Friday, August 14, 2020
Stung by the media’s focus on the suspension of White House tours as the symbol of stupid sequester politics, Democrats are fighting back. Party sources are busily providing reporters with links to stories around the country that show the...
Katharine Weymouth hasn’t had an easy time of it since taking the reins at The Washington Post. A series of decisions she made as publisher shook confidence in her ability to maintain the quality journalism and independence that had...
You don’t have to live in New York or Los Angeles to see Girl Rising, a documentary that lifts the curtain on the enormous challenges girls in developing countries face if they want to receive an education. It’s the...
If you wonder why President Obama has changed course and is suddenly reaching out to Republicans in Congress, you need look no further than the recent wave of public-opinion surveys, which show his approval rating dropping precipitously, his reelection...
Who is Caitlin Halligan? A 46-year-old lawyer and litigator, she is at the center of a Senate showdown set for Wednesday over President Obama’s judicial nominations. This is Halligan’s second time before the Senate—her initial appointment to the D.C. Circuit...
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...
It must be hard to remain stone-faced knowing you’re on television when the president says that anybody who works 40 hours a week shouldn’t be in poverty. Who could be against that? READ MORE AT THE DAILY BEAST
The House easily passed a short-term extension of the debt ceiling Wednesday with much of the drama around the measure replaced by a dawning recognition of reality on the Republican side. Speaker John Boehner failed to reach the necessary...
Women in combat. Those once were fighting words, fodder for the culture wars. Now it’s an idea whose time has come. With unanimous support from the Joint Chiefs, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will announce at a press conference Thursday...
In what a Democratic leadership aide calls “a big cave,” enough Republicans may have been corralled by House Speaker John Boehner to support an extension of the debt ceiling for almost four months. The vote to authorize the government’s...

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