Tuesday, February 25, 2020
It was just a year ago that Michele Flournoy stepped down as under secretary of Defense for policy, the third-highest civilian job at the Pentagon. As the first woman to hold such a senior position in the testosterone-laden military...
The voters gave President Obama a second term, and now he’s counting on them to help him resolve the fiscal cliff in a responsible way. You’d think people would be weary of hearing about an economic issue that so...
Ending the speculation about her future, at least for now, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi informed her caucus on Wednesday that she would run again to be their leader. Then she held a press conference to tell the world—purposefully surrounded...
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...
With election forecasters predicting enough close races will break for the Democrats, Republican hopes of regaining control of the Senate now appear dashed. Polls close at 7 p.m. in the Northeast, and if Democrats win seats in Massachusetts, Connecticut,...
The gender gap is a familiar feature of American politics and one of the reasons why President Obama remains competitive for reelection despite the weak economy. But there's another factor at work: it’s called “the marriage gap,” and it...
If you expect Congress to take some action in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, guess again. A Democratic congressional aide says it’s unlikely the Hill will do so in the lame-duck session on one of the most damaging storms...
Damage assessments are just getting underway in New York and New Jersey, the states hardest hit by Sandy. And much of what could be a humongous tab will be shouldered by taxpayers. The good news is that FEMA’s disaster...
Planning for a possible Romney presidency is well underway with a transition office open in Washington and the FBI doing background checks on likely appointees. House Republican leaders regularly convene “two scenarios meetings” to calibrate “the tone and tenor”...
When word got out in late August that he had been hospitalized and was being treated for a recurrence of cancer, his fifth bout with the disease, former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter said in a statement issued by his...

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