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America's also-ran industrial complex

We often hear about the corrupting influence of money in politics. This usually means quid pro quos for moneyed interests. There's lip service paid to the amount of...


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Tea party owns immigration, Boehner

Days after the 2012 presidential election, in which less than one third of both Hispanic and Asian voters supported Republican candidate Mitt Romney, House Speaker...


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It makes no sense for Mitt Romney to run for president again

WASHINGTON — Ever since the news broke last Friday that Mitt Romney is not only thinking about running for president again in 2016 but also making moves that...


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Keep 'dynamic scoring' honest in Congress

My Republican colleagues have adopted a new rule for how legislation will be analyzed during the 114th Congress, one that has enormous potential to alter the...


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Health care on a deadline

Gallup reported Wednesday that the national uninsured rate dropped to 15.5 percent of the non-elderly population, down from 20.8 percent a little over a year ago....




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Freshman members of Congress

The 114th session of Congress convened this past week with 13 new senators and 58 new faces in the House. While top congressional leaders of the past few years...


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Immigration inertia

Republicans howled in November when President Obama used his executive powers to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, accusing him of usurping...


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A gas tax deal stuck in neutral

We keep hearing that there are three areas of potential compromise between the new GOP congressional majority and Democrats, President Obama included: trade, tax...


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On to Havana

In announcing the normalization of relations with Cuba last month, President Obama violated two pledges he had made: to link such a liberalization to...


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Liberal media dogs Palin

A funny thing happened on the way to a news story: ABC and NBC were again distracted by friendly noise from fellow leftwing travelers. Sarah Palin, whose name is...


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