President Obama’s zigs and zags in pursuit of immigration reform are a long-unfolding narrative now assuming epic dimensions. In the latest installment, Mr.


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The Fed's gift to the rich

WASHINGTON — The latest meeting of the People Who Influence Everything from Auto Loans to 401(k) Plans — a.k.a. the Federal Reserve Board’s Open


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A time for statesmanship

Afghanistan is teetering between a political implosion that could ignite civil war in Kabul and a power-sharing deal that could give the country another chance for


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Scotland delivers a welcome lesson in democracy

Scots discovered at 6:08 a.m. Friday that they won’t break up the United Kingdom to become an independent nation. In the Glasgow hotel where the much-maligned


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Democrats shouldn't rely on pot and gay marriage

After George W. Bush won re-election in 2004, Democrats had a bit of a freak-out about social issues. Prominent strategists, and even their losing presidential


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On Islamic State plan, voters aren't divided on party lines

Last week, President Obama laid out his plan for attacking the Islamic State, and the immediate response from Republicans was almost uniformly negative. That


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Analysis: The Islamic State claims it's facing a crusade

WASHINGTON — In his speech last week announcing plans to combat Islamic State extremists, who are wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama was


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Ukraine's uneasy compromise pleases no one

The compromises Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has made to end the fighting in his country have taken shape, and they are dangerous to his political future.


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Scotland, don't go

Through waves of European revolutions, grand reform movements, the building and dismantling of history’s greatest global empire, two world wars and the


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