Saturday, December 7, 2019
A president’s prestige is generally not committed to anything unless the outcome is assured. Not since President Obama’s quixotic trip to Copenhagen in 2009 to secure the Olympics for Chicago has there been anything quite so seat-of-the-pants as the...
An entire wall of Meredith McGehee’s K Street office is covered with white boards that track current and past members of Congress who are aligned with the newly launched Congressional Reformers Caucus. A longtime ethics-in-government activist, McGehee is the...
A strong liberal and a feminist, Illinois Democrat Jan Schakowsky worked hard to win bipartisan backing for the International Women Against Violence Act. It was touch and go until Thursday morning, when just hours before she was scheduled to...
With anti-American demonstrations, some violent, continuing throughout the Arab world, U.S. diplomats are on the front lines"”sometimes, it seems, without adequate protection. In the middle of a presidential election, voters are left wondering what all the mayhem means and...
Bernie Sanders is the most popular senator in America, according to the last 11 Morning Consult polls, a distinction that may say as much about the institution and its fall from grace as the curmudgeonly...
The Oscar-nominated film The Invisible War brings an issue to light that hasn’t had enough attention—rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military. After outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta screened the documentary late last year, he ordered the prosecution...
We all know that Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, learned from the master: she worked for Hillary Clinton in the late 1990s, when the first lady was humiliated by Bill during the Monica Lewinsky affair but nevertheless chose to...
With the speaker’s gavel once more out of reach, what will Nancy Pelosi do? Will she retire from Congress and clear the way for her daughter Christine to run? Not likely, says a leadership aide. Will she step down...
Sanders says as president he would impose a moratorium on nuclear plants as part of his $16.3 trillion climate-change plan. But critics of Sanders say he is ignoring science, so I reached out to James Hansen, the climate scientist...
With Tropical Storm Chantal headed for South Florida with landfall likely Saturday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is sounding alarm bells about the impact of National Guard furloughs on state storm preparations. “The problem is you’re losing training time, you’re...

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