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ATLANTA (AP) — National Republican leaders made waves recently with a dim view of the party's future if it fails to expand its core support beyond white males and social conservatives. But weeks after GOP Chairman Reince Priebus unveiled the "Growth...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- Among the casualties of the 2012 presidential election, along with Mitt Romney, was the vanishing breed of moderate Republicans of which he once was a star, until his embarrassing lurch into conservatism. Romney first failed to win the...
Tags: Mitt Romney, Gerald Ford, Government, Culture, Richard Nixon
You know there's something wrong in Congress when something widely viewed as a worst-case scenario happens and yet there's no rush to try to change course. That's the case with the "sequester," the across-the-board reduction in spending that was meant...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.WASHINGTON – With the “fiscal cliff” averted despite the failure to solve key budget issues, the 112th Congress will close out its widely criticized term and the 113th Congress will be sworn in Thursday. The outgoing Congress was...
WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill moved closer to a compromise to avert part of the so-called fiscal cliff, but theyremained unable to close a deal during an unusual Sunday session of negotiations punctuated by rounds of political...
A year ago, we predicted President Barack Obama would edge Mitt Romney 48-47 with 286 electoral votes, plus we'd get a Democratic Senate and Republican House; the numbers were a bit off, but who's counting? So plunging past the fiscal cliff, let's...
Americans have known for years both the broad outlines and some of the disgusting details of the George W. Bush administration's policy of subjecting suspected terrorists to torture, humiliation and imprisonment at "black sites" in foreign countries....
CNNWashington -- It's crunch time for avoiding the fiscal cliff as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner and their aides hold private talks on issues that will impact every American. Three weeks remain to cut a deal before the automatic...
In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago. The decision of Republican Jim DeMint of South...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago. The decision of Republican Jim DeMint...
Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- Sometimes it takes the passing from the scene of a strong yet reasonable and accommodating voice to show how valuable and in short supply that commodity is in today's political discourse. Such was the circumstance with the news last week...
Tags: Fiscal Cliff, Mitt Romney, Phil Gramm, Iran, Culture
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