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WASHINGTON — Even before Special Counsel Robert Mueller finishes his investigations of Donald Trump, the president’s effort to usurp Congress’s power of the purse under Article I of the Constitution itself warrants his impeachment.

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WASHINGTON — By the Republican response to the three most-famous Democratic freshmen in Congress — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC) of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — you’d think these women were Shakespeare’s Three Witches rather than the three amigas seen…

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America is the only place in the world where any citizen over the age of 35 can run for president. No experience in government necessary. No support from a political party necessary. You don’t even have to have any ideas or policy proposals.

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I need to comment on Rep. Rob Bishop's guest commentary in the Feb. 10 paper. I was under the impression the 35-day government shutdown was caused by Mr. Trump's unwillingness to accept less than $5.8 billion dollars for a border wall in the government funding bill. Mr. Trump said that he wo…

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As on so many matters, former Republican Senate leader Bob Dole put it best when he said that almost all members of Congress love to make tough speeches; they just don’t like to make tough votes. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., the North Carolina Republican who died on his 76th birthday, was an ad…

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It is time for our country's leaders to look back and take note of the history behind the fall of the Roman Empire and the moral decline of its leaders. It is truly disgusting and unbelievable how our great United States of America is really beginning to look more and more like what happened…

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Scientists say the magnetic north pole movement from Canada towards Siberia has increased to about 35 miles per year, causing the need to change GPS orientation for maps, etc. Some streets named for their geomagnetic locations have already had a name change. To quote Kevin Anderton, science …

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The collapse of our nation's housing market in the summer of 2008 didn't come from out of the blue. Though it surely did seem that way for many, those who were plugged in saw warning signs aplenty before all hell broke loose. One critical red flag: There were people getting home mortgages wh…

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WASHINGTON — President Trump drew cheers and applause from the right-field bleachers at his State of the Union speech when he declared: “We renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

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As stories go, the face-off between Jeff Bezos and David Pecker (paging Charles Dickens) has all the elements of a 21st-century battle royale between good and evil, represented by the richest man in the world, who happens to own The Washington Post, and the pied piper of sleaze, respectively.

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The “blackface scandal” proved beneficial for two things. It displaced the frenzy over Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s support for a law lifting many restrictions on late-term abortion. It also took away headlines and news print space from the commonwealth’s Democratic lieutenant go…

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Politics is not brain surgery; it’s not that complicated. Politics is about addition, not subtraction. Show me a political party that is openly seeking and welcoming “converts” to its side and is finding common ground and I’ll show you a growing, healthy and, yes, winning political party. By…

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On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced what many news outlets described as “legislation” for the Green New Deal, a wildly ambitious plan to eliminate the American fossil fuel industry within a decade or so. It’s worth noting that it’s not …

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Last year was Utah’s driest year on record. As commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDF) and a rancher, I am concerned about the drought. But, I am also filled with optimism.

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First, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he wasn’t sure which of the two people in the 1984 “clearly racist and offensive” photo on his yearbook page was he.

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I listened to President Trump's Rose Garden address about opening up the government again. The address heavily insisted that we need a barrier on our southern border to keep people from coming in because there are a lot of criminals, drug-dealers, and "bad, bad people" trying to enter our country.

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WASHINGTON -- For all of President Donald Trump's intentions to present himself as congenial to compromise with his Democratic critics, his State of the Union Address was familiar mix of falsehoods and insults toward the opposition, as well as overstatements of his achievements.

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In 1983, just before winning a third term as Louisiana’s governor, Edwin Edwards famously said the only way he could lose the race was “if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.”

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San Francisco is one of the richest cities it the world. It’s given us music, technology and elegant architecture.

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Donald Trump promised that his State of the Union address would focus on “unification.” But Trump advocating national unity is like a pyromaniac promoting lighter fluids. His goal is, and has always been, disunion.

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During long, gray, bleak winters — before the women’s and men’s college basketball tournaments and before baseball’s opening days — I confess to an embarrassing secret: I thoroughly enjoy watching TV- and movie-related awards shows on TV, not just the Oscars but also the Golden Globes, the S…

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Adulting is hard work. It requires attention, patience, will, determination, willingness and commitment – among other things. Just taking care of the day-to-day living of work, school, family, and responsibilities such as food preparation and bill-paying can exhaust you even before you wake …

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A bill proposed by Virginia state Delegate Kathy Tran — ultimately voted down — would have made certain forms of baby killing legal. The proposed law would have reduced the number of doctors required to sign a baby’s death warrant and expanded the number of excuses for why a mother could cho…

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Wisconsin Republican congressman Sean Duffy recently introduced a bill to give President Trump new powers to raise tariffs in response to actions taken by other individual countries on American goods. This effort to expand the president’s power should make the White House happy, since Trump …

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Have you ever had a moment when you didn’t know whom you needed to hear until someone in front of you started to speak?